Bag Boy Navigator Electric Cart Review

I desperately wanted to see the Bag Boy Navigator as the next step up from Sun Mountain’s Speed E Cart. Was I disappointed?

Bag Boy Navigator HeroThe folks at Bag Boy make some of the most widely used golf carts in the world. Bag Boy led the move from the older pull-cart style to the more popular push cart nearly two decades ago, and golfers who prefer to walk without carrying have showed their gratitude ever since.

Widespread use of the push cart eventually led to the motorized push cart, and eventually someone thought of adding remote control capabilities to the electric cart. A lot of companies make electronic carts, and Bag Boy has jumped into the market with a cart they’ve named the “Navigator.”

Having previously reviewed the remote-less electric cart from Sun Mountain, I was interested to see how much more I might enjoy golf with a remote-controlled mechanical caddy. At $1,499, I knew the Navigator had a lot to live up to!

Setup and Use
Setup is a misnomer: the Navigator requires almost none. Short of sliding each wheel onto the locking axle and inserting the antenna, the Navigator requires little out-of-the-box setup. You plug the battery in, wait 24 hours, and play golf.

Much like the Sun Mountain Speed E Cart, the Navigator is rather compact when folded. With the battery removed, you simply need to depress two buttons and the main support beam folds and locks in two places. The folded beam then makes for an excellent handle, allowing you to carry the cart short distances. Weighing in at about 25 pounds, you won’t want to carry the cart too far, though the high-strength aluminum tubing is rather lightweight. It’s the engines and sturdier parts that add weight.

Once expanded, the battery rests in a tray low to the ground, increasing stability by lowering the center of gravity (CG – and here you thought moving the CG only helped you hit straighter, higher drives!).

Bag Boy Navigator Expand Collapse
The Navigator folds up to a very compact size, though you may have trouble fitting more than one in your car trunk.

Once you’ve attached your bag to the adjustable aluminum brackets with the velcro straps and extended the fourth wheel, you’re ready to roll. Powering on the unit is as simple as pressing a button near the handle bar.

The unit is exceedingly simple to operate. You can walk behind the unit, pushing the up and down arrow buttons to travel forwards or backwards while steering the cart manually. Most people will prefer to use the remote, which features not only up and down arrows but left and right arrows as well.

Unlike most remote-controlled electric carts, the Navigator comes equipped with an on-board compass that helps the cart remain online. If a subtle hill pushes the cart to the left or right, it will automatically adjust itself as soon as it can to get back on the proper course. It’s not called the “Navigator” for nothing.

The twin calibrated 140-watt motors mounted near each wheel independently control the speed of each wheel, making turns sharp and crisp. They’re also rather quiet and won’t disturb the peace you expect to find over 18 holes of golf.

Bag Boy Navigator Front Wheel
The front wheel swivels a full 360° and features a small shock-absorber for cruising quietly over bumps and humps.

The front wheel features a full 360 degrees of rotation and a mini suspension system that helps it to absorb small bumps and humps on the golf course. The maintenance-free wheels are made of rust-proof aluminum with steel ball bearings. The battery is a 34-amp dry cell with a cover and an included charger.

My First Time Out
Having come to learn the joys of strolling around 200 acres of golf course unencumbered by the weight and bulk of a golf bag on my shoulders, I was looking forward to giving the Navigator a thorough and enjoyable test the first time out.

Unfortunately, my pleasure lasted all of about 560 yards, or the length of the first hole from tee to green. While walking to the green, putter in hand, I attempted to use the remote control to steer the Navigator along a cart path 30 feet away. My driver caught the limbs of a pine tree and the Navigator swung wildly to the left down into a greenside grass bunker. I attempted to steer the Navigator away from the green towards which it was headed, but the 30° slope of of the grass bunker proved too much. The Navigator tipped backwards and sideways.

Bag Boy Navigator Broken
The Navigator’s handle snapped cleanly and easily. Looking at the small aluminum contact points tells you why.

The Navigator did not survive its very first hole. The handle was held on by only a thin wire – it had snapped clean off from the rest of the unit. A close inspection revealed that the joint is secured only by a very thin piece of aluminum in two spots, and both had easily and cleanly snapped. Given the small size and fragile nature of this mechanism, I found the joint itself rather unguarded against such problems. The least Bag Boy could have done to prevent such a problem would be to secure the handle inside of a U-shaped joint.

