Most of the Kawasaki Vulcan parts I interchange. To can look on ebay for floorboards for vn 1500/1600 and use whatever you find. They should fit. I bolted '99 nomad forward controls to my '05 Streak. Bolts lined right up.
I've got a friend that put floorboards on his classic and just left the original shifter. He had never used a heel shifter, so he really doesn't miss it. To tell you the truth, I ride my Nomad so little, (only when takingmoutmthe wife or son) that I have to think about the heel shifter.
I am correcting myself. It depends on the make and year. I was looking for a longer brake pedal for my Nomad, and on the Gadget's FixIt page, someone had suggested a model that had one. I found a whole brake side floorboard/mount/pedal assembly on eBay and got it in. I discovered the pedal wasn't any longer, and the mount was different and didn't have a place to mount the master cylinder. I believe it was supposed to be from an 800 Drifter. So I'd definitely look at all of the pics first, and I would stick wit '99-'08 Nomad floorboards. '09 is when they went to the 1700cc engine, belt drive, and made quite a few other changes, so I'm not sure about those.
I bought a set last fall on ebay I can't remember but think they were off a classic and bolted right up I got them for a like $125. BTW the pair I bought were a bit weathered however there are pretty easy to strip and get down to the aluminum and polish... or you can always have them powder coated if that is more the look you like but just thought I would pass this on because usually the better priced ones on ebay are a little weathered looking.
I have an 03 meanie and I had to change the brake pedal out. The way mine curved would not allow to mount it in the correct position. I bought brackets, floorboards, and the brake pedal off of a 1500 classic. Took about 20 minutes to change them out. I left my original shifter.
Thanks for responding. Yea, I've heard floorboards can work from the 1500 and 1600 models with the exception of the brake, but I'm hearing mixed reviews on whether or not you need an extended shift lever.
Newbie here. Curious about this topic. The OEM boards I've looked at don't account for the Mean Streak pipe hanger on the right rear peg, or the mounting of the rear brake master cylinder and reservoir on the right front peg. How have you experienced guys managed that? Is there a particular year Classic or Nomad that is a direct fit to a 2003 Mean Streak?
not sure of the years ,but the front floorboard bracket that is a large triangle shape will fit the brake master without modification,it is the same as the mean streak mount except for the peg mounting,the earlier years use a smaller triangle shape which will still work except with some modifications.
The rear brake reservoir isn't mounted the the peg mount, a hose from it the the master cylinder which is mounted on the bracket that will come with the floorboards. You have to change out the bracket and brake pedal along with the floorboard.
First post, just bought a 2003 Mean Streak 1600. Since I have a big head and little arms, the stock handlebars are roughly three inches too far forward, and I have been trying to find a decent set of risers. I have looked at the HR2 risers, and Genmar risers. Neither of them are exactly what i...
A couple of weeks ago I installed an LED turn signal from Chrome Glow that mounts just under the fender - https://chromeglow.com/products/kawasaki-mean-streak-led-turn-signal-kit
Everything was working fine for a while, then the left turn signal light on the tank console would...