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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 07:55 PM
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Does ur Nomad have self canceling signals?
The 1700's do have self canceling turn signals. Thats a nice feature.
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All of the 1700's? I have a Vaquero and haven't noticed this. I AM pretty on top of killing the signals right away after the turn though. Wow if the bike I've had for over a year has this, I'll be embarrassed for not noticing, lol.
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Well after doing a search on here...I'm officially embarrassed
13 months and 1479 miles without noticing this feature. Hmm, wonder if this thing has a radio...
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Well after doing a search on here...I'm officially embarrassed
13 months and 1479 miles without noticing this feature. Hmm, wonder if this thing has a radio...
I think it cancels after about 200 feet. It will not cancel while at a stop. So if you turn it on 100 ft before stoping. It will count agian after you take off and will cancel at the next 100 ft. I notice at 55 mph you turn it on. It will stay on for about 3-4 telephone polls. Then cancel.
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Well after doing a search on here...I'm officially embarrassed
13 months and 1479 miles without noticing this feature. Hmm, wonder if this thing has a radio...
Don't be too embarrassed. I had no idea either.

I'll even do you one better.

I've had my Vaquero for a couple of weeks and this was the first weekend I had a reason to take the seat off. I stared at it. I walked around the bike. I scratched my head. Eventually, I resorted to the manual. A key. To remove the seat. Wow. I feel like I'm living the high life now.
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I think the turn signal cancels after 1/10 of a mile distance travelled after activating.

Like all the ones I have had and have now. At times I need to hit it again before I stop as you heed to give LOTS of warning here especially in Las Vegas or you will get ran over, turned in to, or basically have some nit wit run over you. (you will get run over anyway)....

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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My 900 was a blast to commute around town and the twisty back roads in. But as I started doing more highway and 2 up riding I needed something more adapt at touring so I got the Nomad. Honestly he added weight makes it less sporty handling in the twisties and the electronic throttle assist makes it SEEM less punchy at the throttle even though it's faster but comfort wise it's a huge improvement for both me and passenger when on long day trips. I would have kept my 900 too if I could but I don't regret trading it in. My Nomad is my year around primary vehicle and overall it has not let me down the last 25K miles.

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thanks for the help

Hey guys, thanks for all the great input. I went to the dealer to get the Nomad and started looking at the Voyager again. The Voyager was what I really wanted if I was to trade up but thought it too expensive. Well, at 0, .5 and 1% financing, not much is too expensive. I bought it. I've ridden about 100 miles thus far and it is certainly nice. Very differenct feel than my 900 which was obviously more sporty and nimble. This this 1700cc engine is some kind of smooth, not matter what speed I've gotten to. I'm hoping my wife will ride with me again now that we have something more comfortable. I got the grey/black model. It looked a lot like my 900. I think I'm going to miss it, it was great fun to ride. Now that I'm riding a bit longer however, the comfort of the Voyager should be well worth it. Thanks again for all the good info. I'll post a picture soon.
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Hey guys, thanks for all the great input. I went to the dealer to get the Nomad and started looking at the Voyager again. The Voyager was what I really wanted if I was to trade up but thought it too expensive. Well, at 0, .5 and 1% financing, not much is too expensive. I bought it. I've ridden about 100 miles thus far and it is certainly nice. Very differenct feel than my 900 which was obviously more sporty and nimble. This this 1700cc engine is some kind of smooth, not matter what speed I've gotten to. I'm hoping my wife will ride with me again now that we have something more comfortable. I got the grey/black model. It looked a lot like my 900. I think I'm going to miss it, it was great fun to ride. Now that I'm riding a bit longer however, the comfort of the Voyager should be well worth it. Thanks again for all the good info. I'll post a picture soon.
Great choice!
The same swap I made.
A few more miles and that 900lb VV will start feeling a lot more nimble.
Is the grey/black a 2012 model? If not you may want to spring for the KAMS when summer comes back around.

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Yes, it is a 2012 model. I rode yesterday for the first time at night. With the brights and the fog lights on it really lights up the road. Everything about is great so far. I do miss my highway pegs and my back rest however.
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