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G'Day Girls and Boys,
The day has finally come. I picked up my new Nomad 2000 at lunchtime (it's now 6pm in Sydney). It looked resplendent in Purple Prism on the showroom floor with the engine bars, passenger footboards, windscreen. etc (sissy bar to come). Had to shove potential buyers out of the way to get it out the door. It's about 40km home and every minute was a revelation. I'd forgotten just how great the feeling was after 20 years out of the saddle, and this bike really does it for me. One embarrassing moment however, was when I discovered there was only a quater tank of fuel and pulled into a gas station. To the amusement of onlookers, I then had to pull my owners manual out to make sure I filled the bloody thing up properly ! I am already far more comfortable with its bulk at low speeds, and really looking forward to heading out over the weekend. Many thanks, guys. Your input to the selection process, suggestions and resolutions to my ongoing issues really made what could have been a stressful time into an enjoyable one....
 

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another satisfied rider
 

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Congrats,

Let's see some pics?
 

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I'm SO jealous! Congratulations.

Post pics!
 

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is it really a 2000 nomad? can we get it in the usa?
 

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Kawasaki is making 2000 Nomads now???? Post some pics.


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Oooops, I had just been reading a report about Nomads before I wrote my message about my new Vulcan and have transposed the 2 names. It is, of course, a Vulcan 2000. That happens sometimes when you live upside down ! Sorry.
 

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Hi Peter - that "upside down" thing must make the blood rush to your head!! ;-) Welcome to the forum!
 

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You call that embarrassing?.. lol..
Imagine taking your brand new 800 out for the first time and running out of gas at a busy intersection while waiting on a red light. And then pushing the bike onto the sidewalk and waiting for the "Walk" sign to change so you can push that brand new shiney ride across the road to the gas station. Now that's embarrassing!...lol.. I've never been so happy to be wearing a full-face helmet in my life... :D

To make myself feel better, I blamed it on the fact that the dealer had left the petcock on reserve.

ride safe..
 

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Hi Pete
Sat on one at my local dealership.
Didn't think anything would make my 1600 feel small.
That Purple sure is a nice colour . Wish the Mean Streaks came in anything other than Green in Oz.
Missus loves the colour and wont let me change it.
 

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Won't be long, ispeed. At the moment though, it's just a stock 2000 with windscreen, passenger footboards and engine bars. Still deciding on seat and saddlebags, but saw a photo of the Corbin hard cases on the Rogue site, and they look pretty good. Leather or fibreglass ? Uh oh, looks like another decision and bank robbery..........
 
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