How to Build a SIMPLE CUSTOM Mini Bike Pt. 1 | Full Suspension, E-Start Mini Dirt Bike!
We begin building our first ever custom mini bike! The goal is simple but stylistic design, full suspension, and comfortable features like rubber engine mounts, a springer seat, an electric start engine and front and rear brakes while maintaining awesome trail performance. We're using a Tillotson 212cc electric start engine, a Honda Z50R fuel tank, pit bike front and rear wheels, and a custom build chassis!

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-----------------Go Power Sports Parts Used in Today’s Video----------------
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Tillotson 212 Electric Start:
Mini bike kick stand:
Mini bike suspension kit (front forks):
Mini bike handlebars (mega moto):
Foot peg covers:
Mini bike throttle kit:
Go Power Sports:

Pit bike brake cable:
10" wheels and tires:
Shock: the shock we ordered and set the bike up for was very poor quality. When we find a new one, this link will be updated in a newer episode.

We used a fuel tank from a Honda Z50R, we used 1.25" tubing 0.083 wall for the upper frame rail, and 1" tubing 0.083 wall for the rest of the chassis (the build isn't completed yet but we wished we had used a slightly thinner wall tubing).

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  • CarsandCameras

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    • Chicago Vasko
      Chicago Vasko

      The first eagle.

    • d3vilgottem

      Wanna buy this

    • Chicago Vasko
      Chicago Vasko

      Starts April fools day seems legit. :)

    • G Head
      G Head

      F*** yeah you guys kick ass man f*** yeah John and Isaac 2021

    • stoned survival 420
      stoned survival 420

      I was wondering when you guys are going to build the trophy Kart

  • Korey Williams
    Korey Williams

    I did something similar but I bought most of my parts off Amazon. And I built my own frame out of some tube I had from other projects. Its pretty dangerous but its hella fun to ride

  • Balin Weatherhead
    Balin Weatherhead

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

  • Mason Staton
    Mason Staton

    Could some one bring you a bike and you fix it up and give it backs to us

  • Scott Haggard
    Scott Haggard

    I've tried to talk to yall on the pod cast guess I have to donate money 1st???

  • Scott Haggard
    Scott Haggard

    Bicycle rear pegs

  • Scott Haggard
    Scott Haggard

    Need plans for a drift trike

  • The Smell of Napalm in the Morning
    The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

    Lol it already looks like a mini CB750 halfway into the first video

  • Robert Hawkins
    Robert Hawkins

    Hey guys I have a question. Just picked up a suzuki Rv90 with a ssr 125 pit bike motor. Missing a few parts. Would a predator 212 be a better option with torque converter?

  • Tony B
    Tony B

    I would love plans for a mini bike frame

  • SportbikerNZ

    7:25 def an "it'll be fine" moment man! :)

  • Daniel Darch
    Daniel Darch

    You should call it the mini monster Keep up the good work guys

  • Jenni Moore
    Jenni Moore 💜👌°°° 🔞🅿️🆁🅸🆅🅰️🆃🅴🅽🆄🅳🅴🔞°°.👌 ! 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした. 🤩 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。, 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙 山核桃和豆科灌木 🔥

  • Henry Hoffer
    Henry Hoffer

    Go look at the pondddddd

  • Jason Savage
    Jason Savage

    I'm not sure if you guys still have rail (or the Ducati cart). BUT you guys should (or should have) put the Ducati motor on the rail. i has big brain UwU 😎

  • Emile Vervaet
    Emile Vervaet

    Just realized that I was unsubscribed.

  • Troy Crowder
    Troy Crowder

    love this build now you are rolling you are fabricators you have been for a long while now give yourselves some credit take a pat on the back nice work guys like i said before you guys are a class act and by far one of the best 2 man teams i have ever seen keep up the great work just wish i could be right there doing it with you guys have a great day

  • Craig Nelsen
    Craig Nelsen

    Call her the CC 212E LMK, MOOSE IN MICHIGAN

  • Dytten Alexander
    Dytten Alexander

    Hey guys when are you going to bring the ducarti back ?

  • JTL

    Where is the springer fork???

