Building a Budget Doodlebug Mini Bike | Max Fun for Under $200!

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We bought a Doodlebug mini bike rolling chassis! In today's episode, we get our DB30 running by assembling a 196cc engine our of two parts engines. The Doodlebug is one of the most popular late model mini bikes, among the Monster Moto, Mega Moto, Coleman CT200, Lil Rascal, and others. I really like the DB30 because of it's size and handling- it's stiff, but it handles really well. Unfortunately our hot laps were ruined by sub-par tires and a VERY muddy track, but we had fun building and riding this cheap mini bike nonetheless!
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William Stamper
William Stamper 17 цагийн өмнө
Im so late to this video. I love doodlebugs. I got an orange one i built as a sleeper (other than the wheelie bars). The predator 212 has some serious mods and the header is wrapped and its got a mikuni so its not a total sleeper, but looks like something a young man would currently build. The hybrid cvt clutch system is scienced out, gearing is close...the bike runs 9.40s at 67 in the 1/8 and fun as hell. Second doodlebug has been tore down and gonna be similar build in power from camshaft to cyl head porting, but runs a hilliard inferno flame centrifugal and want to compare the two similar bikes with totally different clutching mechanisms. I street drive both bikes when cops are not around but primary purpose is drag race on track and no prep street. Ill update numbers and times as purple bike progresses. This stuff is so much fun and a fraction of cost as to running a car at the track. Im 52 years old and been drag racing all my life so this is not new to me. Reason i said that is to get you younger people out there and experience the same. A torq-a-verter setup definately requires a wheelie bar unless you want to go slow and/or cause physical harm
Greg Steele
Greg Steele 3 өдрийн өмнө
21:05 not assless, plz & thx LmAo. OK but how the heck are you getting times in the top 5 with no suspension? Breddy gud. Cant wait to throw my db30/Predator together. Just sux cuz I had to pay $250 for it with a crappy 97cc. But I had/have a fresh 212 ready 4 install
Greg Steele
Greg Steele 3 өдрийн өмнө
Dude! I had a green 4 door 74 Nova 262 v8 with air shocks (built, pretty quick) and then a 75 light blue 4 dr Nova straight 6. (Dog)
Melvin is a Melvin
Melvin is a Melvin 3 өдрийн өмнө
The engine is called ding dong or ping pong as i call it :)
frddyfingers 6 өдрийн өмнө
U need a disc for behaind that tractor, till and till and till until your tired of it then let it set a week then till and till again then u can box blade
frddyfingers 6 өдрийн өмнө
What ur doing is breaking up the vegetation and letting it rot/breakdown then mixing up all that material, the box is only for smoothing and moving loose material.
Simply Wonderful
Simply Wonderful 9 өдрийн өмнө
Made by Fox in Janesville, WI. I had a Fox Trail Tramp as a teen - beautiful bike, 4hp Tecumseh, full suspension, road--legal lights, disc brakes front and rear, two-speed clutch system, etc.
Dan Mckenny
Dan Mckenny Сарын өмнө
its not a sleeve it is Nicosil chromium layer
Jim Grauman
Jim Grauman Сарын өмнө
Torqued with the Ikeometer
Steven Kinnison
Steven Kinnison Сарын өмнө
Are you guys ever gonna build a Coleman BT200X?
FriedBreadTV Сарын өмнө
I have a baja doodle bug
Dollene McDougald
Dollene McDougald Сарын өмнө
get a disc plow and then pack it in w what evers hevy and dose not have a deap tread patern
Dollene McDougald
Dollene McDougald Сарын өмнө
get a disc plow and then pack it in w what evers hevy and dose not have a deap tread patern
Trebuer22 Сарын өмнө
Can anyone point me to a video more in depth of the 10 inch split rims? Also can anyone tell me the video where John and ike use them? Please and thank you 😊
uppair kk
uppair kk Сарын өмнө
I am really enjoying your guys's videos do you have any recommendations on a fat tire mini bike a six-year-old could fit on I am dying to buy to and go on little trails with my son
Shane Abernathy
Shane Abernathy 2 сарын өмнө
dude you got some gearhead that watches this that knows how to operate a tractor
Coleman Blazer
Coleman Blazer 2 сарын өмнө
I have a question do you guys put a bolt in to keep the clutch from sliding around or putting it on backwards stops it from moving ?
