So my first real cruiser, as in not a bargain basket case, was a 2001 750 shadow ace. The first time I rode it 1300 miles round trip my wife said she needed more seat and I found myself wanting more bike.
So I bought a 2006 1600 nomad. While at first I was a bit disappointed in the bike, I am growing quite fond of it. I have added pipes with homemade baffles, pc III dyno tuned, caddman intake, and a homade luggage rack.
The comfy rear seat will not allow my luggage to fit so I find myself strapping a suitcase to it. Looks terrible
. My side loading bags are handy in some cases but quite annoying in others. I am fixing to go on another 1500 mile trip and loading the bike is just frustrating.
I have eyed the big HD highway bikes in the past, but can't decide if I want to abandon the nad. SOOOO......
This is going to be the documentation of my nomad going from cruiser with slight touring ability, to touring while hopefully retainiing cruising ability.
my wife on my shadow
here's the nad in current form
my homade rack (available for sale upon request at only $800