Custom Mini Bike FIRST RIDE, It's TORQUEY! Full Suspension Mini Dirt Bike Build

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    We finish our custom built simple full suspension mini bike build and take it for its first test drive! The Tillotson 212 electric start engine paired with the 30 series torque converter and 265 hot cam makes this thing a torque monster! The cleated but aggressive rear tire trenches and GOES! Next up we have to swap the shock out for a better quality stiffer unit, mount a battery box, and paint it!
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    Published on 17 days ago


    1. steve campbell

      Wheelie bar????? :/

    2. bUd D Dove

      Skinny tires don't help either.

    3. Ronnie Williz

      Use more dense rubber an it'll work better an it's not stock of it's got a cam lol

    4. Balin Weatherhead

      This is probably a weird question but did bikes of this age and size come with titles?

    5. RC

      Ever consider getting a radar gun ? You guys are always measuring these machines by lap times. A radar gun would measure in miles per hour, and cheap ones are available on ebay.

    6. Toast

      all you need is a little round speedo on the handle bars and this cake will be TOPPED

    7. M Leger

      should try poly mounts, best of both worlds.

    8. Sparky McSparksworth

      how about an update on Ike's white trail70

    9. thegamingdinosaur

      I’m 5’6 what type of mini bike do I get

    10. Chris Thompson

      Have yall ever considered trying to collab with the grind hard plumbing co guys that would be one hell of a collab

    11. Jim Grauman

      Has anyone else noticed the forks are raked a bit. Mini dirt chopper?

    12. sus boy

      You should build a honda gx340 gocart

    13. Farmer Fpv

      One thing y'all need to do is lean forward more and your inside foot should be out much farther out in front not touching the ground until after the apex of the turn. you're riding more like an on-road bike than a dirtbike. Also, put on really grippy pegs so you can push hard with the outside foot without slipping off, all your weight should be on it. Just some friendly advice from an avid class A motocross & hare scramble racer. The mini bike is a trip. My kid wants to build a pit bike from scratch, I just hope he finishes what he starts on, lol.

    14. Ray Madore

      To reduce vibration. Buy a set a flexxbars. I had them on my trx 450r that was cammed to run 10000rpm all day so yes it vivrated luke xrazy till bought flexxbars run the soft bushibgs and voom barely feel it

    15. Lance Washington

      It's got to much travel....all I could think is how stiff do you need it hahaha it's not a dirt bike

    16. Nick Kaarslev

      Could you not blame the mounts as the first thing, and maybe that the chain most likely had a factory fault?...

    17. Steve Bonnesen

      Don't y'all have a go-kart that the engine and drive wheels pivot together putting the axis point in front of the engine not behind like a motorcycle...experiment 2.0...n how about build a step thru scooter like the Cushman use your vtwin off the dragster with a torque convertor the prototype could lead to mfg. adult size it like the Cushmans were...js

    18. shanco73

      Looks great, rear brake will be great, new shock is a must! Great video guys.

    19. David Morris

      Use rubber bushings with metal inserts it will eat up the vibrations and still be stiff

    20. Trail Blazer

      Y'all should do a 212 powered three wheeler build

    21. Sparky McSparksworth

      It always bugs me when you use the open end of a ratchet wrench.

    22. High Expectations

      I would like to see yall get a manco fat cat mini bike and beef it up!

    23. Pickle Smith

      @carsandcameras Add some hose clamps to the rubber mounts to stiffen them

    24. PKMartin

      Neat beard [ ] Wild man of the woods [ ] Duck Dynasty [x]

    25. Theoret Trent

      Hey would a torque converter work with a powerful electric motor on a go kart?

    26. Schmity FPV

      GPS center exit mini bike exhaust would work great on stuff like this.

    27. Zack and Tyler Attard

      that thing looks sick!!

