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mii54ws 06-26-2006 10:28 AM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
It's probably easier to lose weight to gain more punch than it would be to increase HP. I am a firm believer that fooling around with ECU FI and the intake track is an invitation to mega $$$ and mega trouble, probably resulting in eventually returning to the well mannered stock system. Just my $0.02.

maladg 06-26-2006 10:32 AM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods

dsykes 06-26-2006 12:28 PM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
I was in the market for a "new to me cruiser" a few years back and test drove a 2000 nomad. It was a very nice ride. And probally fast enough for me. Then I drove the Valkyrie and I could not get over how fun it was to twist that throttle and have those six carbs feed those six cylinders. Well, I bought the Valk. I still like the Nomad, though. I probally would have bought the Nomad if this particular one was fuel injected.


Fenton 06-26-2006 12:33 PM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
Took me a second.

eojmo 06-26-2006 03:01 PM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
Strip all the weight off,change the exhaust system,fit differant cams,high comp pistons etc.

In other words its not worth the time ,cost and effort.At the end of the day its still a Vulcan cruiser.Its like trying to turn a Yam R1 sports bike into a duel purpose Adventurer,whats the point?

Vlad 06-26-2006 04:48 PM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
No matter what you do, you can't change the nature of the thing that much. As others have noted, it is a cruiser, meant to cruise. It is too heavy to really have the minor performance mods you can do make much difference. It has limited handling capabilities. You can spend thousands on it, and an FZ1 will still have you for lunch with plenty of room for a fat tip. Or try any of the sport touring bikes. They're all day comfortable, handle and will outrun any cruiser regardless of the mods. Cruisers are fun, but they are geldings and sewing the nuts back on won't make it a stallion.


mikenomad 06-26-2006 04:51 PM

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First of all, ignore anything LONGRIDE tells you about hopping up Vulcans. He doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. He just proved it by what he said in his post.

Go to

These guys actually own and work on Vulcans and can tell you everything you need to know.

SRMark 06-27-2006 01:22 AM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
ZX14 with ape hangers and forward controls, don't forget the fringe and have those louvers chromed. Live to ride, ride to live baby.

wayback 06-27-2006 03:07 AM

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First of all, ignore the squids who rate a bike by it's lap times in some magazine article when they can't get within 5 seconds of it themselves, although they are right about not being able to make a rocket out of a sled.

Next, check out these 2 websites:


You'll find some useful info on what you can do and what you can expect if you make the mods. Remember, it's about enjoying your ride not being the fastest ride around.

Buzglyd 06-27-2006 04:06 AM

Re: ''06'' Nomad Performance Mods
I think the best performance mod for a Nomad would be an extra hump on his camel.

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