Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Fishkill, NY about 60 miles north of NYC
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Nomad
My son has a 2006 1600 Classic, we are going to install Harley hard bags and dual exhaust. I have a good friend that can weld and fab just about anything ( old school hot rodder)
1. Can we buy a Nomad exhaust and fab muffler hangers or better to get cobra exhaust and fab hangers?
2. Should we buy nomad saddlebag hangers and fabricate mounts to attaché Harley bags under or just fabricate bag mounts from the start?
Any help or die reaction will be greatly appreciated...
If you look at this ebay listing 05 Kawasaki Vulcan VN1600 1600 Nomad Saddlebag Mounts Mounting Bracket Support | eBay
You can see how the nomad saddlebags are hung off the bike. If you are using Harley bags the stock Nomad bag set up will not work. The pipes hang off the bottom rail when using stock or cobra pipes. So you will need to fabricate both bag and pipe mounts.
Install the new pipes first. Then place bags where you went them, make a card board mark-up for bags. Harley bags have/need a pipe below the bags to hold them, you will see this when you get the bags. You use that pipe (going front to back, under the bags) to hang the pipes. Just bring the mark-up to your friend and you will be all set.
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.