The Trunks Page
As you may have guessed, the addition of trunks is a very popular modification for the Nomad. They come in all shapes, all sizes and a wide array of prices. One major caveat: Always use a proper rack constructed for the use of a trunk and not a standard tail rack which will not safely support the weight of cargo plus someone leaning back against the trunk.
From Lance Kruger:
I added a trunk to my 1500 - Custom made stainless steel bracket, Not perfect but rock solid. Wife loves it. I am hopefully painting the whole bike this winter so everything will eventually match. Still need to hook up the lights & do something with the Honda badge. Just thought I'd share.
On a side note it really knocked down the sound from the Vance & Hines for the driver and passenger - It was borderline annoying before and it is a LOT better now, I can actually converse with the passenger now.
As for trunks, it's all open to your imagination. As you'll see in the following photos you can scrounge around motorcycle salvage yards or buy online. There are numerous vendors selling brand new products of varying qualities and with varying features. Do you need gas struts to hold the lid open? Do you want a pad for your pillion to lean against? How about lighting or provision for radio speakers? Here are some photos to get you started. After that... well, go shopping!!
Gadget's Nomad with '84 Venture Trunk mounted on Scootworks Rack. "Nomad" scripting is from a '56 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon, Vulcan badge on trunk is from a Kawasaki backrest. Note helmet locks have been relocated to rear of rack and 12" LED light strip fits between the locks. Clear turn signal lenses are from Radiantz with amber bulbs. LED brake lights are inside turn signal housings from Electrical Connection. Together they make for one heck of a lighting display at night:
And that isn't even with the brakes applied!
Premeux (company also provides Nomad fairings. See complete packages here
Be careful when purchasing trunks online (such as E-Bay). Most do not come with hardware (locks, latches, keys) which can be very expensive if you have to go to a dealer for them. Often the hardware will exceed the price you paid for the used trunk.
Add a Pouch
There's nothing better than having plenty of storage...even if it's more storage inside the storage.