Coleman Blazer
Coleman Blazer 2 сарын өмнө
I really need an answer
Quetzalcoatl Toltec Sun God
Quetzalcoatl Toltec Sun God 2 сарын өмнө
I don't believe in a torque wrench I go by feel.
Drew Clark
Drew Clark 2 сарын өмнө
BUY a SKID STEER and smooth that track out. Build a solid track and it is also really fun to drive a skid steer
fatbuddycat 2 сарын өмнө
I put a nice green dirt bug racer db30s on Craigslist for $300 with a new chain, good clutch, 196 w/ oil sensor delete, 18# Springs, new coil, new seals, new plug, new air filter, new 212 carb, new muffler, spare ($bearing style$) tensioner, spare brake pads, new throttle cable and the swap already done, perfect fork, newer seat,, straight frame and fendees. Absolutely complete and rides perfectly..... I got offered $250..... 😕.
Bmx _ Gapper
Bmx _ Gapper 2 сарын өмнө
I fit a 301cc predator in one😉
Jeremy MacKevin Caylor
Jeremy MacKevin Caylor 2 сарын өмнө
Guys it's kind of long but please read it because I just solved all of your rough track problems. take it from a man that started plowing fields and mowing hay when I was nine and my grandpa was out getting drunk and everybody thought he was doing the work. I live on a thousand acre farm in the Beautiful Green Ridges of East Tennessee. I'm three quarters Cherokee, and one quarter Irish. this is a century farm.this land was given to my great-grandparents 136 years ago because both of them were full-blooded Cherokee. I have lived here my entire life my nearest neighbor is 6 miles and that's my great uncle. Really the only time I was gone was for the 8 years that I spent as a United States Marine corps scout sniper before I lost my leg and my eye half my face is titanium got fake knee and a fake hip and part of my spine. Anyway I've been on the farm my entire life and all you need to fix your land is laying around there. Your lawn mower has hydraulics right? Then why not build a Yard box like for a tractor or a reverse snowblade as I call them that goes on the back and you can drag all of that is smooth as silk it's like a bulldozer with the blade in the back. You could build a 9 tooth which is probably what I would use all you need is a few truck leaf springs and I'm sure you've got plenty of those Ike and a square metal frame you cut the leaf springs in half well them to the metal frame put blocks concrete blocks on top for weight and drrag that son of a bitch around. You can look up pictures or go to the co-op near you and look at the farm implements and go home and build your own the right size for your lawn mower.. does it have a three-point hitch on it on the back with hydraulics? If it does even better that way you don't have to use weight you can use the weight of the actual mower to push it into the ground. Then find you an old king size mattress with springs in it burn that but not super hot don't let it get hot enough to bend the springs anyway throw a bunch of rocks or steel or concrete blocks on top of those springs chain it to the back of hell the cross cart or whatever and drag it over the recently cut down in shaped land it will pick up the rocks and it will powder the clumps of dirt you won't have to touch anything except for pull the mattress to wherever you want to dump the rocks off and just dump them off of it to the side that way you kill two birds with one stone you pick up the big rocks and you make your track smooth honestly you could probably do this instead of worrying about using a blade or a 9 tooth you could probably just take and make a square metal frame lay it flat on the ground and drag it around and it will not a lot of that big shit down and make it smoother and then do the mattress trick and it'll pick up the rocks and make it smooth as a baby's butt.
Anthony Quinones
Anthony Quinones 2 сарын өмнө
It's time to find empty concrete or asphalt spots- air strip parking lot abandoned Malls
Thor Productions NJ
Thor Productions NJ 2 сарын өмнө
That’s not a db30 that’s a dirt bug! I have one
Greg Beutel
Greg Beutel 2 сарын өмнө
How'd you end up doing the slots??
Greg Beutel
Greg Beutel 2 сарын өмнө
Clearly audible "click"....
