Cagiva Navigator

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

  1. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    As long as it is not a race weekend, it is a public road. People live on the Mt, with the track as their street address!!!
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  2. Scotocon

    Scotocon Tripartite Member #3

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    Well, like I always say, there is "Ugly but interesting" and just plain old ugly... I reckon she is an interesting bike to look at, once you get past the first shock!

    Once it's started up however - then it really turns heads!
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  3. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Yup, save your pennies buy a DL. It has the TL1000 power plant, not the DL, so it has more get up and go but shorter engine life.
    I rode one on a demo ride - unimpressed (handling was poor compared with a DL 1000, even more so compared with the DL 650).


    Pete
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  4. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    They are much happier with new rubber. The standard Metzeler rubber didn't really seem to work with the bike set-up.

    Scott has replaced his tyres, and I think it is great fun. A bit more flickable than a Strom
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  5. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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  6. Cambambalam

    Cambambalam XR six-fiddy ahrrrr

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    Yes sports fans, that's 105kms of twisty road
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/lh/photo/uUCVnruaWH5PXQILoxyQog?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/S5YjtaAqS_I/AAAAAAAAAjk/sgMBd0ydq_A/s800/IMG_0534.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/SBK2010?feat=embedwebsite">SBK 2010</a></td></tr></table>

    Under the trees at Phillip Island
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/lh/photo/lDQ35CjGKzWj5pSysirrWQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/S5Yjt7IRp4I/AAAAAAAAAjo/6JYNUZEiyAo/s800/IMG_0546.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/SBK2010?feat=embedwebsite">SBK 2010</a></td></tr></table>

    Scotty found a Cagiva sticker!!!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com.au/lh/photo/3m5uL7vvddTZCFKKnGKT7w?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/S5YjuHY4SaI/AAAAAAAAAjs/5FAp5TB6iqs/s800/IMG_0549.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/SBK2010?feat=embedwebsite">SBK 2010</a></td></tr></table>
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  7. 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/j6eaCtXctHxR3wsqYzqaxA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_PGZ5U1gJVBM/S_kcuc_OFVI/AAAAAAAAApg/nUY-he4TAPg/s800/IMG_0648.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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  8. 4Skins

    4Skins Gnarly Adventurer

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    They will slide eh!
    [​IMG]
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  9. Andy in NZ

    Andy in NZ n00b

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    Just bought a 2001 Navigator, complete with factory panniers and top box. Great bike, smooth, fun and comfy. There's a big issue with the mirrors though, cars seem to disappear in them. Imagine that!
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  10. terbang

    terbang n00b

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    This thread is alive. I still have the Navvi,went back to a busa for a while but didn't sell my Nav. Its still my favourite machine. I have ridden it for 27000 km which over the three year period I've had it isn't a lot but its all been quality riding.
    I put some engine protection bars on it, fabbed up an engine guard and did the 19 inch wheel conversion putting it on pirelli scorpion tyres. It didn't really slow the road riding down as much as I thought it would but now I'm having a lot more fun in the gravel.
    Without a doubt the best bike I've owned, hence the reason I'm keeping it.
    I just did some major servicing on it and I had to replace all the bearings in the rear suspension. I've crossed a few rivers and some water got in. A little time on the internet and I managed to get the needle roller bearings and sleeves quite cheaply. Aprillia share a lot of parts. I also replaced the front springs with a wilburs progressive product which made a big difference. The engine is as good s gold with only one valve clearance needing minor adjustment. As she approaches 40K I reckon its time for a new rear shock and am looking towards Ohlins.
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  11. Eddywoodgo

    Eddywoodgo two wheeled nomad

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    140,000km of shear riding joy.
    Have to be the best bike I have ever owned.
    Parts became increasingly hard to come by in this part of the world.
    My poor old girl was held together with gaff tape and zip ties in the end.
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  12. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    I had one of those as well

    Very good bike, never let me down

    Had a pair of GPR cans (from Italy) and they "unleashed the beast" in more ways than one

    Still got a (slightly damaged) belly pan somewhere in my garage
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  13. DOUGIE444

    DOUGIE444 n00b

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    I am considering similar upgrades this winter especially the rear shock linkage bearings and the swinging arm bearings. Did you keep a record of the part numbers or such. Just asked a suspension specialist who deals with Ohlins WP and Wilbers to recomend a replacement rear shock.
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  14. donaldlav

    donaldlav Adventurer

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    Does the Gran Canyon and Navigator share the same chain slider? I am looking to have some reproduced and have a Navigator chain slider on hand.
    Thanks, Donald
    Donaldlav@yahoo.com
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  15. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    I am sure that most "cycle parts" are shared between the 2

    This was mine resplendant in blue

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  16. Tjocksteffe

    Tjocksteffe I was

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