I’ve used a lot of pull- and push-carts. They tip over from time to time, and I would posit that a cart controlled via remote is even more likely to tip over than one which requires a hands-on approach. The slope that toppled the Bag Boy was not overly severe, and the fourth wheel – which is supposed to help prevent such problems – was fully extended.

To Bag Boy’s credit, I received a replacement unit within one week and shipped the broken Navigator back free of charge. To their discredit, however, the replacement had mismatched paint in a few places where the unit had previously been scratched or dinged. Had I paid $1500, I would not have been pleased with the replacement unit.

Continued Use
Having already broken the Navigator, I was a bit more careful with the second unit.

Bag Boy Navigator Panel
The Navigator’s console is simple to a fault. Creature comforts? We don’t need no stinkin’ creature comforts!

The manual makes mention several times of the “Navigator” feature, driven by the on-board compass, that allows the cart to stay on course even if temporarily diverted by small hills, bumps, or sideslopes. Initially, I had a heck of a time getting the cart to maintain any sort of course. Left or right, nearly every side slope threw the cart into a tizzy. Oftentimes, sensing its inability to get back on track against even a subtle slope, the cart would complete a wide 360° turn to attempt to get back on course… only to fail again and attempt yet another 360. Manual intervention (via the remote) was necessary in such cases.

Fortunately, I solved most of the poor navigation issues by slowing the cart down. The fastest speed, it seems, is simply too fast to counter all but the tiniest of side slopes. After realizing this, and cruising along at about 80% the maximum speed, the Navigator suffered little problem staying the course or correcting when it got off-track. In fact, the cart worked as advertised at this speed, and I rarely had to do anything but point the cart in the right direction and send it off.

If you’re like me, you may fear sending the cart right out of range of your remote. The result would be a wildly careening cart dead set on going straight – into a pond, across a green, into the parking lot or a street. Fortunately, the cart and the remote control are synchronized and maintain a “heartbeat” of sorts. When the cart loses contact with the remote – at a range of about 200 yards – the cart shuts down. (If you’re silly enough to send the cart forward and attach the remote to the handy clip on the cart, well, I suppose you deserve what you get.)

The Navigator comes with an adjustable, comfortable solid rubber handle, a seed bottle holder, and an umbrella holder. The Navigator also accepts a seat, though one is not included standard.

Bag Boy Navigator Rear Wheel
The fourth wheel helps to prevent prevent tip-overs. Also seen here: the battery, motors, and plastic wheels.

Unlike the Sun Mountain Speed E Cart, the Navigator offers nothing in the way of creature comforts. You won’t find a place to store your drinks, you won’t find a scorecard holder, and you won’t find a place to keep a spare golf ball. You can’t use the cart to store your camera or keys, extra tees, or your GPS or laser range finder – not without rigging up something for yourself or buying some extra accessories. Instead, the entire handle is dominated by the simplistic controls offered by the Navigator.

The front wheel’s “suspension” may help quiet clubs from rattling around, but it often managed to spring the cart into the air when powering over even the smallest of obstacles. The solid plastic wheels stop immediately instead of slowing gradually, which causes them to scrape across cartpath and wear quickly. Several times on wet grass and a small 30° hill, the Navigator was unable to get enough traction to continue traveling forward.

I had no problems using the remote, though some of my older friends had trouble differentiating between the circular buttons quickly enough to avoid running the cart into trees, bunkers, or my shin (ouch). One such fellow attributed my own skill at using the remote to my youthful video gaming – a valid point – but Bag Boy could have spent some time differentiating the buttons.

The remote itself seems unnecessarily bulky and the supplied belt clip was not wide enough to secure itself to my favorite belt, which is only two inches wide. I frequently found myself battling with the best place to keep the remote on my belt – far enough behind me to not interfere with my swing, but close enough to be at ready grasp. I never really found a good spot, instead typically opting to set the remote down nearby or on the cart itself.

Bag Boy Navigator Remote
The remote clips to the cart when not in use, but features all-circular buttons and has quite a bit of bulk.