John Paquin
John Paquin 2 сарын өмнө
O my hemroids are itching me
John Paquin
John Paquin 2 сарын өмнө
O you brain has tits
John Paquin
John Paquin 2 сарын өмнө
O ps I.made it out brass
John Paquin
John Paquin 2 сарын өмнө
I used to do a trick back in the day by making my own head gaskit it was only about 1th of an inch and that got my compresio whay up and it would like mad that was on old 5 horse Briggs engine
John Paquin
John Paquin 2 сарын өмнө
I used to a mini bike alot like this one way back in the 70s when I was just a kid mine was called a little Indian and yes it was made by Indian motor cycle company they made a line of mini bikes and 50 to 250 c.f. dirt bike's it was there last ditch atemp to stay in business back then it didn't work they still tried of course I should have it would be part of history by now but I didn't I well I was a kid I wasn't thinking like that back then. But I did keep it running for about 10 years back then I whent in the army when I was 19 years old and I left it one of my brothers and I don't know what he did with it from there but it was good. Times as I remender it hours and hours and hours of fun on it I hopped mine up to where it go 65 miles an hour till this day I still miss it
wolf felix
wolf felix 2 сарын өмнө
Ike looks bad ass with a beard😎😎😎
Ole Tom
Ole Tom 3 сарын өмнө
Learn to work that 3 point hitch lever cut the high spots in reverse use a low gear take the work slow whatever you mess up can be fixed as long as you have fuel in it it's dirt not concrete
wayne Rakijasic
wayne Rakijasic 3 сарын өмнө
Try a dremal tool with a cut off tool worked really well for me
RECKLESS 300 3 сарын өмнө
We bought our daughter a ct100 from walmart for Christmas last year and i was shocked when i got on it and full throttle down the driveway them lil things are a blast lol
Scotty Douglass
Scotty Douglass 3 сарын өмнө
Now you have to do vw fender thing
RICKY ROBERTSON 3 сарын өмнө
I turned wrenches for 16 years, the click brain for anything med.-small bolts works. 3 come backs in that time.
Willy Ck
Willy Ck 3 сарын өмнө
Mid mount Grater blade without float is good for leveling out the ground
Disaster RC
Disaster RC 3 сарын өмнө
it is called testicle torque we all do it from time to time ;)
cucamonga41 3 сарын өмнө
My 1960s Rupp Chopper (I got it in 1972) was almost identical to that bike and an old Briggs 3 horse was enough for that frame given the small tires and no suspension. It was great for riding around on main roads at 3am, hiding from the cops, but I had to keep the speed down in trails. I still prefer "scrub" brakes, they get jenky when wet, but never fail or overheat.
Kristopher Jay
Kristopher Jay 3 сарын өмнө
I'm just gonna say it. Ike makes this channel. I'm sorry but over the years I've seen john not comprend the same things he's seen before. Ike is the true guy
Dakota Brown
Dakota Brown 3 сарын өмнө
Are you guys still doing mini mayhem? I know you probably wanted to cancel this year for covid-19 but will you do it in 2021?
RioZLander 3 сарын өмнө
ever think about messing around with a suspension seat for these stiff frame builds
forkjob 3 сарын өмнө
I'd say look into an air powered body saw for doing the slotted holes.
justin woods
justin woods 3 сарын өмнө
I’m surprised I’ve done a Baja mini bike before you guys that’s very weird
Jacob Singleton
Jacob Singleton 3 сарын өмнө
Just built my mini bike has stage 1 predator 212 governer deleted has a 10t clutch sprocket and a 42 t rear sprocket tops out at 56 mph on GPS
KAY D 3 сарын өмнө
I like how he just keeps adding more gear after gradually continuing to realize how unsafe it is. Lol.
