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UPS man came this week - Several times!

Items installed this week:
Cobra Luggage Rack
Kuryakyn ISO grips and throttle boss
Custom World Light Bar
Kuryakyn Run-Turn-Brake converter
Kuryakyn Silver Bullets
Scootworks Engine Guard Chaps
Stebel Nautilus Air horn
Aeromach 4" Risers
Scootworks Saddlebag Bottom Rails

Initial thoughts:

The ISO grips are really comfortable, and very easy to install.
The Aeromach risers bring the handlebars back about an inch or so, but this makes a really nice adjustment to my riding position - a little more laid back than the stock setting.
The Chaps are fantatic - It was 24 degrees on the ride to work on Tuesday. My legs and toes were plenty warm - I couldn't believe something so simple could make such a difference.
Stebel horn - HOLY COW THIS THING IS LOUD! Well worth the $40 - Highly recommend you add this mod. You WILL be heard with this horn. I mounted the relay under the seat and the horn on the stock horn bracket.
Custom World Light bar - I love the look of the three big lights up front. I wired it per gadgets website with the lights turned on with both high and low beam. Riding in the dark tonight, I noticed a whole lot more light on the road.
Kuryaykn converter and silver bullets - My wife followed me home tonight in the cage. She said I looked like a christmas tree driving down the road - Very visible. I now have FIVE flashing brake lights, and FIVE running lights, along with TWO sets of turn signal lights. With the silver bullets being 35 watt halogens, they are bright.

Here are some pics (more available by clicking link on my signature):






Still waiting on the fairing and trunk, but I'll post pics once they arrive and I get them installed.

I've finally adjusted to the heel-toe shifter on the Nomad too. Unfortunately riding season is coming to an end here in Illinois, but I'm getting as much saddle time in as possible before the snow falls.

Ride safe!
 

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Nice looking bike and some awesome accessories. Wish I had those chaps tonight......got in around 8 and haven't gotten completely warm yet. How do the chaps work when it's windy? We had 16-20 mph winds all afternoon and I was wondering how the wind affects the ride with chaps on?

Charles
 

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Nice looking bike and some awesome accessories. Wish I had those chaps tonight......got in around 8 and haven't gotten completely warm yet. How do the chaps work when it's windy? We had 16-20 mph winds all afternoon and I was wondering how the wind affects the ride with chaps on?

Charles
Thanks! The chaps drastically reduce the amount of wind you feel on your lower legs. It was pretty calm today, but most of this week has been really cold and windy, but with the chaps, my legs are plenty warm.

I don't notice any ill affects to the ride with the chaps on, but have read that my mpg will take a hit - We'll see...
 

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YOu are in deep trouble. You know that one mod leads to another then another and so on. Sorry to say, your's sunk.

By the way, good looking scoot.
 

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UPS man came this week - Several times!

Items installed this week:
Cobra Luggage Rack
Kuryakyn ISO grips and throttle boss
Custom World Light Bar
Kuryakyn Run-Turn-Brake converter
Kuryakyn Silver Bullets
Scootworks Engine Guard Chaps
Stebel Nautilus Air horn
Aeromach 4" Risers
Scootworks Saddlebag Bottom Rails

Initial thoughts:

The ISO grips are really comfortable, and very easy to install.
The Aeromach risers bring the handlebars back about an inch or so, but this makes a really nice adjustment to my riding position - a little more laid back than the stock setting.
The Chaps are fantatic - It was 24 degrees on the ride to work on Tuesday. My legs and toes were plenty warm - I couldn't believe something so simple could make such a difference.
Stebel horn - HOLY COW THIS THING IS LOUD! Well worth the $40 - Highly recommend you add this mod. You WILL be heard with this horn. I mounted the relay under the seat and the horn on the stock horn bracket.
Custom World Light bar - I love the look of the three big lights up front. I wired it per gadgets website with the lights turned on with both high and low beam. Riding in the dark tonight, I noticed a whole lot more light on the road.
Kuryaykn converter and silver bullets - My wife followed me home tonight in the cage. She said I looked like a christmas tree driving down the road - Very visible. I now have FIVE flashing brake lights, and FIVE running lights, along with TWO sets of turn signal lights. With the silver bullets being 35 watt halogens, they are bright.