  • Thetragicprelude

    They built a dirt bike.


    hay guys can you put a generator exhaust on one of the mini bikes and see how quiet it is and how it changes performance plz id like to see how far you can take it sound is a big deal for some of us

  • Dylan James
    Dylan James

    I dont see cars or cameras...ever

  • The Inventor Kingboy6
    The Inventor Kingboy6

    You guys sold the 900cc Ducati go kart

  • Jeppe Christensen
    Jeppe Christensen

    When are you guys gonna work on the trophy kart?

  • Sami Joukainen
    Sami Joukainen

    This channel much better than orange county chopper TV series.

  • Mark DaCosta
    Mark DaCosta

    Why not build the frame all at one shot

  • Arnav Kumar
    Arnav Kumar

    Damn that lush beard 😮

  • Jim R
    Jim R

    Build should be named "Scratch", as in built from scratch.

  • Kkk Kkk69
    Kkk Kkk69

    These dudes are a older version of me and my friend 😂

  • Joe Yahoo
    Joe Yahoo

    How about the "John-Ike" Bike

  • foxy plays
    foxy plays

    Hey john and isac sorry if i spelled your names wrong but i love your channel and want to know if you can do a honda gx340 gokart build please

  • Brian Mcpeek
    Brian Mcpeek

    A Harley soft tail set up would be awesomeness!!

  • kurtis tharp
    kurtis tharp

    It would take a minute to scroll through 602 comments as of this post but did anybody notice they're announcing the podcast will air on April Fool's Day?

  • LB Venter
    LB Venter


  • Daniel White
    Daniel White

    meanwhile on UK EBay: "Mini bike, doesnt run, no compression, no fuel tank, punctured wheels, very rusty. £700 no offers!'

  • Small Block Big Bang
    Small Block Big Bang

    "Simple custom minibike" names every part given to them by GPS..

  • kirk orr
    kirk orr

    I'd call it a T50 for Tillotson 50.

  • Andrew Daniels
    Andrew Daniels

    We gonna see a diesel kart revival any time soon? That thing is awesome!

  • Old School Repair Shop
    Old School Repair Shop

    You guys still have that Diesel engine? Maybe take it off the go-kart and see if it will work on a mini bike

  • lukev1290

    You guys should definitely get hold of a Honda gxv series for this beast great work love ur channel 👍👍

  • Syrus Berman
    Syrus Berman

    What torque converter would fit on a vertical 8 hp tecumseh shaft

  • therealracer135

    Model name: CnC212

  • Elixir Fn
    Elixir Fn

    What happened to the 1966 Chevy c10

  • Lawrence Coleman
    Lawrence Coleman

    You should name the mini bike CC MB

  • Jessie Farms
    Jessie Farms

    My auto body teacher is building a mini bike with a vw bug front fender “body” and it looks awesome eventhough we aren’t finished with it yet, I’d love to see y’all take this idea and try it on your own

  • Joshua Westrik
    Joshua Westrik

    It should be named the Ike Bike

  • G Head
    G Head

    ( word of the year )! BUTTERY

  • G Head
    G Head

    Hey what's up John and Isaac you guys are cool as f*** I watched you guys all the time keep up the good s*** Santa Claus

  • alex bares
    alex bares

    Mannnnnnn you have to call it the master mini bike

  • Donald Flowers
    Donald Flowers

    okay how about if you dont have a tube bender

  • THE Thunderbird Dirt Car _
    THE Thunderbird Dirt Car _

    The cars and cameras custom or the CCC

  • Gman Dubbs
    Gman Dubbs

    you should name the bike you are building: "THE ACCELERATOR" .

  • Brian James
    Brian James

    Name it Exhibit A

  • Tennessee Kart garage
    Tennessee Kart garage

    I’m picking up a nice buggy cart roller today for $65. Should be a nice cart when I’m done.

  • Isaac Ben
    Isaac Ben

    It will Hold ?

  • Just Joeys opinion
    Just Joeys opinion

    Build something with a aixro 50 wankel or rotary motor maybe even a 100

  • Lee Lane
    Lee Lane

    I would name it “C.C. Rider”. (Cars & Camera Rider)

  • SlyvaGoes

    i think you should do a really detailed tutorial how to ajust carbs airfilters and to make a motor go really smooth

  • David Beer
    David Beer

    Refreshingly good. Lots of original November ideas.

