Pads - California Lite
ET The Extra-Terrestrial padset - California Lite (Johar). 1982.
These pads were an optional extra on the Kuwahara ET BMX (along with the Neal ET numberplate). They were also sold as aftermarket items.
There were 2 versions available:
California Lite branded (shown above, click to enlarge) depicting 3 riders. Straight crossbar pad was also available.
Universal Studios branded (shown below, click to enlarge) depicting one rider, no California Lite logos and usually* appearing in 'Universal Studios 1982' packaging as shown. You can also see the ET outline is blue rather than purple. Again, two crossbar pad versions were available.
*The 'Universal Studios' pads have also been seen in California Lite packaging (shown below) which proves that both versions were made by Johar and are identical apart from the graphics. The 'Universal Studios' pads appeared on magazine test bikes in the early 80's (see BMX Bi-Weekly Vol 3 Issue 4) so they are equally valid for an ET build.
There are also reproduction ET pads available which are in the style of the 'Universal Studios' pads.
Last edited by oldmetal (2009-02-08 2:57pm)