Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Upstate NY
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1600D
Color: Blue / Silver
Vulcan Nomad 1600D and a lot of questions
I decided it was time to retire my 1982 XJ750J. I just picked up a 2005 Vulcan Nomad 1600D from a local dealer. The bike is in great shape, but didn't have a wind screen or passenger back rest. However, the dealer had the parts in the back and offered them to me as they were just going to discard them. I have a couple of questions with the existing parts, although I will also use this thread for any future questions so I don't have information all over the forum.
The back rest is built into a trunk. I like the trunk as my helmet fits inside and it matches the bike. Can anyone tell me how much it changes the ride? I wouldn't be putting much additional weight in the trunk, but wonder how it will impact the handling of the bike. I'm not looking to spend more than absolutely necessary to have a back rest and this option is included with the bike.
Second, does anyone know anything about the bat wing or the brackets in the pictures attached? I couldn't find a brand name on the unit or the brackets. I prefer the stock wind screen, but would like to try this out since it was included in the sale. I haven't been able to find an answer to whether or not the Vulcan Classic windscreen will fit the Nomad, but that might be an option. I have the lowers as well. However, if there is a better way of attaching the unit to the bike, I might like to keep it.
Finally, any general advice regarding the bike, such as maintenance issues to watch for so they don't get missed and cause a problem?
Thanks for any help.
2005 Vulcan Nomad 1600D (purchased Aug, 2018).