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Old 08-08-2019, 10:31 PM
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I picked up a Baja Warrior (or a Baja Mb200, not sure) today. It has a predator on it with a torque converter. Runs and drives as is. Needs some cosmetic help (paint) but frame is in great condition and engine starts first pull. The header is atrocious. It is moveable, flex pipe. It sounds wicked but it will not be staying haha. I plan on repainting the bike, make it look good, add a stage 2 kit, and call it a day. These things are more fun to ride than I remembered. I got the bike for $200, so Iím pretty happy with that deal.

This will be the first mini bike amongst the go karts I have acquired. Iíll make a build thread when I get started on it.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:28 AM
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That flex pipe is not a bad idea--if it went to a frame mounted shorty muffler or something.

I wish there was a viable lighting coil option for the 212cc as the original engine and headlight is the proverbial bomb. Mine has a tail light hooked up too.

Look at the center fork downtube for a serial number as the model number can be deduced from it.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:43 AM
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Yep I too wish there was a good lighting solution for the predators. Itís ok though. One day perhaps. For now my focus is getting it to look nice and refresh all the cables and little things. The only issue with the frame is the foot pegs. One side has the square tubing shorter than the other. I Might see if I can find an oversized square tube to slip on to use as foot pegs.

The serial number is hard to make out. I found it earlier. Maybe you can decipher it for me. It looks like... LEEP/JPBG/5A058/88.....it could also be LEEP/JPBC/5A058/88

The flex pipe is a good idea. The execution was not lol. Pic for reference.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:13 PM
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I called Baja today. No recalls on anything for the bike. It’s a 2005 Baja 165 originally.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:23 PM
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Progress on the Baja. Frame was stripped and painted with 3 coats paint and 3 coats clear. New rims, tires, brakes and heavy dutychain tension adjusters. Fenders were redone. New triple tree and shocks. Iíll post more pictures as assembly moves on.
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I called Baja today. No recalls on anything for the bike. Itís a 2005 Baja 165 originally.
The bajas had recalls for the front tire/fork tubes having a tendency to fall OFF.....I thought they went out of business long ago....you were able to contact them ????
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Yes I was able to contact them. They went out of business but still have a team in place due to the recall. They were able to decode my VIN and had knowledge of the bikes so they weren’t just a paid answering service. If you google the recall the phone number is listed within. They do not have parts or anything for sale though.
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New triple tree and stem bearings installed tonight. Tomorrow hopefully Iíll get the shocks and wheels on!
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Shocks and front wheel installed!
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Yes I was able to contact them. They went out of business but still have a team in place due to the recall. They were able to decode my VIN and had knowledge of the bikes so they werenít just a paid answering service. If you google the recall the phone number is listed within. They do not have parts or anything for sale though.
Rumor was that GPS or BMI had bought out all there part stock but who knows....Now when you try and get certain parts...it says out of stock !

Good luck with your build....
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I wish there was a viable lighting coil option for the 212cc ..
I think there is these days.
the ducar 212 is available with e-start,
and if you buy from outside of the US you can buy the e-start Rato
Kit matching the Rato model number number on your pradator shroud (P210-II I think)
Albeit the latter is indeed terribly difficult to trace down.

So the ducar 212 is maybe the easier pick (I know at least some tillotson 212 have been modded ducars.. the new beauty-blocks unlikely are...)
unfortunatley IDK if the flywheel taper of the ducar and rato (predator) match *shrugs*

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Got around to installing a tank on the Baja. I used an aftermarket Honda Monkey tank. My goal was to mount the tank without drilling the frame or welding bolts on. The only home that was drilled was the seat tab cross bar. Came out pretty well and is very solid.
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Yes I was able to contact them. They went out of business but still have a team in place due to the recall. They were able to decode my VIN and had knowledge of the bikes so they werenít just a paid answering service. If you google the recall the phone number is listed within. They do not have parts or anything for sale though.
So.....did your vin # qualify for some new forks ????
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Mine did not. My bike has a LEEP prefix and they aren’t a part of the recall.
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Mine did not. My bike has a LEEP prefix and they arenít a part of the recall.

Only 1 out of my 3 qualified...I had a LEEP vin as well....but...I will take any freebies....lol
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I think there is these days.
the ducar 212 is available with e-start,
and if you buy from outside of the US you can buy the e-start Rato
Kit matching the Rato model number number on your pradator shroud (P210-II I think)
Albeit the latter is indeed terribly difficult to trace down.

So the ducar 212 is maybe the easier pick (I know at least some tillotson 212 have been modded ducars.. the new beauty-blocks unlikely are...)
unfortunatley IDK if the flywheel taper of the ducar and rato (predator) match *shrugs*

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The taper of the clone flywheel and a non hemi predator are super close. I lapped the baja flywheel to my non hemi and now I can have the headlight. Start lapping with some of the coarser grit and switch to fine grit when you are close.
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Some folks don’t even lap them and have no issues.
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Unlapped is Ok for governed speeds generally as long as you get the nut torque right, but at ungoverned/modded speeds, you seriously run the risk of the flywheel letting go/shearing the key and ending your fun if you don't have it torqued down right or don't have it lapped.
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Unlapped is Ok for governed speeds generally as long as you get the nut torque right, but at ungoverned/modded speeds, you seriously run the risk of the flywheel letting go/shearing the key and ending your fun if you don't have it torqued down right or don't have it lapped.
The nut is not what holds the flywheel on. The friction from the taper holds it. If you do not have good contact, you can easily shear a key. Take the nut off of your flywheel and see if it just falls off. Torquing the nut pushes the flywheel against the crank. You can run without a key and be able to fine tune your timing by rotating the flywheel to advance or retard it.
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That's what I meant.
Jsut couldn't quite phrase it right.
For example: I can't get my HiPo flywheel off no matter what I do.
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