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#1 2012-10-21 2:07am

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E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

I recently purchased this from a guy in Florida, the bike is in transit to the UK as we speak.

As you can see, there is going to be quite a few hours going into this
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/KGrHqFHJE4EzoVUltKBQcubml4mg60_57.jpg

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What have I let myself in for :}
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/KGrHqFHJFIF8FHlVDLBQcuhDuF8Q60_57.jpg

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Something tells me that seat post is going to be a bitch to remove :}
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/T2eC16ZHJGYE9noojejBQcuiEGI5g60_57.jpg

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I have a KZ1 in the shed, I might have to rob some parts
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/T2eC16dHJHYE9nzpfIDOBQcuhZOfBQ60_57.jpg

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Looks like I'm on the look out for some new wheels
http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/T2eC16ZHJHYE9nzpebcPBQcuid89jw60_57.jpg


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Expecting the bike to arrive in the next 10 days. Once its here I'll get some more pictures up of the project in progress

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#2 2012-10-21 4:17am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

You can do it. big_smile If I can fix this mess you can fix that one. lol
Thread link http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=444561 Ill be watching this one.

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#3 2012-10-22 6:52pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

I scored the 2nd highest bid for this bike at ebay...lol.....

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? … 0962311895

I can do it,so can you.I've restored 3 ET bikes to almost 100% perfect with NOS parts,except I couldnt get any NOS ET seats.I still have another 3-4 more ETs to be restored.Will post them at this museum once I've completed the build.

ET needs black Ukai Speedlines. This is what I bought too from ebay yesterday.My 2nd set of NOS black Ukai Speedlines.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120999856753?ss … 1439.l2649

and my 6th ET

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kuwahara-E-T-BM … &rt=nc

Lol....

Good luck in your build...if you decide not to build it, give me a buzz...I dont mind having a 7th ET..lol

Cheers.

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#4 2012-10-22 6:55pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

arokoi888 wrote:

I scored the 2nd highest bid for this bike at ebay...lol.....

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? … 0962311895

I can do it,so can you.I've restored 3 ET bikes to almost 100% perfect with NOS parts,except I couldnt get any NOS ET seats.I still have another 3-4 more ETs to be restored.Will post them at this museum once I've completed the build.

ET needs black Ukai Speedlines. This is what I bought too from ebay yesterday.My 2nd set of NOS black Ukai Speedlines.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120999856753?ss … 1439.l2649

and my 6th ET

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kuwahara-E-T-BM … &rt=nc

Lol....

Good luck in your build...if you decide not to build it, give me a buzz...I dont mind having a 7th ET..lol

Cheers.

Dave,

You're an ET hoarder! lollollol

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#5 2012-10-22 7:11pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

Awsome project cant wait to see progress pics.

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#6 2012-10-22 10:43pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

arokoi888 wrote:

I scored the 2nd highest bid for this bike at ebay...lol.....

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You were only 3 dollars short on what I was willing to go, although it cost me $150 to ship to the UK. I was watching those wheels as well :} they look nice

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#7 2012-10-22 10:56pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

USD150 shipped to the UK is considered cheap compared to the normal USD165 - USD185 to ship to Malaysia...
Wow...only USD3 short....I could have place USD808.88 for it....too bad..

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#8 2012-10-26 10:28am

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cool


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#9 2012-11-01 9:40am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

Good news , the Kuwahara has landed smile , bad news customs have screwed me for £160 in duty :{ . Never mind it will be worth it in the end. Hopefully I can salvage most of the parts . I'm skiving from work and have to get back before the gaffer finds out :} but will have some pictures up at the weekend.

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#10 2012-11-10 4:41am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

Bath time

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/P1000224.jpg

After 24 hours were looking a little cleaner

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/P1000227.jpg

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/P1000226.jpg

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/P1000223.jpg

http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/Spireite70/P1000228.jpg

Still not got round to getting that seat post out , whats the best thing to get rid of the oxidisation to help free it up.

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#11 2012-11-10 9:51am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

I've mentioned your stucked seatpost is in alu. You could use a rust buster type product.
If it's really hard stucked, you can try to leave soaking overnight.


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#12 2012-11-10 11:24am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

Thanks Spartacus, I will give it a try. I'm now in a dilemma. The frame and forks are in ok condition , obviously the paint work is 30 year old but what is considered survivor. ShouldI just give it a general clean up or fully restore

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#13 2012-11-11 6:32am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

I always start down the ladder on a resto project. Try to save the original paint with a paint renovator product.

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/spartacus-css/1984%20Vector%20FS%20Unlimited/IMGP14073.jpg

If you're not satisfied with the result then step higher and repaint it. It's your bike so you decide. smile


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#14 2012-11-11 8:11am

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

smile


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looking for bullseye 1st gen cranks, optional bb.

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#15 2012-11-12 3:06pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

spireite wrote:

Thanks Spartacus, I will give it a try. I'm now in a dilemma. The frame and forks are in ok condition , obviously the paint work is 30 year old but what is considered survivor. ShouldI just give it a general clean up or fully restore

This bike deserves a complete restore.

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#16 2012-11-12 4:23pm

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Re: E.T Kuwahara Project "Overtime"

looked like it just needed new tires and tubes maybe a chain.


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looking for bullseye 1st gen cranks, optional bb.

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