If the 9-volt battery should die mid-round, the Navigator offers the handy feature of allowing you to disengage the wheels from their motors so that you may push the cart to finish your round, but the cart is nowhere near as easy to push as a standard push-cart or even the Speed E Cart. It also lacks a mechanical brake.

The Navigator fails to impress in less obvious ways as well. The cart cannot remember the speed you last used, requiring you to hold down the up arrow button or tap it several times to accelerate to a speed that fails to resemble that of a snail’s. The small, detachable antenna is easily lost and should have been built in to the cart in some way. The battery lights which indicate their level of charge could have been located on the handle console instead of at the bottom of the cart.

For $1500 – twice the price of the Sun Mountain Speed E Cart – the Navigator offers a remote control and a “navigation” feature that works quite well at speeds of up to 80% full throttle. Unfortunately, you also lose virtually all the nice features found on the Speed E Cart – the center console that holds your drinks, balls, scorecard, wallet, range finder, tees, and more. You lose the rubber wheels that grip. You lose the ability to topple the cart without fear of an obviously weak part snapping clean off. And you lose an extra $700 or $800.

Bag Boy Navigator With Bag
I can think of several better ways to spend $1500. Heck, you could hire a local caddy for 30 rounds.

Though I desperately wanted to like the Navigator as the next logical step up from the Speed E Cart, I simply cannot justify spending so much and getting so little.

For $1500, you can buy two Speed E Carts, 50 to 100 rides in an actual golf cart (beverage holders and scorecard holders included!), or even 30 rounds with an actual caddy.

While the ideal cart – one that employs the Navigator’s compass and remote and the Speed E Cart’s creature comforts and durability – has yet to be made, I am certain that the Navigator is about as far from ideal as one can get for the price.

If you are interested in buying a Navigator, at least you have your choice of colors: blue, black, and red. You can find them at various online retailers.

46 thoughts on “Bag Boy Navigator Electric Cart Review”

  1. Mr Barzeski,

    I liked your write up on the Navigator – it was an honest assessment. Would you consider evaluating and performing a similar analysis of our new product. I promise it will be much more fun and won’t detract attention from your game.

    Please see our website and let me know if you are interested.

    Thank you.

  2. I was about to order this cart as Bag Boy is an institution when it comes to cart technology. I couldn’t imagine that the Sun Mountain E Cart would provide near quality and functionality at more than half the price. I’ve made my decision to now buy a Sun Mountain E Cart. Thanks for this very helpful review.

  3. I was also on my way to buy the Navigator but thought I should search for some reviews first. I have looked at both carts you mentioned and felt certain that I would get more for paying more….doesn’t sound like it. Thanks for saving me $700.

  4. I own the MGI Navigator that is the original version of the Bag Boy. this cart is made in Australia and I have had virtually no issues with mine. I love this cart and have owned two other electronic golf caddies prior to the Navigator.

    I have had mine for two years. I have air tires that make the ride smooth and grips the turf. The battery does need to be recharged after every round. It will not hold a charge longer than 18 holes. I clip the remote on my cart to swing. I do not use the belt clip. I then grab the remote when I put my club back in my bag.

    The only issue I’ve had was that the original design of the wheels had them attached by pins that would break and keep the cart from working correctly. I was given extra pins and eventually, new tires and a new design.

    I would not hesitate to buy another Navigator. I find the tracking workds great and the cart is truly the Mercedes of the caddies available. I play almost daily and the cart allows me to walk a full 18 and not be the least bit fatigued from pushing or pulling a cart. The remote is a must..It’s so great to send your cart to your ball and walk the fairways as if you have a caddy doing all the hauling and your hands are free!

  5. I bought a Navigator last summer and am very happy with it. The compass is great for keeping it on line. There is a learing curve with a remote but it is go great to take my putter and walk to the green sending the cart off to the side. Also I like being able to walk naturally swinging my arms instead of steering a non remote cart.

