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#1 2006-05-13 2:26pm

D.T.LflyKUWA
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1979 Kuwahara KE-1

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1979 Kuwahara KE-1

This is the first BMX model ever made under the Kuwahara name;; Kuwahara KE-1  1979

This is the first BMX model ever made under the ''Kuwahara'' name. It was sold around 1979 until very early 1980 before the introduction of the new KZ models. This particular ''Kuwahara'' was known simply as the ''Kuwahara'' Bike and went by the name of ''KE-1'' from the Factory. It could be easily distinguished by the single front gusset which had four little holes near the front of the frame. The frame and fork were made of 4130 Cro-Moly steel and featured all the top components from SunTour, Dia-Compe, Ukai and Taihei Elina. Colors were available in blue, white and black.


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''KUWAHARA Rider''

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#2 2006-08-21 7:55pm

elliot
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

holy crmoly, this is even better than your ET?! Very cool, does it ride like a KZ1? Good going homey.

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#3 2006-08-22 10:48am

G-Ram
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

nevermind...

Last edited by G-Ram (2006-08-23 8:46am)

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#4 2006-08-30 4:24pm

BasementHero
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

WOW!

That is the nicest Kuwahara build I think I've ever seen!  Great job!

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#5 2007-04-12 2:25am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Beautiful build....How did you get the bike to stand without support?

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#6 2007-05-04 3:15pm

RamparRat
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Sweet high flange hubs man...


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#7 2007-05-15 6:31pm

emptyshoe
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

love the white and gold combo sweet build love to ride it


RIDE TILL YOU DIE!!! WHEN YOU DO DIE RIP UP THE BIG BMX TRACK IN THE SKY!!!

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#8 2007-05-15 6:53pm

troy
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

I think i just soiled myself...Great bike!!!


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#9 2007-08-22 12:41am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

kool bike good job

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#10 2007-08-22 3:46am

shivadread
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

An all time classic


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#11 2008-02-09 9:59pm

bmxmatt
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Never thought about white and gold until now. Great looking bike!

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#12 2008-05-17 3:13pm

Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

FAROUT !!!! Congratulations your kuwi is simply killer.

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#13 2009-09-08 1:29pm

Gee Walls
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

wasnt there the flying rhyno 111 prototype kz-1 befor this bike was released from kuwahara , when they first mirged with tange ? and made up concepts for the kz-1 ?


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Cant distinguish truth so you allow him to abuse
The last thing you remember is a loss of control and temper
and when you finally wake you realize its not fake !

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#14 2011-03-27 5:47am

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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

cool


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#15 2011-08-23 6:24pm

MJB
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

smile

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#16 2012-11-17 3:58pm

Devo
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Awesome smile


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#17 2014-01-28 8:07am

ccsheldon
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Cool

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#18 2014-02-13 5:46am

gimlid
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Very Nice.
Did anyone figure out how the bike stands without visible means of support?
Could this have something to do with the fact that d.t.l.flykuwa is now banned?


Shiny side 7x wanted in black with good looseball hubs
Maxy Cross Cranks Wanted
Kuwaharas found

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#19 2014-02-13 9:35am

LilDemon
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Awesome bike.

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#20 2014-03-26 7:43pm

Knarly
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Re: 1979 Kuwahara KE-1

Awesome color combo on this ride!


LOOKING FOR........   
-Black Kuwi lightening bolt stem pad    - Red Bulldog stamped Pro Neck Stem   
-GT hub axle collars (x2)                   - 8-10 Izumi chrome slotted chain links or 92 link chain     


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