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Old 05-04-2017, 09:45 AM   #1
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Wisconsin Spring Mornings are chilly...

For the first ride to work on a new to me 2008 Vulcan Nomad 1600. Picked it up last Friday and got all the paperwork squared away earlier this week! Last owned a motorcycle in 2011 but since we purchased a house, had 2 kids, and life got busy. I had owned a 1982 Suzuki GS650L, 1988 Honda Shadow 800, 1994 Honda Shadow 1100, and a 1995 Honda Shadow 1100 ACE. I have been missing it for the past few years and figured it was time to get back into it.

We live in Northern Wisconsin near Minocqua, about 60 miles north of Wausau. Figured I'd say hello! Forums are a great resource for enthusiasts so I figured I'd join when when I got this bike! So far so good!

2008 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1600. 16,500 miles. Mostly stock besides the Batwing fairing. I also do have the original windshield.

Loaded on the trailer on the way home.


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In my driveway


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Old 05-04-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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Welcome from Northern California!
Nice looking bike, enjoy the ride
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:35 PM   #3
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That's a nice bike right there.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:56 PM   #4
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Welcome from New Hampshire. Enjoy!
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thanks! I'm glad I road it to work today! Coworkers were surprised I bought one but I'm happy!

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Old 05-04-2017, 05:37 PM   #6
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Welcome from Italy!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:53 PM   #7
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Welcome from the Pacific Northwest... NICE! Enjoy the ride.

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Old 05-04-2017, 09:07 PM   #8
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Nice ride. Welcome From Arkansas!
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:38 PM   #9
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Love the two tone color combo, very nice and congrats from South Florida.
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Welcome from Alabama and to the to world Cowasackie. Hope you have many happy miles on her.
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Welcome to the forum ! Enjoy many miles on your new ride ...
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:11 AM   #12
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So, I noticed this yesterday when I noticed I had the same front tire as a coworker's bike, but the tread was going in the opposite direction. You can kind of see it in the 3rd picture, the sideways tread in the front tire seems to me to be forcing water into the center of the tire. I checked the "rotation arrow" and it is pointing in the correct direction but it seems to my naked eye that it is wrong. My co-workers tire is exactly the same, except the tread seems to force water out of the tire (the V is in the opposite direction). But his rotation arrow is also correct. Tire is a Shimko Tourmaster. Any thoughts? Here is a better picture from the PO.


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Old 05-05-2017, 10:33 AM   #13
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So, I noticed this yesterday when I noticed I had the same front tire as a coworker's bike, but the tread was going in the opposite direction. You can kind of see it in the 3rd picture, the sideways tread in the front tire seems to me to be forcing water into the center of the tire. I checked the "rotation arrow" and it is pointing in the correct direction but it seems to my naked eye that it is wrong. My co-workers tire is exactly the same, except the tread seems to force water out of the tire (the V is in the opposite direction). But his rotation arrow is also correct. Tire is a Shimko Tourmaster. Any thoughts? Here is a better picture from the PO.



I would contact the company and ask, because it looks to be on backwards to me. But I don't make tires for a living either.
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