    28. amber hunter

      Btw pit bikes dig when u go through berms Stiffen the suspension or go bigger tire like a crf70 rims. There 12 instead of 10 in. Ps. If u can get a kx65 with a bad motor u can use it for suspension parts but a 65 uses a 3 bolt bottom shock to get big bike travel But the front forks would be nice with heavier weight oil

    29. amber hunter

      Just saying it can still happen even if you do but put on the master link on with open side facing the the opposite of the chains direction

    30. amber hunter

      Comment is on 420

    31. ScrappyDog Finance

      The chain drive shaft / swingarm pivot combination is a pretty cool design... Where did you get the frame?

    32. Daxton Anderson

      Could go for 2x air shocks meant for downhill MTB, they're adjustable by pumping more air into them, would be perfect for dialing in the floaty/stiff ratio!

    33. john beach

      That looks pretty cool guys. I hope you don't give up on the rubber engine mounts. Look at the way rubber mounts are designed on motorcycles and start there. Y'all make a good team.

    34. john beach


    35. James _madness

      I have a extended pocket bike frame hall can have and make something cool with it

    36. Mike Ruscher

      Would love to see the monster truck rebuilt with all the stuff you've learned from all the current projects

    37. nicodabastard

      Have you guys seen the 50cc KTM clones? 11hp water cooled tiny engine that is cheap would prob be better for that bike.

    38. chops /

      make a goped

    39. chops /

      make a goped "please"

    40. chops /

      make a goped

    41. chops /

      make a goped

    42. bbaaspencer1

      Duck Dynasty?

    43. Robert Fleming

      I think your rubber engine mounts could work. Squish/push down on the front mounts, and pull up on the back mounts. When the motor torques to the front it pushes down on the front and pulls on the back mounts.

    44. Bruce Juice

      gears + breaks = wheelies

    45. Michael j Baker

      Suggestion, try polyurethane bushings.

    46. Rammatic

      You can rubber mount the handlebars and foot pegs so at least you won’t feel the vibration as much

    47. Goozer

      Stiffer shock, rear break, friggen good to fuckin go boys!!

    48. Ratta 27

      Guys should of left the swing arm long as it was. It didn't look funny at all.

    49. Blake Tweedie

      Could you even call it a mini-bike at this point

    50. Andy Sjostrom

      Umm Jon you do know about the you tube rule that says if you break it your partner is the next one to test ride it.. Right?

    51. Anthony Proietti-Nelson

      Use baler belt for the engine mounts.

    52. Connor Anhalt

      How much would you sell this for

    53. Harry Moto

      You guys need to mount the leaderboard higher up the wall

    54. Bill Reed

      I have used hockey pucks.they take a bit of the vibration out

    55. Josiah Nowak

      this sound like ike

    56. SGT Nick H

      So, solid mounts don't have Good Vibrations??? 😏

    57. MrDanielabowes

      If you mount the driven pulley on the jacks haft instead of a TC plate the movement would be in the belt instead of the chain. Works on my mortar mixers with rubber mounts and v belts

    58. RoadBoogala Builds

      I tried rubber mounts on one of my karts and it also kept throwing the chain

    59. StupidEarthlings

      No such thing as "too much travel". You just need the correct shock/springs for the setup.


      You can never have too much suspension travel

    61. Hebu The Lone Wolf

      i would invest on a MX helm and goggles. ye that helm is still protection but if ya faceplant it aint gonna be fun. i got a painful reminder with mountain bike when going for a jump, i broke my legos and my nose. "i dint plan for going for a jump. faceplanted and bike fell on my face when i looked back"

    62. III% Patriot Prepper

      I have a old pit bike frame you guys can have

      1. III% Patriot Prepper

        It has the foot pegs rear shock front shock handle bars and the chain

    63. tinger5150

      Great job guy's. No need for brakes... Just send it!

    64. Eugene Back Yard Repair

      Worried about mounting rear brakes but can't seem to mount lead board on the wall. Priorities mixed up. Lol

    65. The SJV Workshop

      4:22 yeah sure it does 😂

    66. handyhippie65

      your triple tree put a dent in your gas tank when it turned too sharp. you need to weld up some steering stops to prevent that in the future. other than that, i'd say you boys did an excellent job for your first custom frame.