  6. I own a Bag Boy Navigator and am extremely happy with my cart. I purchased my cart a few months ago and mine came with a cart seat which provides ample room to store extra balls, tees, my keys, phone and scorecard. My cart also came with a drink holder. The remote did take a round to get used to, but I haven’t had any problems with it or where to store it, it actually fits nicely in my pocket. I’ve had a few minor collisions with my cart and haven’t experienced any problems or issues because of them. I’ve also been quite impressed with the customer service Bag Boy provides. I know its more expensive than the other options available, but I love my cart and think its worth every penny. The navigation alone is worth the extra money. I would recommend the Navigator to all my friends!

  7. Bag Boy is now shipping units that come with the seat and liquid holster at no extra cost.

  8. I had exactly the same problem as the author of the review. The tiny weld in the joint of the cart handle was broken in shipping or somewhere. It’s hard to imagine an engineer designing something like this with this tiny weld. I know I could break this tiny weld with my hands just by twisting the handle a little bit. If it tips and the handle hits the ground, it will break the joint weld.

  9. I bought my Navagator last November and had trouble with the first battery, which was replace and I have enjoyed it three times a week since and would recommend it to friends.

  10. I’ve had the Navigator for two years now and I’m thrilled with my purchase. It took a few rounds to get used to the steering, but now the remote’s an extension of my hand and I can maneuver the cart like no one’s business. I golf with another guy who walks with an older cart and he’s constantly adjusting. The compass is fantastic, especially when walking down the middle of the fairway. It is also noticably quieter than other models. It’s not built for steep hills as it doesn’t have the widest, knobbiest tires and I will push it up the steeper ones. I’ve toppled it probably 5 or 6 times and it’s held up. Those pictures on the SandTrap’s review made me nervous, but I’ve had no problem with durability. I should also mention that I’ve gotten a number of “oohs” and “aahs” over the chrome tires! A scorecard holder would have been nice. The beverage holder is great. I’ve had no problem with battery life – I have two green dots left on the meter at the end of 18. I don’t write a lot of these reviews, but thought that this product deserves some props. I’d recommend it to anyone.

  11. Bag Boy is coming out with an improved version of this cart. From what I’ve been told, it will address the issues of the original review and be quite a step up to the present model. I have a feeling the price will also be high. I am still using my MGI Navigator, made in Australia. I’ve owned it for four years. It’s used every day. I will consider upgrading to the newer Bag Boy if it performs as touted. I’ll likely sell my MGI or trade it in. The new model is suppose to be out in November of ’08.

  12. I bought a similar one last summer in Los Angeles, shipped it to Istanbul, Turkey where we now live & had to pay 100% tax & duties. The battery went kaput after 6months & we had to find a local battery as the only contact representative here didn’t have parts & no service knowledge. The left motor isn’t functioning, making the trolley turn uncontrollably only to the left. Who & where can I send this for replacement near Turkey without so much cost?

  13. I bought a Navigator about 9 months ago. I have had zero problems – other than a broken antenna – I ordered two so now have a spare. I live in the NW and golf twice a week – many times in wet conditions – which prompted me to purchase neumatic knobby tires. The Navigotor now easily pulls me up the steep hills and acts as a brake while going down – walking our hilly course has become a joy. Another benefit of the knobby tires is very responsive/accurate steering – in all conditions. Several other members own Navigators and I know of no major issues – other than normal wear and tear. Doing up-hill wheelies gets a lot of attention! I will certainly check out the new model when available.

  14. Has anyone seen or tried the new Bag Boy Navigator 2? It’s pricey and I haven’t seen one in person. Please add a comment if you’ve tried it or seen one or have compared it to the BB1 version.

    My MGI isn’t working. I have a dead battery and have resorted to carrying my clubs! That is quite the paradigm,

  15. I must say that I have to offer a different opinion. A fellow golfer of mine has a Navigator and I’ve watched the cart do amazing things on the course. I had a much cheaper remote control cart of my own and the Navigator ran circles around mine. The Navigator is the “Cadillac” of remote control carts. It’s quite, well-built, and great looking. However, like a Cadillac, it takes some care and discipline to operate this piece of machinery. I would imagine that the manual gives a maximum operating slop and 30% is very steep. I will be ordering a Navigator regardless of this review.

