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I just joined this forum and I just bought a 99 Nomad. Beautiful bike, showroom condition. After riding only 46 miles on it so far, I invision many future "sick-days" at my current place of employment. :twisted:

I was reading the "MOM" and I noticed that Kawasaki's recommended maximum load for the 99 Nomad is 408 lbs. :shock: Now I'm about 6' 1" at 270 lbs. and with my wife on two-up riding, we already exceed the 408 restriction. :oops:

Is this a conservative number by Kawasaki, or will my Nomad blow on pound 409? It is hard to believe a cruiser of this size and suspension setting cannot handle additional weight.
 

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I'm betting that that is a conservative approach to people riding on the bike. I'm 6'4" and 296, my gf is 5'4" and 125 so grand total we weigh aboue 421 and i've never had a problem with any of several bikes including a 1980 kawasaki 650.

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