Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Fishkill, NY about 60 miles north of NYC
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Nomad
Well I had a 93 BUBF (1500) and then a 2001 1500 classic, then a 2003 1600 classic and now a 07 1600 Nomad and I can tell you that I loved the BUBF but it is nothing like the newer 1500's or 1600's. The issues with the cam chain tensioners are not issues at all they are part of the maintenance of the bike. If left undone then they become a issue just like any other maintenance that is left undone. On my 93 BUBF I had 95K on it when sold, it had the issue of the dog-bone and would not go into 2nd gear. My 2001 1500 classic had over 40K when sold the 2003 1600 had 88K when sold, both never had any issues and I checked and replaced the cam chain tensioners on both. My now 07 Nomad only has about 20K and I plan on checking the cam chain tensioners over the winter. So I would say get what you want and do not let the cam chain tensioners be any more then part of the bike maintenance.
07, Nomad, Fairing, 4 speakers, AM/FM USB/GPS, Cell holder/charger, Throttle lock, 13" Handlebars/Grips, Head Light Modulator, 1 off seat w/backrest, V and H pipes, Intake K and N 9" filters, Cobra FI Processor, Side rails on bags, leather covers w/pockets on rear bag guards. Sometimes have Rear trunk on 1 off rack or bag in place of rear seat, Foot pegs, hard 1 off lowers on engine guard, Wolo horn, fork lowers. Black with some chrome.