Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida, 2011 Nomad
A few more Nomad questions
Today I actually found a Dealer 40 min's away that had some new Nomads in stock. They would not let me ride any though. I'm gonna keep hunting a dealer that will let me at least ride a used one. I did sit on it, feels comfortable, the bars come a bit closer to me than the 2000 Classic, but still a comfortable sit. The Nomad seat to bar position is similar to the Harley Road King. Have not rode a Nomad yet.
Welcome (appreciate) any comments on below.
I noticed some things today that I had not noticed on Earlier year Nomads. I looked at a 2011 and 2012 and the Bags seem to have lost some space to allow for getting at the air shock valve. Don't remember earlier (pre-2009) Nomads having as much space sculped out of the inside front of the bag.
Those air shocks, if you pump them up for riding 2 up with loaded bags do they increase ground clearance much ?
Do they ride kinda ruff if pumped up much ?
This one Dealer has a "New" (zero miles) 2011 Nomad. Said they got it from the factory with rebate offers. They offered it to me for $12,499 plus $900 dealer add ons and plus sales tax. Came to $14,300 out the door total price. I gave them (a refundable) $300 deposit to hold the bike for one week. Is this a good deal on a New 2011 1700 Nomad ?
Also on the windshield, I know it's adjustable but wondering how high above the headlight it will raise. I'm 6'-2" tall and on my current Harley the Shield is 21" above the top of the headlite (parallel with the forks).
Really appreciate feedback on these items. I may buy this Nomad if I can sell my Harley for enough at the local shop.