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We had a great weather day here in Wisconsin, so we left work early to go see the Kaw dealer. We talked to a rep for a while and eventually took a 2004 Nomad out for test.....

1) Seats seem O.K. , but Peg said the passenger seat is too hard. Maybe a gel pad would help?

2) Floor board placement fit us both really well, foot controls O.K., but I don't do well with heel/toe shifters.

3) Handling was very nice. At low speeds it was quite easy to maneuver the bike around and between things. No surprises while cornering and it delivers a solid comfortable ride.

4) It needs a high gear indicator light. Any aftermarket ones around? I know someone makes a gear indicator for Wings with an LED readout of what gear you're in.

5) Being slightly short in the leg, I was happy to find seat height was low enough to feel comfortable when stopped. The bike doesn't feel 'top heavy' at all.

6) After reading a couple of writings by Nomad owners about lack of power for that engine size, I was wondering how it would feel under throttle. Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I let it breathe a bit in the lower gears. :lol: Also acceleration at highway speed was more than adequate.

7) Anyone know someone looking for a 2002 yellow GL1800 Wing?????
Trade seems out of the question as I feel like I would be giving it away in the deal layed out in a trade for Nomad. :cry:

8 ) I am sold on the Nomad. Some Kaw add-on parts seem a little pricey (pass. backrest, saddle bag side and top rub rails, etc) but, hey, what isn't these days? I hope to soon be able to report that there is a new Nomad parked in my garage...... :wink:
 

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Yeah, I suppose you're right. This set-up did not seem amenable to getting your toe under the front lever. Some bikes you can shift all from the front even though there is a heal/toe lever set-up. Perhaps the Nomad lever can be adjusted to give more room under it-- I didn't look that close. But if having to adjust to that shifter is my biggest problem, I guess I'm lucky :wink:
 

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So what is a 'power commander'? I also have seen reference on this board to remapping. How and by whom is this done? I am assuming the reference was to the ECM but I have no clue about this area.
 
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