Cagiva Navigator

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by rivers, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    I'm thinking of upgrading the suspension on my blue 2001 Navigator. Maybe another set of forks and an Ohlins shock. I've already done the 19" front wheel conversion. Has anybody had any experience with pimping the suspenders?
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  2. terbang

    terbang n00b

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    Hi, this is my first post here. I'm from New Zealand and I have just purchased a Cagiva Navigator. I have come from a Hayabusa to this bike and am pleasantly surprised with its ability in the twisties. This is my first adventure bike. I am thinking of doing the 19' wheel conversion as it opens up a new world of tyres.:clap
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  3. El Toad Man

    El Toad Man Offroad adventurer

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    Welcome terbang!
    I recently sold my 2001 model, but the 19" wheel conversion would've been good for me too. We are very limited with 18" adv front tyres. A decent bashplate too, mine has a few deep gouges in the sump from very minor offroad excursions.

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  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Sure looks a lot better than the DL1000, no wonder Suzuki wouldn't let Cagiva sell it in North America :1drink
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  5. westnash

    westnash Long timer

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    A Strom makes so much more sence, cheaper, and not as quirky.....Nav is just not ready for Prime Time and will soon go the way of many other hybrids!
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  6. conrado

    conrado Been here awhile

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    I can't make much sense out of the above ..
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  7. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    You ready for a honda accord yet?:evil
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  8. terbang

    terbang n00b

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    I'm learning about this thing. I have come off a Suzuki Hayabusa and a long term 1200 Bandit to try a new style of riding and to explore more of our country. The Navigator continues to surprise me with its's swift and agile manner on a twisty piece of road and in some places I think that it will tackle a tight road better than the busa. It is no slouch either with an easy and rapid acceleration to 200kph achieved in short time. It aint a Hayabusa (300KPH) though it's starting to prove to be heck of a lot more fun. I am new to this sort of thing and now have the impression that it is a road bike that you can take out into the gravel and fairly easy passes up and above being a big trailie, though I hear you can buy different wheels and a better engine protector to make ot a bit more robust off road. Try riding a hayabusa in gravel..! From someone who has been a road and track rider I am pleasantly surprised and am enjoying my new ride and love it's handling and power delivery. The build quality seems fine to me, but then Ive been on Suzukis for years.
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  9. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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  10. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    About 300 km if you're careful, but it's hard to go slow eh...
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  11. Scotocon

    Scotocon Tripartite Member #3

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    Just bought my Navigator a couple of days ago - took it for a run in to the Coast and back and (with fairly spirited riding:wink: ) got over 300 kms to a tank.

    Am really happy with the bike, the power delivery is so much fun! Coming from a DRZ400, keeping some low down torque is good....
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  12. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    Here you go Scotty, a pic from before you picked it up!!!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/lh/photo/Mh0KI_Mvk-Lq57bDn4kHrg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/ScoJviuZQmI/AAAAAAAAAM0/Bl43S-PvhoA/s800/M000262-1-Main.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/Cameron.Tully/Cagiva?feat=embedwebsite">Cagiva</a></td></tr></table>
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  13. Scotocon

    Scotocon Tripartite Member #3

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    Ha thanks Cam - It's still just as clean now, we really need to get some dust/mud through it...:evil
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  14. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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  15. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/lh/photo/DU7pPgJez0_8481gFQUtOA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/SlRyYW4fiAI/AAAAAAAAAP4/r4TBtBDYyDA/s800/IMG_0153.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/Cameron.Tully/Condo09?feat=embedwebsite">Condo &#39;09</a></td></tr></table>
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  16. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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  17. Willis24

    Willis24 Been here awhile

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    You are a bit of a lone ranger on here... Great bike though!
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  18. Willis24

    Willis24 Been here awhile

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    By the way, do they let you ride the full road coarse at Mount Panorama?
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  19. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    Nice bike Scotty...
    she's on my list...
    I like the spoke wheels
    ...not so much the bodywork
    would be nice to make a special out of one ...scrambler oriented
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  20. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    It is my brother-in-law's bike. I was sticking up some pics on the Triumph Tiger thread (my bike in green) so I put some up here too.

    I really like the bike, it is great to ride and the Suzuki TL engine is just excellent.
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