  • jake white
    jake white

    Don't need a machine shop. Just a flare tool.

  • asiancvtie959

    So lets say i have a 10 tooth front sprocket and a 32 tooth rear with no gov predator 212 and intake and jet modification with a header does anyone have an idea for top speed because the hub i mount my sprocket to is broken and im curious 😭

  • Bill From Hali
    Bill From Hali

    Okay now...Take away all the tools nobody owns and make a video of you doing this.

  • Brandon Tripp
    Brandon Tripp

    I haven't watched in awhile. Feeling excited again. Summer is coming. Projects are calling.

  • TechHead97

    Great video, can’t wait to watch the podcast!

  • Toast

    The C&C Scrambler

  • Goozer

    Touches of modern refinement i fuckin love these geeks

  • Goozer

    Fuuuuuuck yeah

  • doug rose
    doug rose

    what springer seat did you use

  • Rear Engine Shop
    Rear Engine Shop

    I want to build myself a mini bike! Getting close to 1 million guys! 🤘

  • Wesley Truax
    Wesley Truax

    Awesome project

  • This Sucks
    This Sucks

    Name it The Nightmare! Paint it red and black. Perfection! Love you guys! Rock on!

  • Dayton Trail Riders
    Dayton Trail Riders

    What video editing software do you guys use? I'm trying to build my channel and think I need new software. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Clay KN4NIL
    Clay KN4NIL

    Great project, but everytime I hear y'all use that welder, I cringe. Please invest in a decent mig, I promise it's worth it. Keep up the cool content!


    i had a honda with same tank had to acid wash the rust out of it

  • one4x4nut

    Should really grind the mill scale off before welding.

  • Bikes, Cars And More!
    Bikes, Cars And More!

    Valve cover will be fine on that down pipe if y’all plan to rubber mount the engine

  • weeryan137


  • bikes with power
    bikes with power

    you guys need to bring out the SNOWMOQUAD

  • codycoyoteee

    Dual rear shocks for the retro look!

  • Eugene Back Yard Repair
    Eugene Back Yard Repair

    Was that a cars and camera joke. John said pod cast april 1st but upcoming event post on SVname say April 2nd. Either way I'll try to catch it love the videos

  • Georgia Countryboy
    Georgia Countryboy

    -johssac 1

  • Rod Swim
    Rod Swim

    Nice start guys. I might have to build me one soon. I just ordered my own Langmuir Crossfire pro. I have a pretty full machine shop again so I'm on it.

  • Parker McBride
    Parker McBride

    Where do y’all store all your projects😂, you need to build a little pole barn

  • Hugo Efternamn
    Hugo Efternamn


  • Andrew Pearce
    Andrew Pearce

    Love your guys videos been watching since the OG monster moto engine swap. I’ll never miss an upload

  • Hussain Atif
    Hussain Atif

    Please build a simple shifter go kart love from lahore please do that

  • Ben the builder
    Ben the builder

    I think you should call it cc200 or something like that

  • Robert Friedrichsen
    Robert Friedrichsen

    Not-a-Honda aka Nonda.

  • Lloyd Mayatt
    Lloyd Mayatt


  • Alex Crouse
    Alex Crouse

    The CC50.

  • Meof Myof
    Meof Myof

    CNC50uEx for your name

  • Tyler Shea
    Tyler Shea

    THE IBF50 “It’ll be fine 50!!!!

  • Steve Reinhart
    Steve Reinhart

    Cool build, I think it needs about 30 horse.

  • StupidEarthlings

    Im sure yall thought of it, but I would take those bearings out before welding onto that "head pipe".. or put em in after woulda been easier. ;)

  • N - Scenic
    N - Scenic

    definitely got to be called the J'IKE BIKE

  • Jose Garcia
    Jose Garcia

    Your build videos inspires me to build i been thinking about making a drift trike or a go kart

  • Life in the Boondocks
    Life in the Boondocks

    I'm building a custom mini bike with a razor mx350 children's dirt bike and Briggs 5.5 hp predator style motor. Of course I'll have to stretch the frame and make it taller for the motor to fit. If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them. Love the content.

  • Brant Pacella
    Brant Pacella


  • n20cpri

    "The Johnny B' Ike"