PitsterPro LXR z155cc

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  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1

    wogtaz ryder

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    This is a review on the new

    Pitster Pro Lxr .
    And the Z155cc Engine.

    This bike is pretty much a shrunk down big bike!


    Suspension:
    Overall i reckon 8/10

    Sure you could spend another few grand on shocks and forks and tuning etc .

    But for a China bike straight out of the box , i couldn't ask for suspension any better . its Amazing.

    The linkage works incredibly well , reduces the need for Heavy springs (only running 300lb) so the Damping on the standard shock is awesome , and i haven't even touched the adjustments on it.

    The suspension Has Alot! of Travel and feels like it will never run out . im yet to bottom it out .

    The rear feels a little on the soft side , but is still almost impossible to bottom out with me on it.


    Engine

    Overall - 8/10

    Ok Everyone wants to no about the new z155 engines .

    It is a Really fast Strong motor straight out of the box .

    The gearing is pretty good , 1st is a little short , and 3rd is a little long , But 2nd is Perfect!
    Still on stock sprockets so it could be as easy as going up a tooth up front.

    The cases look Tough as hell , the Clutch Action is great! , with a ASV lever its almost as light as my old Klx's hydraulic clutch , Wich was light!

    Overall its an awesome Engine! if you where in the market for a new engine , between the Yx engines and the Z you would be silly not to go the Z .

    Stronger cases , better gearing , fixed the kickstart problem that the yx's have , and it looks pretty trick to.


    Quality

    The quality on these things is amazing , you wouldn't expect to see these coming out of china!

    everything looks tough as hell , See some of the pictures.

    The frame looks solid , the swingarm looks bulletproof!
    And the Hubs and Rims look Strong as hell , and they look Awesome ! not like the usual china wheels.

    Everything to the Chain guide , chain slider , chain rollers etc are all Extremely good quality .

    Pros

    Suspension = Awesome
    Engine = Awesome
    Wheels,Frame,Swingarm all tough as nails

    The handling is Insane! you can be coming out of a corner rear wheel sliding front wheel lifting up , and still feel in total control! its amazing.

    All the little things like Frame protectors , the Rubber protectors for the Linkage / shock

    The twin oil coolers! that fit very nicely you dont even no they are there , and the Covers protecting the cooler fins.

    All the little Pitster pro Emblems , covering the Brake reservoirs/calipers on the Frame mounts etc.

    The brakes are Awesome quality with great feel to them , still using stock fluids and are going strong since day 1 with no problems!

    Still running Stock bearings (after 6 months) stock bearings through wheels/linkage everywhere and have not had 1 problem

    I could go on .

    Cons

    With every china bike , a few bolts have come loose .. not as much as your usual china bike only 3-4 or so , so not to bad.


    The Molkt carby , Im not a fan of . was very simple to tune but then the Fuel sloshing problems when Jumping etc , then a few other problems.
    And it started playing up again yesterday , Runs fine for 2 minutes then its like it runs out of fuel. its still getting fuel from the Tank and petcock so ill have to pull it apart Again!.

    "update" 1 day later , without touching the carby , its running superb?? ........

    Tyres are Pretty average performing , and the rear has worn down very fast.

    So a tyre change is something to think about. with any new bike really..


    I have now Added the Airbox to the Cons section after more use of the bike.
    After cleaning the filter a few times , i have realized just how much Water/Dust get into this airbox , and the Pathetic filter doesn't help either.. there is visible dust all through the airbox , and the Pipe leading all the way into the Carb!
    Not to mention its a pain getting to the Airbox filter to clean.

    So will be getting a Unifilter , and taking the hole Airbox off...

    Maybe Connect the Uni to the end of the pipe , and securing it under the seat.


    Upgrades

    The main things that i think need upgrading would be the Handlebars , Tyres , Chain and Grips

    The rest is perfectly fine as it is.

    I have pretty much only put bars on , and im still loving every bit of it.



    Overall its the Greatest Minibike i have ever Ridden... so far!!!!

    And i recommend it to Everyone!!

    I will add to this when i get time , this was just a quick write up but it seems to have covered everything.


    Heres a few Pictures.

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    4 MONTH UPDATE

    Update.. January 11th 2010

    Yesterday i snapped the Exhaust mount off the subframe ... Could probably blame that on me , the can was abit loose and i always use to rock it side to side to see how tight it was , and it put a little crack in the thin mount... and after a while she snapppped!. no biggie its getting welded on now.

    The bolts that are used instead of pop rivets on the muffler , come loose easy... and i have lost a few of them .. id locktight them if you get one.

    Hmm what else.

    I had a rear hub/sprocket problem ... dont think i have mentioned that yet.

    It was like the Sprocket bolt holes where to big , so they rocked back and forth on the bolts... causing it to snap the bolts off into the hub...

    a easy fix is to loosen the bolts , rock the sprocket Anti clockwise (the way the wheel spins) as far as it goes then tighten the bolts.

