1983 Kuwahara KYZ
This Kuwahara was purchased from the original owner locally, and in his words is all original as purchased from the local bike shop.
I was lucky enough to get a tip from another member of this bikes existence and quickly purchased it! I was very happy to see that it was all original and unmolested. After disassembling it for clean up I discovered that the wheels had never been off the bike, there was only one set of washer marks on the drop outs! I didn't have the heart to change a thing except, the rear wheel which had two dents in it so the rear hoop was replaced with another which I purchased as a complete survivor front wheel (exact same hub and rim, with a year older date stamp on the Suzue hub) and re laced it with the OG spokes to keep as original as possible. I hesitated to change it but I had to do it, I couldn't bare to see it dented. No doubt it was dented flying off a plywood and bricks made jump with the other neighborhood kids to see who could go the furthest and highest ! LOL
Submitted by Knarly