Kuwahara

Kuwahara - BACK IN THE DAY BMX
Kuwahara - BACK IN THE DAY BMX
As Seen on Trade me - Went for $1725


Dave Kidd 1983 kuwahara laserlite
(same laserlite as below)
1983 kuwahara laserlite




Soundzgood - 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1
Kuwahara KZ-1  pic 1

1981 Kuwahara KZ-1 pic 2


Kuwahara KZ Replica frame, number 100 of 350.

Kuwahara KZ-R-100

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Kuwahara - BACK IN THE DAY BMX
ET Kuwahara (NOS)



Bullybiker - NOS ET Kuwahara - the holy grail for me!



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1983 Kuwahara LaserLite

OWNER: AndyDiamond.
Original condition Kuwahara KZ83 Laserlite frame and fork.
Bought via TradeMe.
Chrome plate not in good shape needed a good clean up and rebuild.
Added new decals (frame decal is original).
Built as a 'rider' with NOS and used parts.
Some things need changing but that will happen in time - you can't be too choosy!

Parts List:
Tange-made 1983 Kuwahara KZ83 Laserlite frame and fork
Bars: Powerlite Powerbend Pro (early 80s versions)
Grips: A'ME Tri with Flite Donuts
Stem: Mongoose by ACS
Headset: Hatta with SunTour head lock
Seat: Kashimax Aero
Seat post: Kuwahara Laser Post lay-back
Seat Clamp: SunTour
Cranks: Takagi one-piece cr-mo 180mm
Spider: Takagi cro-mo
Chainring: Takagi 44T
Chain: Izumi chrome
Pedals: MKS Platform
Brake Caliper: DiaCompe MX1000
Brake Lever: Shimano DX
Rims: Araya 7X 20 x 1.5 chrome
Hubs: Sunshine low flange (rear), Suzue high flange (front)
Tyres: Panaracer Knarler Knobby 20 x 1.5 front and rear
Misc: Alloy valve caps and electrical tape for holding the brake cable down :)



Kuwahara - old school bmx


Kuwahara KZ1 1980

OWNER: AndyDiamond
Apparently this frame and fork set was one of the first imported into the US.
It has unusual gold decals which I'm told were made and placed on the frame at the bike shop it was sold at BITD.
They are not factory decals but interesting all the same.
Paint job is original and all parts are NOS.
Built as close as possible to a stock KZ1 with the exception of the pedals, tyres, brake pads and grips.

I used to race a KZ1 BITD so it's cool to have one again.

Parts List:
Tange-made 1980 Kuwahara KZ1 frame and fork
Bars: Win V-Bars
Grips: Oakley .5
Stem: SunTour Power Stem
Headset: Tange MX5 Alloy
Seat: Elina 'Lightening Bolt'
Seat post: Fluted Alloy
Seat Clamp: SunTour
Cranks: SunTour VX alloy, 175mm
BB: SunTour, loose ball
Chainring: SunTour 44T
Chain: Izumi chrome
Pedals: Skyway Tuff Pedals
Brake Caliper: DiaCompe MX900
Brake Lever: DiaCompe pre-bent
Brake Pads: Skyway Pro Pads
Rims: Ukai Box
Hubs: Suzue high flange
Spokes: Asahi Stainless with Asahi chrome nipples
Tyres: Comp III 'yellow label' 20 x 2.125 (front) and 20 x 1.75 (rear)
Pad Set: Kuwahara
Plate: MCS Hot Plate
Misc: Alloy valve caps
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My old school race bike:

Kuwahara KZ1
(AndyDiamond)
Pictured early 1985
Originally bought second hand - used to belong to Jim Kinita from Geyserland BMX club and frame was blue (forks were white).
I had the frame and forks and bars powdered white and changed a few parts.
Parts List:
(date unknown) Kuwahara KZ1 frame and fork
Bars: SE Power Wing standard
Grips: Oakley O-Wing
Stem: ACS
Headset: Tange Bear Trap 2
Seat: Kashimax Aero
Seat post: Cr-mo fluted
Seat Clamp: Xcaliber
Cranks: Sugino one-piece cr-mo 180mm
Spider: Takagi cro-mo
Chainring: Takagi 44T
Chain: Izumi chrome
Pedals: Shimano DX
Brake Caliper: DiaCompe MX1000
Brake Lever: DiaCompe Tech III with plastic lever cover
Brake pads: Scott Mathauser
Rims: Ukai Box (radila spoked front wheel
Hubs: SunTour High ow flange
Tyres: Comp III 20 x 1.75 front, 20 x 1.5 rear
Misc: Dice valve caps, home made 'Zeronine' pad set (using Race Oddities pads).


Kuwahara - old school bmx


Mike Neville - 1983 Kuwahara 24

1983 Kuwahara 24


This is a 1983 Kuwahara 24 cruiser. Unique to this model year, was the double thickness rear dropouts. These cruisers also have a 5 inch head tube.

Parts List:

Frameset: 1983 Kuwahara 24, custom powdered in black, with custom silver decals
Headset: Tange MX2 with Suntour Headlock and BS Dirt Skirt
Stem: Suntour MS1100
Bars: 1983 Kuwahara 24
Grips: Oakley B1B
Brakes: Dia Comp MX1000, with Tech 3 Lever, Dia Compe cable, and Kool Stop round pads
Saddle: Elina Lightning Bolt
Seatpost: Generic chrome with Kuwahara Laser Decal
Seatclamp: Suntour Arrow
Cranks: Redline 401 Single Pinch Full Wrap with Sugino Spider and Sugino Turbo 42T Chainring and Sugino Chainring bolts
Chain: Sedisport 3/32
Pedals: Hutch Pro (Original 80's)
Freewheel: Suntour 18T 3/32
Hubs: Suntour Superbe
Spokes: Stainless with black alloy nipples
Rims: Araya 7x 24 x 1.75 chrome
Tyres: Comp III 24 x 1.75
Plate: Haro Flo Panel
Pads: Kuwahara

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