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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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it's time to say goodbye!

I went and upgraded to a new 2008 1600 nomad in april of 09. I kept the 750 around figuring I would keep it for local rides and use the nomad for cruising thinking the milage would be worth it. However after putting on a fuel processor, opening up the air intake and getting the nomad dyno'd I get 45MPG + with the 1600 at lakeshore cruising speeds, roughly 35 to 60mph. I loved my 750, I bought it mainly from the support to be had on this site. I've meet some great people here over the past couple years. Everyone was very helpful in helping a newbie out with his first bike. I'll be cleaning the 750 up and putting it for sale both here and on my local craigslist. that bikes changed a little to since my sig pic. hopefully I'll be posting it in the next week or to. so again, it's been fun, this is a great site. I'm on KawaNOW for the nomad but I really love the layout of this site, very easy to navigate. Here are a few shots of the new ride, all dressed up. She's not as nimble as the 750 but oh my lord does she glide down the road. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 2010 riding season

Tony.... Borto1990
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2004 750
splines lubed
memphis shades windshield
chrome rad cover
chrome MC cover
chrome coolant cover
saddle bags
jardine sissy bar
protac back rest
jardine luggage rack
marbled
iridium plugs
R&R relocated
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 10:06 PM
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Wow! You got that baby rigged out! Looks like it's ready to go cross country.

Don't be a stranger, you know you're always welcome here.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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X2 to fc. Looks like you have gone from the equivalent of a sports car to an RV!

Is that checker plate box carried on a trailer hitch mount? Is it stainless steel or aluminum?

How much weight allowance for rider and passenger do you have left, after you get all the luggage filled up on that puppy?

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
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MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
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I truly understand where you are coming with. This season I will be making the decision on my Vn750. If I get it out a few times I might keep it. If it stays in the garage, it's up for sale. I just don't ride it anymore with the Nomad in the garage.


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2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI ~ The Big Black Bitch ~ 26,000 miles.
2002 Kawasaki Nomad 1500 ~ The Red Dog ~ Traded in at 22,000 miles of smiles (purchased new 10/05 / Traded in 6/12).
1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 ~ Black Betty ~ 34,999.7 miles
VROC ~v~ 485
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So is the Nomad the next step after I get used to my 750? Or should I go 900? or VTX 1300? Just checking...not trying to hijack...

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
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Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
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Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
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So is the Nomad the next step after I get used to my 750? Or should I go 900? or VTX 1300? Just checking...not trying to hijack...

You go to what feels right for you. Might be your VN750 or a Vulcan 2000. Each rider is different and each bike is different.

I went to the Nomad 1500FI because it is always something I wanted since I first saw one in 1998. As my riding style changed, after 10 years on my VN750, it was time to move up. I needed more room for me and my wife and the type of riding I was doing necessitated a larger platform. For solo riding, I could have gone another 10 years on the VN750. But I did want something different as 10 years on the same bike was enough for me.

So, asking what the next step is, is a loaded question. It might be something totally different or might be what you are currently riding. Only you can answer that question. So enjoy your VN750 and ride the hell out of it...


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2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic FLHTCUI ~ The Big Black Bitch ~ 26,000 miles.
2002 Kawasaki Nomad 1500 ~ The Red Dog ~ Traded in at 22,000 miles of smiles (purchased new 10/05 / Traded in 6/12).
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VROC ~v~ 485
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Amen brotha!

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 05:53 AM
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Nice ride!
I like the Nomad very much and it looks like you got a good one however PLEASE TAKE OFF THAT CRAP ON THE BACK TODAY!!!!!!!
If your planning to ride 25 MPH it may work but other than that it may KILL you!!!
I am not kidding. The basic rule for loading a motorcycle is to keep the weight as low as possible and as close to the CENTER of the bike as possible.
If you can't carry the amount of gear you want with the side cases and top box..............tow a trailer.
This thing is a disaster waiting to happen!!!!!!!!
Good luck
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Nice bike man, you got everything on that but the kitchen sink but I bet you could fit it somewhere if you needed to.

FYI, several people here have sold their 750s and bought other bikes. Some of us still bang around here - stop back every now and again, lets us know how you like the nomad...
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 10:40 AM
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Tony, sometimes you just gotta do what you gatta do... I would have loved to have bought another NEW vn750, but after buying the last one a used low milage 06 that was sick compared to the 06 I wrecked, I decided to not buy a used bike anymore period...
So now I am a Sportster rider, but I really loved the vn750, especially the one I wrecked...
Wish you would still hang around on here, these folks will still treat you right...lol...
Good luck, and have good one...Old dog...

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