Still waiting on the fairing and trunk, but I'll post pics once they arrive and I get them installed.

I've finally adjusted to the heel-toe shifter on the Nomad too. Unfortunately riding season is coming to an end here in Illinois, but I'm getting as much saddle time in as possible before the snow falls.

Ride safe!
I didn't see what Gadget said about wiring the lights, but I did mine off of the blue wire w/yellow tracer (via relay). They work with high & low beam. They also are off when ignition is first turned on & also shut off when restarting (like after stalling out) so there is less drain in battery when starting.
Horn might sound real loud to you since it's pointed rearward facing you. To get the biggest bang it should face outward, the more forward the better.
Bike looks great, my cousin just picked up an 08 black & red Nomie a few weeks ago.
 

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Nice add ons Cheese. Now that xmas is around the corner..hmm..whats next? Its never ending..but hey..thats part of personalising ones bike eh. Keep smiling...John
 

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I am so jonesin' for a nad now! lookin' at this beaut is like looking through the cold-case at cold-stone! Nice mods!
 

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I like the way you did your rear Silver Bullets. I've been thinking of doing something along the same lines ...so I'll probably just steal your idea. :p Just out of curiousity, what did you use to mount them?

I'm not overly fond of the lightbars, but thinking I might hang a couple of Silver Bullets off of the engine guard.

Winter projects ...so many, so little time.
 

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I didn't see what Gadget said about wiring the lights, but I did mine off of the blue wire w/yellow tracer (via relay). They work with high & low beam. They also are off when ignition is first turned on & also shut off when restarting (like after stalling out) so there is less drain in battery when starting.
Horn might sound real loud to you since it's pointed rearward facing you. To get the biggest bang it should face outward, the more forward the better.
Bike looks great, my cousin just picked up an 08 black & red Nomie a few weeks ago.
The way you describe the lights (blue wire/yellow tracer on relay) is the way gadget recommends, and the way I've got them hooked up. The lights won't initially power on, until you hit the starter and they go off with the key.

I'm curious about your comments on the horn mounting - If I mounted it so the outlet faced forward, the intake (silver piece running vertically on the cylinder) would face outward - The instructions explicitly state this should face the rear of the bike to avoid getting debris or water in the intake. I twisted the mount slightly so the horn wasn't facing directly backwards, but didn't want to expose the intake any further than it is now. I'll have to look and see if this is adjustable so the horn would face forward and the intake face backwards. Thanks.
 

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I like the way you did your rear Silver Bullets. I've been thinking of doing something along the same lines ...so I'll probably just steal your idea. :p Just out of curiousity, what did you use to mount them?

I'm not overly fond of the lightbars, but thinking I might hang a couple of Silver Bullets off of the engine guard.

Winter projects ...so many, so little time.
The silver bullets have a 3/8 bolt for mounting. The Cobra luggage rack has slots on the side, so I put a washer on each side and slid the bolt through the slot into the back of the light. If the rack didn't have slots, I wouldn't drilled a hole and stuck the bolt through the hole. Given the mass of the Nomad, I opted for the lightbar. When I had a 900, I didn't think a lightbar looked as good, so I did the lights on the engine guard - they worked great. In-fact, it was the same silver bullets I'm using here (without the red lens). Here's a couple pics of the bullets on the engine guard on my 900:

 

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Nice add ons Cheese. Now that xmas is around the corner..hmm..whats next? Its never ending..but hey..thats part of personalising ones bike eh. Keep smiling...John
I'm slightly embarrased to say, I already know what I'm getting for christmas...

:redface:

My wife already ordered my Christmas present a couple weeks ago:
A Premeux Fairing and lower leg fairings - Should be here in a week or two!

I ordered her present too:

A Corbin Streanliner trunk for my Nomad!

:mrgreen:

Easy there ladies - I also bought her a real nice pair of diamond earrings to wear when we go riding together.


Sadly, after these items get here, I'll have exhausted my bling account for the year.

:cry:
 
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