  16. I bought a Navigator about 9 months ago. I have had zero problems – other than a broken antenna – I ordered two so now have a spare. I live in the NW and golf twice a week – many times in wet conditions – which prompted me to purchase neumatic knobby tires. The Navigotor now easily pulls me up the steep hills and acts as a brake while going down – walking our hilly course has become a joy. Another benefit of the knobby tires is very responsive/accurate steering – in all conditions. Several other members own Navigators and I know of no major issues – other than normal wear and tear. Doing up-hill wheelies gets a lot of attention! I will certainly check out the new model when available.

    where did you find the neumatic wheels? called bagboy and they dont have them. need them badly.

  17. The left wheel on my cart does not turn, seems like the motor is gone, and if used cart will go around in circles. Any thoughts ? Niall in Cork, Ireland

  18. Niall,

    I think you may not have the left wheel pushed all the way in where it fits over the “things”, in which case the power will not move the wheel. Compare it to the way the right wheel that works is on. Hope this helps.

  19. Also, if you have the original Navigator, made by MGI, you may have a broken pin at the wheel. I had that happen to me several times and it caused the wheel to not engage with the motor. You need a new pin that fits into the slot. They are found in any hardware store.

  20. where did you find the neumatic wheels? called bagboy and they dont have them. need them badly.

    Jim, call the California Service Center and they’ll hook you up with a pair. I just bought a pair a couple of days ago.

  21. I bought the Navigator 2 and have been using it regularly for about a month now and let me say it is the answer! My buddy has the 1st generation navigator and there were definite issues with control, steering, etc.
    BagBoy paid attention with the 2nd generation model. The Nav 2 is solidly built and has shown to be very rugged as I’m not easy on it. I would highly recommend the Navigator 2 and is worth the price.

  22. I have the Navigator with remote black colord frame for some years now i just love it no problems with it just replaced the battery in 2008.

  23. I’ve posted several times on the MGI/Navigator electric golf caddy. I’ve owned one for over 5 years. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I’m going to have to replace mine as it’s once again, not working. I’ve put quite a bit of money into keeping it running. I recently replaced the remote for the 2nd time, the metal bracket that holds the bag snapped off this summer, the control box that held the remote needed to be replaced and now the cart’s electronics are toast. I am going to get it back to working decently, then put it on the market and hopefully, get some $$ for it. I’m in the market for a new cart and am not going to go the route of the Navigator. I’ve put a lot of rounds on my MGI, but I think for the price, it don’t think the issues i’ve had should have been so numerous.

  24. I have a problem with the trolley.
    When connecting the battery, the remote and battery light is on (red and green). However when pressing the buton for backwards or forewards I don’t get response. Also I’m not able to switch off the remote (red) light.
    Who can help me?

  25. I bought the newer Navigator 2 carts last year – one for my wife and one for myself… I love the concept and the look of these carts but, frankly, they haven’t lived up to my expectations of a “Cadillac” product for several reasons:
    1. Noise – the motors are supposed to be “whisper quiet” but after relatively little use the cart “creaks” in motion like an old wicker hotel laundry basket such that playing partners comment on it.
    2. Battery longevity – one battery has already died in substantially less than a year of use and they are expensive to replace
    3. Weight – too heavy for my wife to handle on her own
    4. Susceptible to water damage – Bagboy don’t make it obvious before you buy that the Navigator it is not intended for use in the rain – nor that problems due to water damage are not covered under the warranty.
    5. Bottle holder – doesn’t! Almost always, bottles/cans carried in this rather shoddy plastic accessory literally bounce out of the holder.
    6. Lacks storage space – the seat is nice but doesn’t carry much – nowhere for towels, club head covers, jackets, etc. to be readily available.
    7. Maintenance – keeping cart in optimal running condition requires attention after each and every use – especially the wheels which quickly gather debris.
    8. Remote control is bulky and a little uncomfortable to use. I wore through the buttons on mine in less than a year but that turned out to be an easy and inexpensive fix.

    Overall, I believe, a rather expensive mistake.

