Picked up a new 2012 Nomad on Monday. Midlife here, got my endorsement in 2011 and have 1994 Honda Magna 750 for "starter". Picked the Nomad for no frills 2-up comfort. A couple questions for experienced KVN riders: 1) I was surprised there is no tach (didn't even think about it when I arranged purchase), and with different engine sound and feel trying to figure out ideal speed for shifts. Owners manual seems ridiculously low (12mph for 2nd? 48mph for 6th gear?) or is that a good "rule of thumb"? 2) Shifter mechanism feels / sounds clunky and takes more effort than I'd like -- is this a break-in thing or can dealer make adjustments after I get some more miles on it? Thanks in advance. Send some warm weather to Michigan please!