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Teerone 08-20-2019 08:55 PM

Baja Doodlebug rebuild
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Just wanted to share some photos of a fun little project. I bought this bike for $200. The bike was originally red and had a terrible "rattle can" paint job. There were several other issues that needed to be addressed. I used nailpolish remover & a small wire brush to remove the black spray paint from the sprocket, brake rotor, and most of the hardware. I chose a dark gray gloss for the new paint. Stripped it down, replaced a ton of parts, and what you see is the final result.

2SlickNick 08-20-2019 09:32 PM

Looks like a nice clean build!

Mrmonk7663 08-21-2019 12:25 AM

I like it. Was the engine mount modified to fit the predator or did it bolt right in?

Hellion 08-21-2019 12:50 AM

I give it two thumbs up. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
The gloss grey is a great choice and sets it apart from the rest.

Is that an Ebay exhaust pipe from JTWFabrication?


Originally Posted by Mrmonk7663 (Post 531204)
I like it. Was the engine mount modified to fit the predator or did it bolt right in?

Good eye. Looks like he has something a little extra on the frame...

Functional Artist 08-21-2019 06:25 AM

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Nice Job! :thumbsup: the graphics too :cheers2:

Your bike looks like the "gas" version of my Serengetti Badger 450 (El Mini)

Gonna add a chain guard (to help protect your leg)
...or rear fender? (to help protect your engine)

Teerone 08-21-2019 09:41 AM

I bought it with the Predator 212. It was mounted on the original bolt holes, which made it sit way too far to the right. I added a mounting plate and it makes all the difference.
The engine mount bolted in with (2) of the four bolts. I did not find it necessary to drill the other two holes. This bike is pretty much rode on smooth, flat surfaces.

pearl111 08-23-2019 03:49 AM

Looks good I like those doddle bugs. I rebuilt one of theme earlier this year.

I would keep an eye on that motor if you are only using two bolts to mount it to the motor plate.

Functional Artist 08-23-2019 05:35 AM

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Hey I found an ad in an old catalog (Northern Tools 2010)
...that shows a Baja Motorsports Doodle Bug like yours :thumbsup:

Teerone 08-23-2019 08:18 AM

The motor plate has 2 bolts holding it to the frame. There are 4 bolts holding the motor to the plate itself.

pearl111 08-23-2019 11:09 AM

Thanks now I understand.

Mnshaw 09-07-2019 07:47 PM

How fast does she go?? I just got one with a 2.5hp lifan on it and I want to put in the predator 212. Ive never done this before anybody have any tips or pointers? what am I gonna need to do this swap??

Teerone 09-09-2019 10:48 AM

I have not yet attempted to see how fast it will go. I have been a go kart guy all of my life so 2 wheels is a bit new to me. Lol

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