    67. Cactusruss1

      Charles is a good guy. Can't get mad at him for doing a "For Testing Purposes Only" move like checking things out.

    68. Avery Anderson

      The handle bars don’t fit the style of this build

    69. Gereatric Folk

      Just a thought here but how about a CV jack shaft so the engine side could move with the engine and the drive side could be rigid with the rear sprocket. I know that space is limited on the machine.

    70. mee1492

      You guys should get an old 490 running and see how she does around the track. Love the videos guys. Looks like a fun little bike.

    71. Jonathan w

      I swear Jon could F up a wet dream 😂😂

    72. Shako Butikashvili

      Build a limo cart

    73. jared longard

      The smile on top speed run says it all

    74. Renard Shotter

      What’s with the skinny tires 🧐

    75. Kris Reed

      need to install bigger tires and wheels!

    76. Dennis Petersen

      One heck of a PIT BIKE. Forget the engine vibration idolators they don't work and a extended wheelbase might be the way to go. The bike looks like it's a lot of fun to ride but maybe a the Trailmaster is the winner. You guys put a lot of work into this project and did a real bang-up job engineering it! A cheapo Chinese bike would be a cheaper solution to the project since the rascals have their entire engineering staff working on the designs and testing followed by big $$$. That tells us that American ingenuity is still alive and thanks for the inspiration on this! :)

    77. Eric Carr

      Another awesome build! You guys rock!

    78. Drew’s creations

      Dang it Charles, this is why we can’t have nice things 🤦‍♂️

    79. Zack Huff

      They're not really family til they break your stuff

    80. Hellmuth’s Hot Rods and Fabricating

      This channel is always evolving. Started as a car review channel, evolved into "Why you should buy a go kart", and now, here we are, an Ike's Beard appreciation channel. Seriously, this build is great. The work and cost to final project ratio is fantastic.


      Color? If you do orange? Go with harley orange and black. I also have noticed the pile of Pole Barn supplies, NEW SHOP? cool news


      Spring is in the air and when this thing gets tuned in so to will be our boys on it over the jump. I can feel it. I bet It just needs a stronger spring. 1 Shock should be enough.

    83. Goozer

      Fucking great stuff boys 👍

    84. larry_to_goated

      I bet you would make money if you made more and sold them

    85. Killer Bear

      Patten it! I want one.

    86. sSHaDoW cRUiZer2o3

      woW !!!! that bike is so cooL its a classic

    87. Jeff Sergent

      I started putting in a rubber washer or two between the engine and the mounting plate. You end up clamping pretty hard down on them so they don't move much and I've had no issues with thrown chains, but it does seem to calm the vibrations down a little. Plus they're ridiculously cheap and available at most hardware stores.

    88. scott evangelista

      Could it be the person responsible for tightening the handle bars was ultimately responsible for the tank damage?

    89. Watch Absolute Truth on Rumble

      Try a floating chain tensioner with the rubber mounts.

    90. Kieran Tyler Sandven

      Don’t be going and blaming Charles. Who didn’t tighten the handle bars

    91. horst

      you guys have a drone? would be awesome . a drone shot of the Grand Prix course

    92. Kseetitan

      Imagine saying rubber engine mounts 100 times in one video lol

    93. MikMech

      "Orange Peel" So 'Peely' for short?

    94. Avrom Crovax

      Neg on the mounts

    95. Avrom Crovax

      Bigger rear spraket n that thing would be uncontrollable

    96. Avrom Crovax

      Holy crap I know that clutch that gonna be scary

    97. jj the mullet man

      You guys should get the little diesel engine out again!

    98. Travis Shipley

      Do a time lapse on the new shop in the background

    99. osmosiss 1

      Wouldn’t it be awesome if they built a gear box for that engine with maybe a 4 speed???! Glad to see you guys also have the Pathfinders as we do in Australia 🇦🇺

    100. jimmy hughes

      i reckon it could do with a wheel and tire upgrade to a 17" front and 14" rear. the difference in ride-ability will be day and night