    .. And i put a v2 head on it , that i bought from Daimojay . with s35 cam ported matched manifold 450 springs , and it was a frigging awesome upgrade , makes the power so different! love it.

    will get some pictures up here of my new graphics/carb/v2 head (Y) . and also of it without a subframe:cool: looks cool.
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2009 #2

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    props for the review i bet theres a few people waiting for some one to do one that actual owns the bike
     
  3. Sep 29, 2009 #3

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    Yeah Sik Review Wogtaz!

    LXR looks Sweet :D Glad you picked one up hey!

    Did you get a Fork Upgrade? They look like Zocchies? Genuine?haha

    Cheers for the Write Up!

    SURELY, people will read this before asking more Questions about whether the LXR/155Z's are any good ;)
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #4

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    Thanks .

    If anyone has questions ask away , it was only a quick write up .

    Yer im not sure with the forks ay , its the only lxr i have seen with the Black coated forks... and the gold nitrate .... i didnt ask for the upgraded forks ? but i hope they are lol

    i mite ask about that.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 #5

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    Great review wogtazryder:):) I like how you compeared it to the big bike to give you a approx size of it..

    Can't wait for the updates:D
     
  6. Sep 30, 2009 #6

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    is the lx a standerd version of the lxr and the lxr is the race vesion
     
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    yeah i gotta question... do the plastics, seat and sidecovers look like they would fit onto a crf style frame? eg bolt on points etc... i know you had a KLX before the PimpsterPorn, but hey, was worth asking.
     
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    Ive got a few crf style bikes sitting in the shed , ill try have a look tomorrow for ya.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2009 #9

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    damm i can't deside witch bike to get now kawasaki kx85 or the lxr
     
  10. Sep 30, 2009 #10

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    Ha yeah they look pretty good...well better than the Standard GPX Forks?!

    Haha damb if they are you got one SWEET Deal! :D

    Id like to see some Action Pics of the LXR hey!haha
     
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    PLEASE DON'T buy an LXR!! get the kx85 it's way fasterer and betterer and won't need edumacation to from us to keep it going!!!
     
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    mate that would be huevos buenos. cheers. :D
     
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    im going to get the bike i want to get
    that thread i made a almost 2 months ago on how to make that bike faster was a mistake and it went way to far
     
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    you think....
     
  15. Sep 30, 2009 #15

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    Lol..... well motovert since your parents will be paying for this bike........ go the 85cc unless you want a Minibike.... if you want a minibike i would highly suggest the Lxr.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2009 #16

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    Looks like they have already done what i hoped they wouldnt.

    Just got a Pm from matified on planetminis after asking about my forks.

    [Matified] "You got the new 09.5 LXR ,, first one, your bike has alot of upgrades, better rear brake, better skid plate, carb,longer frame, and swingarm, and a few other small details, drop your forks in the clamps just a tad.

    Now that you have one of the new bikes, i guess pitster will need to make the announcement official, you and the bosch boys are the only ones so far"
     
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    so wogtaz are saying that we beat america to something???

    do pistper pro australia sell the latest model or something?
     
  18. Oct 1, 2009 #18

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    think he's saying he's bloody lucky.. lol..
    nitrided forks alone, are pretty rare items on a big bike, let alone a $3k chinka..
     
  19. Oct 1, 2009 #19

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    Believe it or not, we get a lot of things before America does when it comes to mini's. All the new verts are released here before America.

    Looks a great bike. Loving the rear linkage suspension. About time. Not sure about these 155Z motors still though. Apparently there have been quite a few problems still?? I know the kick starter problem hasn't been fixed properly yet.

    Still curios to see this new YX. I think that will be the pick of the bunch but time will tell.

    Make sure you give us an update in a few months to see what other problems may or may not arise.

    Top review Wogtaz. :)
     
  20. Oct 1, 2009 #20

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    I beleive so , i pm'd him back to see if he is positive its the new version .. will get that reply tomorrow i guess.

    But all the things he named seem to be right..

    The Fork upgrade they offer , are only Black .. not gold nitrated
    So the forks on mine aren't the upgrade , but a new version?

    and i guess thats why it seemed really big lol i have seen a couple at the races so i had a idea of the size , then when i got it i was abit shocked , so i think it does have the longer frame/swingarm.

    And well yer im saying im pretty bloody lucky for sure lol , for the price i got it plus since its the new version i couldnt be happier.



    And about the Z155 engines , i havnt heard 1 problem on the net yet ... except 1 which was only because it was a pre production engine running a BIG bore kit .. so i guess time will tell .



    Edit.

    And yer it seems we do get alot of stuff before the americans , the china 4 valve kit for the klx topends was out on aus ebay , before they where talking all about it on Planetminis.

    I got this lxr what like 4 weeks ago now?? and matified who is somehow involved with pitster pro? didnt no anything about the new version being released lol....
     
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