  26. Okay, I am either a sucker or a creature of habit, but I did go with the new Navigator 2 a few months ago. I love it. I find it easy to set up and take down and light enough to pick up and transport with ease. I love the smaller frame as compared to my original MGI. The tires that come with are not as all-weather as the air tires I had on my MGI. There are times when my cart’s wheels spin like a top as the grass is wet, but I’ve used it plenty of times in the rain with no issue. Battery must be charged after 18. However, customer service with Bag Boy is a bit spotty. Keep calling and follow up with emails. Ron Goodman is the service guy out of CA. He’s awesome. Fortunately, I’ve had no issues with my cart and won’t be needing Ron anytime soon.

  27. It’s been two years since I last commented on this blog. I’ve owned my Navigator (1st version) for three years and have not had a single problem. I use it about 20 times a year. The battery still lasts 18 holes. The motor is very quiet. Of course any push cart full of clubs going through the rough will make some noise. The clubs will hit together, but that should be expected. I leave my headcovers on to reduce noise, except I put the driver headcover in the bag because the “big dog’s gotta eat” so often. My Navigator is loaded. Cup holder, umbrella holder, divot repair sand, I attach my Skygolf GPS using the temporary cart mount. You hang a wet towel around the handle. I’ve gotten quite efficient in it’s use, I know when to use the remote, and I know when to push. I know when to slow it down or stop it so as not to distract my golf partners. The remote is bulky, takes some getting used to, but does the job. This is one of the best golfing purchases I’ve ever made. I hope others who have purchased this product have had as good an experience as I.

  28. I’ve had a Navigator 2 for 1 season, and I don’t recommend anyone else buy one because it is not durable. I treat the cart gently, but it’s already wearing out. After 50 rounds I can hear the drive gears grinding as the cart goes over slight depressions. When parked on even a slight hill, the cart’s gears slips and let the card slide downhill. I’m sure the drive gears will soon fail. The remote’s buttons are worn out, and most don’t work now, so I have to use the control buttons on the cart itself. I’ll limp thru to the end of the season, then send it back for warranty repair. It’s a pricey cart and definitely not worth the money. Stay away.

  29. Ann,
    I’m with you. I have been a very frustrated owner of the Navigator 2 (two of ’em, actually) for almost 2 yrs now.
    However, a couple of points to note:
    1. Call Bagboy to get a replacement label for your remote – just peel off the old one and replace it ($5) – really easy and inexpensive. I had the same problem.
    2. The cart will certainly “slip” if you leave it facing down a hil – mine do. Doesn’t mean your gears are worn out but I have learned to turn the cart 90 degrees if the hill is particularly steep…

    More importantly, however, on the general “worn out” issue, I wonder if you are experiencing the same “creaking” problem I have had almost since day one (see my post this forum dated June 25, 2010)… If so, I tried all sorts of stuff to resolve it, including returning the whole cart to to CA for Ron Godman (very helpful) to have a look at. Nothing worked until, in desperation (they tell you not to do this), I copiously sprayed every wheel axle and frame joint i could find with “White Lightning spray-on lithium grease” (previously used Vaseline petroleum jelly just on the wheel axles) – wiping off any obvious excess. Two 18-hole rounds in and, fingers crossed, it’s working. The cart is “whisper quiet” as advertised.

    I still have a bunch of other quality and design issues wih the Navigator 2 but… I’m coming around!

  30. I am going to enter my opinion of my Nav 2 after having owned it now since Feb. of this year. I absolutely love my cart. I have had zero issues with it other than my own problem with breaking the piece that holds the remote on the cart. I replaced it with one from Ebay and I love it. I also have one that holds my Skycaddie and it’s whisper quiet. I have two batteries that I keep ready and I’ve played a ton of golf with my cart and not had one single issue. I’m sorry that a few of you have experienced less than stellar performaces, but I am happy with my purchase and consider it an intricate part of my equipment.

  31. I have owned Sun Mountain’s E-Cart for 5 years and it is still running like a clock. The only problem I have had is the little plastic clip for hanging sand bottle breaking. I am on my 3rd clip. Sun Mountain has exemplary customer service, they send me replacements free of charge, after 5 years!

    A remote would be a nice toy to have, but totally superfluous since the cart has presets for 15-30-60 yards. The pneumatic tires, brushless quiet motor, no gears, no pulleys, no belts, and rugged design makes this a great powered cart. If I forget battery at home or it dies in middle of round, the cart operates like a manual cart by just turning power off. You don’t need to disengage the wheels like the navigator.

