Totally original 1982 kuwahara KYZ, this was the one I really wanted when I was in my early years of BMXing.
I've been busy building my latest creation, which i hope will be of some interest and maybe for your web site (Jamie's Kuwahara Site, which is brilliant). I have stripped my KYZ right back and started all over again to try and preserve the KUWAHARA name. I'm hoping that my next two projects are goinig to go just as well. This year I'm going to completley re-build my KZ-1 and my E.T KZ 2.5, along with my Schwinn bmx, Supergoose and last but not least my Tange Hot Heart in very light pink.
My name is Edd Haddock and I live in Hampshire, England it's taken me about 18 months to rebuild my Kuwahara to show room condition.
My bike is a Kuwahara KYZ 1982 which has been completely restored using only total original parts. Most of the parts have come from different parts of the world including a lots of help from people in the US and Australia.
KYZ original frame & Forks - Chrome Tange frame and forks dated 1982, amazing condition for its age, not one scratch on it.
Win V-bars - Chrome, amazing condition with original 'Winn' sticker
Sugino stem - Black with the famous Sugino stamp.
OGK grips - Mint condition black pair of OGK's 77 - 17A grips .
Tange Headset - Tioga original black 1'' headset.
Ukai 20'' Rims - Black Ukai Speedlines carefully re-spoked.
Black 36 hole high flange hubs - Original black SR Hubs
IRC skinwall tires - Pair of IRC Z-III racing original, wanted IRC 80MX tyres but still looking.
Dia Compe 890 caliper - Black dia compe front and rear calipers dated 83, brake cables dated 85 with original cable clips.
Dia Compe levers - Dia compe two finger MX tech 2's black brake levers
KKT AMX pedals - Mint condition KKT pedals in gloss black with original end caps
Sugino steel 175 mm cranks - Original dated 83 excellent condition one piece chrome 175mm crank arm..
Hatta Bottom Bracket Set - Original
SunTour 44t steel chainwheel - Black suntour 44T, never been used.
Sugino Repo chainring bolts - Chrome
Izue chain - Chrome linked chain, fitted never used
Elina lighting Seat - Original Black Elina lighting bolt seat excellent condition with very good condtion yellow and red lighting flash.
Nagaoka fluted alloy post - Black fluted seat post
Suntour forget aluminium seat post clamp - Original Suntour black and silver seat clamp.