Honda XR190 AG

It’s true. The Honda CTX200 has been replaced with the fuel injected XR190 AG. The XR190 has most of the same features as the CTX200 – kick start, two stands, front and rear rack, bash/crash guards, rear drum brake, and huge mudflaps. It’s missing the clutch lock lever, and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have an engine bash plate. It does however get a fuel gauge and helmet lock.
It looks like a decent bike. It’s made in China like most of the newer XRs. It’s ADR from the factory too, so no backyard Honda Australia ADR “improvements” have been done to it.
$4990 ride away, includes 12 months registration and stamp duty. Doesn’t sound too bad.
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Doogee X7

New navigation

I recently bought a cheap Doogee X7 from DealExtreme to use as a GPS on the CTX200. After a few weeks of testing, I’m 100% satisfied with it. Great battery life, and a very bright clear screen – even through the cheap and nasty zip pouch mount that I’m using. I’m running the Doogee X7 without a sim card, and using offline maps with OSMAnd and RMaps.

Total cost: $115 for the Doogee X7, and $10 for the pouch/mount, including delivery.

CTX200 17500 km update

After over 17500kms, I’m really impressed with how easy and inexpensive it is to work on the CTX200.
There’s not a lot to it.
This is my first bike, and so far I’ve been able to do everything myself (with the help of YouTube).

5000kms – Disassembled and cleaned carburetor just for fun.
5000kms – Installed ADV Monster headlight and aux CREE headlights.
6000kms – New tyres.
9000kms – Valve spacing adjusted. Intake spacing was good. Exhaust was 0.07mm, so adjusted it to 0.1mm.
13500kms – New front tyre.
14000kms – Changed brake fluid.
14750kms – New chain, new front and rear sprockets. New top chain roller.
17500kms – Tightened steering bearings.

CTX200 fuel consumption

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I’ve done some rough calculations on the real world fuel consumption of my CTX200. Most of my riding is done at an average speed of 50-60kmph on dirt trails/farm lanes using 91 octane BP petrol. I regularly get around 200km before having to switch to the reserve tank. I haven’t run the reserve tank dry, so the reserve and total range figures are estimates.
200km on 6.7L main tank = 3.35L per 100km = 1L = 29.85km.