Saul Rodriguez
Saul Rodriguez 3 сарын өмнө
Rev that old engine til it blows up as a quick filler episode 👍🏽
Mini Bike Morgan
Mini Bike Morgan 3 сарын өмнө
Stock trailmaster mb200 engine 6.5hp? Wrong its 6.0
Jakob Martino
Jakob Martino 3 сарын өмнө
keepin' it off the road
keepin' it off the road 3 сарын өмнө
I have the same bike! Mine has the original baja bug motor though
jeremi bisher
jeremi bisher 3 сарын өмнө
Bobcat with a harley rake or rototill and cullipack
jeremi bisher
jeremi bisher 3 сарын өмнө
Three and five for all engines big block small block predator honda loncin greyhound blah blah blah unless maybe ur building a stroker and dont have the clearence
jeremi bisher
jeremi bisher 3 сарын өмнө
"It fits" ahahahaha a big block fits in that frame guys. I own one with a real honda gx390 and 30 series.
Eli Renigar
Eli Renigar 3 сарын өмнө
Best Option for simply SMOOTHING loose ground is a scrape blade. But to bust it up and make it movable you’d want a cultivator or a tillage tool. Box scrapes are only good for 1 thing, dragging big loads of dirt over holes/ruts to fill them in. Or just moving piles of dirt in general.
J dawg G
J dawg G 3 сарын өмнө
John is a liar.. and poor loser ...114?
Paul Teirney
Paul Teirney 3 сарын өмнө
Look getting a jigsaw to cut the slots in the plate and other steel materail.
MacLean Flood
MacLean Flood 3 сарын өмнө
You need a land leverer for your tractor.
DSMattitude 3 сарын өмнө
Motorcycle front tires are ALWAYS "backwards". It was right but you guys ippef it wrong way haha.
Kyle Martin
Kyle Martin 3 сарын өмнө
Who has been here since the og predator on the monster moto mini bike? 👍🏽😂
Piper Sparkles
Piper Sparkles 3 сарын өмнө
Block me
tacticool commando
tacticool commando 3 сарын өмнө
I seen a Gilson in the back.... did I miss a video?
Tyler nelson
Tyler nelson 3 сарын өмнө
Cut the thing holding the wheels and put on shocks
Nick Rudd
Nick Rudd 3 сарын өмнө
You got a bender, make your replica Doodlebug
Chris Breshears
Chris Breshears 3 сарын өмнө
If you're wanting to try to flatten out your property if you can find a big roller that you can hook on the back of your tractor that might be a way you can try to flatten it out I had a cousin it took AG class in high school it actually made hey big roller you hook to the back of the tractor
Tony Mac
Tony Mac 3 сарын өмнө
Ike @ 1.14.46 vs John @ 1.16.99 not within a second, not even within two seconds!
Tony Mac
Tony Mac 3 сарын өмнө
John saw how stiff that ride was and was like “Hey Ike, why not take a lap?” Lmao
BIG D'S GARAGE 3 сарын өмнө
Ike has enough experience with a wrench to torque that head with his bear hands, experience pays
Moondyne .Joe
Moondyne .Joe 3 сарын өмнө
Hi guys, looking at you changing the oil in the old engine, occurs to me that you probably have a fair bit of used oil around, With winter coming and the oil check out GerrysDiy on how he has made simple oil burner heating for his un Insulated tin shed that is so hot middle of winter he works in shirt sleeves. Watch "Fantastic Output - TIN CAN - Waste oil Burner" on MNpost Great video guys Tony from Western Australia
logan seng
logan seng 3 сарын өмнө
They should change their name from CarsandCameras to KartsandCameras
Russell Notestine
Russell Notestine 3 сарын өмнө
What i like most about your videos is that what you do is affordable to most people. AND it brings young people into mechanics. AND you prove that it doesn't take $50,000 to have fun. Good work guys. Much success
Wes Rowlee
Wes Rowlee 3 сарын өмнө
If you find an old mattress spring and load it up with a bunch of weight and drag it it's great for making go-kart tracks
Donald Fuller
Donald Fuller 3 сарын өмнө
Damn was hoping for the assless chaps
Nolan's Projects
Nolan's Projects 3 сарын өмнө
Definitely get a roto-tiller. Huge time saver!! And do it when the ground is moist, not too wet though. For me, late spring/early summer was the ideal time to grind up the dirt to smooth out my land
Colten looney
Colten looney 3 сарын өмнө
Great video! You guys are awesome! Make such a great team.
GRIZ’S GARAGE! 3 сарын өмнө
You need a disc to loosen up the ground before you use the box blade, you should be able to find one an old one for cheap. A drag disc would be best, a mounted disc doesn't work as well and is a lot more money.
