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#1 2006-01-05 12:40pm

nsr-jamie
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1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/whitekz_40.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/whitekz_30.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/whitekz_37.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/whitekz_47.jpg

1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

My early KZ-1 that I fully restored. Hope you like it. Cheers!!

* Kuwahara KZ-1 frame and fork set (powdercoated white with new stickers)
* Hatta MX-100 alloy headset
* Redline V-bars
* Suntour power stem
* Ukai rims
* Suntour High flange hubs with Kuwahara lathed centers
* Asahi old school white spokes, alloy nipples
* Cheng Shin Tires (big/small combo)
* Suntour VX cranks 170mm
* Suntour BMX pedals
* Suntour 44t chain ring
* Suntour 16 Freewheel
* Izumi chain
* Elina Lightning bolt seat
* Nagaoka fluted alloy post
* Suntour clamp
* Dia-Compe MX1000 brakes front and rear with Tech-2 levers
* Oakley B-2 grips
* Kuwahara pads
* Dice valve caps


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#2 2006-05-06 11:36am

nsr-jamie
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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Hi, thanks. Yes, that is a Japanese room. I live here in Japan, the floor is called Tatami and is kind of like this straw stuff, nice and cool in the summers. Wait till you see my next Kuwahara project and be sure to check out my Kuwahara site too if you don't know about it. Thanks and Cheers.....Jamie

www.dreamgate.ne.jp/kuwahara/

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#3 2007-02-05 10:53pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Jamie,

Your Kz-1 is built out to the MAX!  The parts spec. to factory!  Iconic of best of the best!

10+!

Mike M.

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#4 2007-02-05 11:04pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

I hate you. My dream bike from when I was little was a Laser Lite. I love the legendary Kuwahara!!!!!!
I'd trade any of my bikes for 1

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#5 2007-02-06 12:52am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Must admit those are two of the finest Kuwahara's I've ever seen, the best thing for you to do is to send me one straight away, lol


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#6 2007-02-06 1:18am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Damn why didn't I think of that!!

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#7 2007-02-18 6:25pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

I was always wondering....are you Japanese or American.


CW...all the way!

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#8 2007-04-25 6:20am

nsr-jamie
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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Thanks for the nice comments, I'm actually Canadian but work here in Japan as a Tool and die engineer and CNC machinist/programmer. All the work I do is for Toyota. Cheers

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#9 2007-07-25 4:51pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Just stunning!
I love the old Kuwaharas, & this is incredibly clean.

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#10 2007-09-09 5:07am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Awesome KZ! I want one!

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#11 2007-11-27 2:45pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

really nice!worth a pretty penny!


glaoigh mé Iodáileach garsún.

(thats gaelic)

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#12 2008-01-23 7:39am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

This is easily one of the nicest Kuwaharas in existence. LOVE that white frome with the blue parts. Never seen another Kuwi like it....UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE!


I Need A Patterson Padset!!!   Please Someone Help Me Out!!!

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#13 2008-02-04 1:32pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Never Mind..Bump.....


Confuses ''Say'' Man.. Who Ride Bike Up Side Down... Have Crack UP....

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#14 2008-03-21 8:47pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Real sweet ride you have there mate!!

I love the color combo and the Japanese room looks pretty cool too!! 

I just scored the New replica 81 KZ1 in chrome and it looks just like the real thing....have you seen these new KZ1's and what do you think of them?? I'm just curious to know where the new frames are made?? 

cheers, friz

Last edited by frizzbat (2008-03-21 8:48pm)


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#15 2008-04-05 5:02pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Your bikes bring back GREAT memories. In 1980 I bought my blue and white Kuwahara. At a national race Kuwahara ask me if I would race for them. They sent me the factory team helmet and uniform. I still have my bike(now it is black and gold), helmet and uniform. If anyone is interested in them I am willing to part with all three items.

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#16 2008-04-06 9:05am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

What everyone else said plus 10. Your bikes are awesome. I just drooled over your site for about a half an hour.  The old Laserlite ads are exactly what has inspired my newest build.when i finish it, I'm taking some good pics with dry ice and all for the fullkuwi effect(too bad the frameis a new haro) I love the black and gold bikes especially. Thanks for keeping ythe old school lightning bolt burning brightly. They were always my faves when I was a kid. Two Thumbs up!


2 1982 Kuwahara  ET(cheap+ kz) ,1984 Kuwahara Lazer lite(stolen), 1986 Haro Master, 1987 GT Performer, 1988 Haro Dart,1988 Haro Sport(brkn), 1994 Haro Sport,1995 Haro Shredder, 1997 Hoffman Condor,1997 haro blammo, 1998 Haro Blammo(stln)1999 Supra dlx custom, 2001 Haro Mirra,2004 Haro Mirra Pro,2005  haro Sport, 2005 Premium Team Mutt, 2006 Nyquist Custom, 2007 Haro Forum Pro,2008 Premium Custom Duo,2009 Premium LowPez LT 2009 low pez2010 Premium DT Mutt WANTED:1998 GT Tour,1997Schwinn Torque Flite, 1998 RED Haro Blammo, 1999 BLUE Haro Blammo  ALL Premium Bikes.  No school!

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#17 2008-05-28 8:02pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Bike is so clean!!!!


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#18 2009-08-03 8:37pm

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Freaken awesome kuwi. Just got a KZ-1 survivor was'nt gonna touch it, but now I don't know.
Thanx for the inspiration.


Play hard or don't play at all.

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#19 2009-12-11 10:49am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

I was looking at the pic with both bikes for about 5 mins, back and forth between both, then I happen to look down and saw this cute dog looking right at me!! smile

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#20 2010-02-13 1:39am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Well put together. Great colour combo!

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#22 2011-03-09 11:06am

mikeg7575
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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

I have a KZ1 #T1a1143. Its my bike from when I was a kid (im 40 now). No Idea of what its worth. 100% stock except for the seat post. Its red and gold. Excellent condition. I know you probably get people asking all the time whats it worth but can you give me a range idea? Your bike looks great by the way

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#23 2011-03-31 11:38am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Love it! Great job.................


American made, guaranteed ass kicking!

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#24 2011-05-03 5:03am

nsr-jamie
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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Hey !! Thanks !! Been a while since I posted, I will try to check in more !! Cheers

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#25 2011-05-03 8:12am

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Re: 1980 Kuwahara KZ-1

Wassup Jamie, you've been gone a long time old fren.

nsr-jamie wrote:

Hey !! Thanks !! Been a while since I posted, I will try to check in more !! Cheers

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