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Old 23rd November 2016, 12:16   #31
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Although initially I didn't like the looks, now it's slowly growing on me. With the luggage box the look is further enhanced.
The only sore point I can find is the silencer which is too big and projects out a lot sideways. A compact and sportier silencer will complete the sporty package.
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Old 23rd November 2016, 15:02   #32
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Recently got the luggage box fitted. Agree with @Nishsingh, the box cover is pretty flimsy.
Have also done a few mods: replaced the rear fender, fitted a LED brake light and plasti-dipped the front fender.
very tastefully done! i like the color synchronization!
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The only sore point I can find is the silencer which is too big and projects out a lot sideways. A compact and sportier silencer will complete the sporty package.
Agree with you. Not only is the silencer too big, there is a yawning gap between the rear wheel and the silencer. In the quest to keep costs down, I guess Honda just tacked on the Dio silencer.

However this is the best part about the Navi. It provides owners scope for modification!
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Agree with you. Not only is the silencer too big, there is a yawning gap between the rear wheel and the silencer. In the quest to keep costs down, I guess Honda just tacked on the Dio silencer.

However this is the best part about the Navi. It provides owners scope for modification!
You realize that the Navi is in essentially the Dio without the scooter's body yes?
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A compact and sportier silencer will complete the sporty package.
The Hero Maestro Edge silencer will probably be the best.

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You realize that the Navi is in essentially the Dio without the scooter's body yes?
Actually it's the Activa. The Dio chassis is slightly different.
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I just did a 720 km trip on this bike. Fantastic bike om the highways which can keep 80 kmph speed for the entire day. I had to carry extra fuel with me. The range is 160 km on full tank. We rode from Delhi to Sambhar lake.
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Old 25th December 2016, 02:41   #37
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I just did a 720 km trip on this bike. We rode from Delhi to Sambhar lake.
Highly impressed to say the least!

Please do create a travelogue and post it. Can't wait to read more about it!
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I just did a 720 km trip on this bike. Fantastic bike om the highways which can keep 80 kmph speed for the entire day. I had to carry extra fuel with me. The range is 160 km on full tank. We rode from Delhi to Sambhar lake.
Wow, that was one hell of a trip on a motoscoot. Post your travelogue here. And also that is a nice looking bike you have got, Sakshar. Can you post some more pics of the same here.
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Thanks for the compliments. Here is the picture of my Navi.

Modifications are as below:
1. Addition of a windshield: Purchased from Karolbagh, Delhi
2. Addition of a tailbox: Purchased from Karolbagh. This is helpful in keeping helmets during city rides and keeping storage including additional fuel during long rides.

So far, I have done Delhi-Agra-Delhi and Delhi-Sambhar lake-Jaipur-Delhi trip on this. Looking forward for more exciting journeys ahead.
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Old 27th December 2016, 23:27   #40
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Reminds me of the times I used to ride 360 kms a day on a 2006 Black/Silver Dio. I still regret selling it as it had given me some of the best enjoyable moments that I still cherish. The more I visit my Honda dealership to get my CBR serviced, the more I feel like instantly booking the Navi and riding it all the way home. The white one with a black storage box underneath would make for a great inter-city moto-scooter and maybe the occasional rides to the local beaches where I have very little to worry about sand in my clothes scratching the paintjob.

Things I liked about the Dio was the plastic panels were literally a few hundred bucks each so regardless of how many scratches it endured, I always went for a replacement panel instead of repainting/touch-up jobs. I guess its the same for the even minimalist body panel equipped Navi.

At 6 foot 3 I might look like a circus bear riding a unicycle but I'd not care if it was worth the fun.
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Why you had to carry extra fuel? The region is full of petrol bunks.

A simple type like "petrol pump around sambhar lake" on Google maps will show up five six locations around sambhar.

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Why you had to carry extra fuel? The region is full of petrol bunks.

A simple type like "petrol pump around sambhar lake" on Google maps will show up five six locations around sambhar.
With extra fuel, I can take up the courage to utilize the full reserve (an addition of 40 km).

Also, I believe in google map little less than God. It misguided me many times when I tried to find CNG station and ended up landing in LPG station.
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.I believe in google map little less than God. It misguided me many times when I tried to find CNG station and ended up landing in LPG station.
Touche'

Yes so it has me too.
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Amazing to see this bike being used as a tourer. Haven't seen those variants with off road tyres on road yet.
How much does that utlity box under tank cost?

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Old 30th December 2016, 18:40   #45
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I swapped the rear fender of my navi with that of activa I .

I wish to thank John for this amazing tip, I never liked the original fender. It was too long.

Ask specifically for inner fender of activa i. (Please note, part number in the attached picture).

Other mods I did, include painting of front light guard spokes with matt black and silver, to give the visor a floating look.
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