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Old 12-06-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Pitsterpro LXT 400 Dual Sport

Does anyone have any info on this bike? Supsension? Reliability?

http://shop.pitsterpro.com/2010lxt400dualsport.aspx



Bike Model
Model:LXT 400 Dual Sport
MSRP:$ 3,499
CHASSIS AND DIMENSIONS
Color:Black
Curb Weight:316 lbs
Frame:Chromoly Closed Cradle
Fuel Capacity:2.5 gal
Ground Clearance:12"
Overall Width:33"
Seat Height:36"
Subframe:Removable, Chromoly
Swingarm:Alloy D Section, With Progressive Linkage
Wheelbase:56.5"
WHEELS AND TIRES
Front Wheel:1.60 x 21"
Rear Wheel:2.15 x 18"
HYRAULIC DISC BRAKES
Front Brake:Hydraulic w/ 260mm Rotor
Rear Brake:Hydraulic w/ 241mm Rotor
Rear Pedal:Steel Over the Peg
SUSPENSION
Front:Inverted 41mm Fork Legs
Rear:Linkage Suspension w/ Adjustable Preload and Rebound
Travel:9.25" Front/ 10" Rear
ENGINE
Bore and Stroke:91mm x 59.5mm
Carburetor:30mm
Clutch:6 Plate Wet Clutch
Cooling:Liquid Cooled
Engine:4 Valve SoHC 387cc Four-Stroke
Gearing:520/ 14T x 54T
Ignition:Stator/ CDI with lighting coil
Starter:Electric Start
Transmission:6 Speed Manual Clutch
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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I peeked at the website- not a lot of specs, but inverted forks and 6 speed tranny are nice. Good looking bike, too. Price isn't too shabby either. At 3499 list, I bet that this time of year, if you can find a dealer, you could get one for under 3k.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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I'd like to know how much is stator outputting too.. It may be a good replacement for my WR400. WR400 is missing the sixt gear, and more wattage... but other than that...

This could potentially make a good adventure dual sport with a bigger gastank, and all the regular farkles.

So far, 3 cons that I can tell:

weight
unadjustable suspension
stock gas-tank capacity.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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After some googling:

This bike is actually a Chinese Xingyue XY400Y-2


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Old 12-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #5
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I got a buddy who bought one of the 250's. I rode it and wasn't too impressed with any feature of the bike. It made me think of something you might hang on the back of a RV when you go on vacation. Power wise it was sort of lacking.

I think you could pick up a good under used DRZ400 or KLX400 for less than $3000. I did. The KLX is listed at 291lbs for the SR 03 model.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:04 AM   #6
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I got a buddy who bought one of the 250's. I rode it and wasn't too impressed with any feature of the bike. It made me think of something you might hang on the back of a RV when you go on vacation. Power wise it was sort of lacking.

I think you could pick up a good under used DRZ400 or KLX400 for less than $3000. I did. The KLX is listed at 291lbs for the SR 03 model.
This is a 400 with 6-speed. The time will only tell. As long as PitsterPro stands behind it, and offer good warranty... why not?
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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6 speed? ...I thought you were one of the back of the pack slackers like me? We don't need no stinking 6 speed.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #8
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6 speed? ...I thought you were one of the back of the pack slackers like me? We don't need no stinking 6 speed.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:12 AM   #9
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I have been researching the Pitster bikes. Cheap price really appeals to me. Parts and warranty are probably non-existant. Getting a road title can be impossible in some states (not listed and approved for highway use by any Federal agency DOT,EPA, CPA,) so far as my research. The Pitster 250 is made by another chinese company (Galaxy) and seems to get better reviews. The 400 has more design/quality problems and you should be able to get one real cheap. Neither of these clones is as powerful/durable as the Japanese orginals. Even happy owners give the Chinese bikes a five year lifespan. Used Jap beats new Chinese IMO. I am still following these bikes. Someday soon China will be a major player in the motorcycle field, they like to learn new things and play to win.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #10
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Anyone able to place the origin of that engine design?
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:27 AM   #11
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For the money, I think the new Kawasaki KLX250S would be a better choice. Many more aftermarket parts are available for the KLX250S than for the Pitster 400. The Kawi 250 engine can be made into a 300 with factory parts and it's of much higher quality overall than the Pitster.

I've looked at the Pitster and have contacted the company. I'm actually thinking about buying 2 of the new KLX250S dualsports. One for me and one for my 15 year old daughter.

Just my 2 cents!

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #12
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Anyone able to place the origin of that engine design?

I have sat on one and looked one over and I have no idea where the engine is derived from,it has a large valve cover that doesnt sit flat on the head it is kinda at an angle.The 250 bikes really look good up close the fit and finish looks like a jap bike but the intake manifold design is very limiting so I am sure the bike doesent make much power. The 400 doesnt look as appealing as the 250 but it doesnt look cheap either,the only thing on the bike that looks out of place is the radiator which looks like it came off a small watercooled generator.


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Old 12-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #13
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The best English site for info that I know is mychinamoto.com Really amazing how many motorcycle producers are in China today- 60-80, maybe more !!
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:38 PM   #14
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kind of looks like a wrr front end, drz frame and a rotax engine. agreed, it will be interesting to see how the chinese manufacturers play into the motorcycle market.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #15
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Your always going to get what you pay for out of china, they can do some quality work but they seem more focused on farm machinery.
The is an Australian distributor selling 450's and eventually plated enduro's under the name Odes which have honda service parts compatible engines with a claimed 35rwkw and honda plastics, ohlins suspension and italian YZ knock off frames for 5K less than the competition. I think we'll start seeing more of these now someones got the ball rolling but these are the only decent chinese bike so far.



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