    The brushless motor has no friction or wear items and is so quiet, my fellow golfers are surprised to find out my cart is battery powered.

    After 1000+ rounds logged on my cart, it is still running like a clock and even the orange paint looks great. Best of all I can buy 2 of these for the price of 1 Navigator.

  32. The Sun Mountain carts that my friends owned are now sitting in our bag storage area waiting for repair. They were initially adored by the gals that bought them, but all of them have had battery issues and after repeated replacements, they now have gone manual and no longer use the electric Sun Mountain. SM does not make this cart any longer and according to some inside sources, they had so many complaints on the battery life and the issues with the battery, they designed a whole new cart, which was suppose to debut last spring. As of now, they are still on “back order” as I have a friend who has one ‘on order” and is hoping the new design will remedy the flaws with the original.

    I am happy that those that have a cart that they love and hope one’s golfing experience continues to be on the golf and not on huffing and puffing up the hills and valleys of so many of our golf courses. As for me, I know if anything should happen to my electric Nav 2, I’ll be in line for a new one as I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather reserve my energy for my golf game and yet, I want to walk the course.

  33. Will TheSandTrap be doing a review on the Navigator 2 anytime soon?

    Most likely not, no. It’s winter where I live and I don’t know that enough changed in the Navigator 2 to warrant a new review.

    I also think the market for a $1700 cart is limited. That’s up from the $1400 they charged for the first edition.

  34. For the Navigator to resume the last speed after stopping, try tapping the “Forward” arrow twice quickly.

  35. I have a Bag Boy Navigator that I love but the left wheel needs a knew motor or bearings. Does anyone know who would sell this part(left wheel motor)? Iwould appreciate some help on ordering this part.
    Thank You
    Barbara Pugh Mccreight

  36. I have a Bag Boy Navigator that is still in good condition but on both rear wheels the connecting piece has been broken and the metal rods are lost. Does anyone know who would sell these spare parts (connecting piece for the rear wheels as well as the corresponding four metal rods)?
    Susanne Grau

  37. I purchased Bag Boy Navigator 2 in May 2007, it has been a excellent cart.
    Wondering if I need a front wheel am I able to purchase the wheel from you?
    If able to purchase what is the cost?
    Wayne Carter
    250 491-9250 Kelowna B.C.

  38. I’m using my third Bag Boy Navigator three times a week!
    My classic car is running just fine except the remote.
    The left turn button start having problem.
    So I want to pair my old remote, but I can’t find how.
    Can anyone help me to instruct how to pair?
    Thank you so much!

  39. I have the Navigator the remote function stopped working however everything else is fine. Anyone know somebody that can work on it to see if they can get it to work? The lights on the remote comes on but on the handle it never turns green for remote use.



  40. I have a Bag Boy Navigator 1 purchased used ab0ut 5 years ago from the original owner who had seldom used it. The unit still looks great and was functioning very well, until recently the remote control disappeared at my golf club. The MGI manufacturer in Australia, as well as the Service Center in California told me that they no longer support this model and can no longer program a replacement unit for my trolley. I am sad to have to throw it away and make a big investment in a new unit. Does anybody have an idea or a contact person that could help me? I am hoping that an experienced technician who is knowledgeable with this technology could help synchronize a new “transmitter” to my unit. Thank you in advance.

  41. I have had my Navigator since 2007. It is has been well used. Last week something broke inside the shaft and cut the wires that run from the handle control to the mother board.
    I have a friend who was able to tape the wires together and make it work but would better if he could replace the wire.
    He tells me it’s called a wiring harness and would also need a 4 pin connector to bare wires at handle.
    If anyone can help just reply.
    Thank you.

  42. I have a Navigator 2006 model. Had run well until it broke a rear wheel.

    As most of you know MGI no longer supports this model.

    Would be interested in purchasing a rear wheel if someone has an old one no longer working.

  43. Does anyone want to sell their BagBoy Navigator 1 for parts? I bought one used and it works but is missing the Remote. Or does anyone have a Remote they don’t use and would like to sell it.

  44. Looking for parts for the navigator 2 if anybody has rear wheels thank you in advance

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