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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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My First Nomad

Hey all, I'm not new to the forum, but I am new to this group. I recently traded my 900 for an '06 Nomad (need to update my avatar). There were some trade-offs to be considered, but all in all I'm happy with my decision.

I love the extra power. The 900 could run 80 mph comfortably all day with no issue, but it did get a little buzzy after 70 mph. I'm still in 4th gear at 75-80 with the 1600, so that's a notable difference and she sounds like a BEAST!

Now, I just have to get used to the weight and the friction zone. The extra ~200 lbs is telling on me at slow speeds (I look like I'm just learning to ride when I'm turning at a stop sign or out of a parking spot), but I'll get used to it shortly. I stalled the bike about 6 times in my first 5 rides because the clutch has less play than the 9 did, but that will improve over time as well.

I'm eager to get her customized and make it "my own". Just wanted to drop in to say hi and introduce myself to the group as I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions in the weeks/months to come. Cheers.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 05:06 PM
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Location: East Fishkill, NY about 60 miles north of NYC
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Nomad
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good for you! enjoy your new bike. happy riding, let the mods begin.

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.
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Welcome in 8 ball,did the jump myself,Nomad different animal,No regrets Here
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