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Old 02-21-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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Cagiva can go to hell...

It's not that I harbor any great anymosity to them, it's just that they provided me with an amazing bike and then made it ridiculously hard to do anything to the bloody thing!

I own a Cagiva Navigator. Which is great in an "I don't ride past 50 of them every fucking day" kinda way, but is bad in a "WHERE THE F*** AM I SUPPOSED TO BUY PARTS" soul destroying kinda way....

My gorgeous wife bought me soft panniers for Christmas. I had no way of affixing them to the bastard bike. Much searching online and conferring with many people had me stumped for options, until I started running out of time - the Supers are on soon, and I wanted to use these for the trip down.

I decided to make my own. It's midnight, I've had a few beers, and I can't be stuffed typing much more, so here are a sequence of pictures to explain.

We found some scrap steel in the shed which would serve the purpose...


Some vice work and hammering, plus some crafty braising by the Father-In-Law Maurice gave us this...


We welded on some tabs so we could bolt it onto the exhaust mounts...

Please note correct safety gear is worn at all times...


And some primer and black rattle can leaves us with this!!!



We slapped the bags on to see how they would look...


And I think they turned out really well!

Many thanks to the master craftsman, Maurice, and to Cameron for his "seagull management"...
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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Looks great, I appreciate the hell with them, I'll do it myself attitude.

I just hope the brazed joint lasts.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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It's not that I harbor any great anymosity to them, it's just that they provided me with an amazing bike and then made it ridiculously hard to do anything to the bloody thing!

I own a Cagiva Navigator. Which is great in an "I don't ride past 50 of them every fucking day" kinda way, but is bad in a "WHERE THE F*** AM I SUPPOSED TO BUY PARTS" soul destroying kinda way....

My gorgeous wife bought me soft panniers for Christmas. I had no way of affixing them to the bastard bike. Much searching online and conferring with many people had me stumped for options, until I started running out of time - the Supers are on soon, and I wanted to use these for the trip down.

I decided to make my own. It's midnight, I've had a few beers, and I can't be stuffed typing much more, so here are a sequence of pictures to explain.

We found some scrap steel in the shed which would serve the purpose...


Some vice work and hammering, plus some crafty braising by the Father-In-Law Maurice gave us this...


We welded on some tabs so we could bolt it onto the exhaust mounts...

Please note correct safety gear is worn at all times...


And some primer and black rattle can leaves us with this!!!



We slapped the bags on to see how they would look...


And I think they turned out really well!

Many thanks to the master craftsman, Maurice, and to Cameron for his "seagull management"...
You're welcome... I think that they look great. The old fella sure is handy with the welder

Like the handy work on his scrambler:
From Triumph Scrambler


Now bring on the weekend at the Superbikes. Only 5 more sleeps to go...
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Cagiva can go to hell....

Hahaha just messing Cam - your material procurement and mounting suggestions were invaluable.

And yes - bring on the weekend.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
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I'm not 100% sure they will work on the Navigator but it appears you can still get HB bag mounts, crash bars and such for a Cagiva Gran Canyon, which has the Ducati 900 monster motor rather than the V Strom engine. Somebody around here should know if they will fit.
http://www.elefantadventurebikes.com...nd_becker.html

When I do a search on that page for "Navigator" it turns up you can get the engine crash bars for your bike.

My Cagiva is a great bike, I wish they would make this new Elefant concept with the 1125 Rotax engine.....I would be very interested.....Lucky Strike or Red, it would be a tough choice

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