Stefen McElravy
Stefen McElravy 3 сарын өмнө
Power rake, Harley rake whatever you want to call it. Tiller possibly if power rake not an option. And then roll it. All of the attachments can be rented under $100 a day (8 hours) get it Friday evening and they usually don’t have you return it till Monday 😉
kevin horning
kevin horning 3 сарын өмнө
i built a doodlebug and put a lifan 140 on it. fun.
Alan 061
Alan 061 3 сарын өмнө
Hey what's with the white Nissan Pathfinder in the woods?
MiniBikeAction 3 сарын өмнө
Maybe flipping the rear tire around would help stop the sliding.
MiniBikeAction 3 сарын өмнө
Cool jump
be mc
be mc 3 сарын өмнө
i had the problem with my trails what i did and it worker pull a aerator over the trails first and then pull a dethatcher over it to even it out. i would use something like one of your 3 wheelers to pull the dethatcher and the aerator over the trails I used two of my 4 wheelers and it worked great. please let me know if it works for you:)
_Squba_walrus_ 3 сарын өмнө
An experienced operator could grade and level any ground rather or be a tractor n bucket or a skid loader, or small Dozer, it’s possible just gotta know how to do it!!!
Kevin Gardner
Kevin Gardner 3 сарын өмнө
Does your box blade have the teeth on it to break up the dirt?
lb1 3 сарын өмнө
You guys need to leaf blow the track it would add so much traction you wouldn't believe it and keep the grass below 3 inches long
Seth Pomeroy
Seth Pomeroy 3 сарын өмнө
Put a gx390 in it trust me it’ll be fun
Daniel White
Daniel White 3 сарын өмнө
meanwhile in the UK: "Minibike for sale, doesnt run, no fuel tank, no plastics, probably needs carb replacing. £500 ($664), no offers or time wasters". This isnt even an exaggeration....
TennesseeCheeZe 3 сарын өмнө
John low key on drugs or ready to move on to something different.. Everything he says sounds fake as fuck now. 😉
severon burgoon
severon burgoon 3 сарын өмнө
I own a Excavations company and dirt work is what I do for a living and have built a few tracks in my time feel free to message me on Facebook at either severon burgoon or American Innovative Excavations LLC and I will give ya some pointers on how to level out that track
bob rider
bob rider 3 сарын өмнө
The leafs make it slippery
Steve Rosenberger
Steve Rosenberger 3 сарын өмнө
Can't you put another sleeve in it?
StEeF402 3 сарын өмнө
I have about the same setup. What tires would you recommend for it and can you get a different sizes rear chain sprocket for a faster top end speed?
Miles Away
Miles Away 3 сарын өмнө
Smart pinky and the brain
Stanley Yelnats
Stanley Yelnats 3 сарын өмнө
yes, till it all. then use a roller to pack it
Jordan Scott
Jordan Scott 3 сарын өмнө
Get a 3 point cultivator do the course than box blade it nice and flat
Shawn C.
Shawn C. 3 сарын өмнө
Borax for the termites guys, cheap and effective.
yeehaw502 3 сарын өмнө
stan535 3 сарын өмнө
best thing is to start with roughest places bring in some dirt and spread it around as needed . my property same some will wear in as u ride but thats about it other than bring in a dozer.
Ryan Amerson
Ryan Amerson 3 сарын өмнө
The Colman mini bike with the 196 cc do you know what replacement carburetor would be best
stan535 3 сарын өмнө
de burring tool on die grinder would eat that out.
FJ80Coop 3 сарын өмнө
Diesel fuel and gasoline mixed together and sprayed lightly will get rid of termites as well as wild plants.weeds.friends.houses etc... You'll have to vacate for a few days and avoid any open flames inside for a few days but it will get rid of them... Once the gasoline evaporates and the fumes clear the diesel will still be in the wood and termites no likie diesel doaked wood at all...
Dirtfoot Racing
Dirtfoot Racing 3 сарын өмнө
Get some SUNF tires on that Doodle Bug....having fun and keeping it simple
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