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.
There are at least two major vendors of trunk racks. Wompus and Scootworks. (click their names to see the appropriate web pages) Wompus makes racks for both the 1500 and 1600 Nomad.
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!!
Late Model Yamaha Venture Trunk
Champion Sidecars "Patriot" model with mounting bracket from Champion Sidecars
Honda Valkeryie Interstate
Premeux (company also provides Nomad fairings. See complete packages here
Diablo (new aftermarket)
Early Yamaha Venture
Givi (new aftermarket)
Tourpak? (sold complete with rack from Scootworks)
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.