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Old 08-20-2019, 03:40 AM
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Default Baja Warrior MB 165 “LEEP” build

I picked up an old Baja recently. It had a 212 on it with a torque converter. The frame looked good but it needed some tlc overall. I have a problem just making things work...I tend to try to make them better, which always results in more money than the project is worth haha.

Anyway, I have began the build. I am not sure how fast I will progress, but all updates will be here. The frame is the updated one with the reinforcements in the front (if you watch RBG his did not and it was a weak point)

So far I have stripped the bike down to the bare frame. I will sand the frame as soon as time permits and repaint it matte black.

New wheels were ordered and they have been painted matte black also. New drum brake is also here.

The engine will be a small block. I called GPS to see about the Tillotson 212r and they told me basically the engine didn’t perform to the level it was advertised, and they are working with Tillotson to get a revised engine. All other distributors for the 212r are out of stock. If they ever figure it out, this might be the power plant. A predator is always an option but I’d like to do this build a little different.

New seat, chain guard, torque converter cover, chain and other miscellaneous parts have arrived. I’m still waiting on some NOS parts.

My brother has a claim in CO and the plan is to take the Baja and another (not yet acquired) mini bike up to the mountains and have some fun in the spring.

A few pictures to get the build started. Thanks for reading.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:54 PM
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Baja has been sanded cleaned, degreased and wiped down with 91 percent isopropyl. Ready for paint. The silver square tubing is the foot pegs I came up with. The original round tubes were gone and replaced by square steel tubing. I found some aluminum 1/8 wall tubing that I massaged over the steel tube to give me the length I wanted and a wider surface area for boots. I’ll get some end caps for the tubing when the painting is done. I understand the argument about the benefits of folding pegs due to trail debris, but the bike will be primarily for asphalt and light trails. I’ve caught more debris on my handlebars than I ever did on a foot peg.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:45 AM
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Got some very rare parts today for the mb165. Brand new OEM shocks and triple tree with bearings. The bike has been painted and is currently curing. Tires are in transit. I hope to start reassembly Sunday.
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