Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: East Fishkill, NY about 60 miles north of NYC
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Nomad
If it where me, I change the water pump, cap, thermostat, re-check all hoses and clamps plus clean out/flush system and new coolant. But that is just me, I hate to go back and re-do things later on. Whenever I work on my bike I use the two year rule "will I have to come back to whatever I am working on in the next two years"? If I come up with a maybe or yes I re-do it, even if it is working at that time. It does coats more but I like the insurance of knowing it is done. Now I do have a limit I would not change the engine if I just needed plugs, lol. If one plug was to crack/brake I would do all four. If I replace the brake pads, I change the brake fluid, but just check the brake lines. When I did my coolant I flushed the system, checked all hoses, clean out the over-flow tank and called it a day. If my cap, pump or thermostat was bad I would have changed all three. Just my way. I changed the rear tire and told the guy to change the air valve and turn it the other way. After I installed the wheel and tire on the bike I found out he just turned the valve and did not replace it. And now after all is said and done, I have a slow leak maybe 5 to 7 pounds of air lost in a week or 10 days. I will have to check the valve for dirt but this is what I am talking about if I had made sure it was replaced before I re-installed the wheel I would not be dealing with a slow leak......just my luck lol. I know some will say my way is over kill but it always seems to come back and bit me on the ass!
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.