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1982 Kuwahara E.T.

#1 2013-06-13 8:55pm

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1982 Kuwahara E.T.

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1982 Kuwahara E.T.

simply unexpected find

7 November 2014:It is done finally...super stoked with this baby. My most prized build. She was so hard to build because of some technical issues in installing the tioga head set, seat tube mast and the tange sealed bottom bracket. almost didn't make in the 2015 calendar build off completed submission. Huge thanks to my two buddies...you know who you are. I know many of you here will enjoy this but not as much as I do...hehehe:))
11 June 2013: At long last...just cant believe it.. just found today 11june2013. went to accompany wife to a tailor..women stuff. came a boy on the bike slowly pass by my car. my god..loop tail, hole in gusset. can that be.......? dropped wife, quickly turn round the corner, eyes searching, boy gone. circled the blocks no sign of the young kid. parked my car and hoping he would reappear. then there he was happily riding.. seemed we are destined to meet. stopped  the boy and asked would he sell his bike for rm300 (~90dollars). told me he need to ask his grandma who's looking after a grocery shop nearby. my heart was thumping n hands shivering. long story short. met the lovely old lady. i was greeted with all smiles by his family members.. verrrrry good sign. paid the boy, I GOT IT. like a kid who just found a treasure box took the ET to my car and drove to my BEAUTIFUL wife.
  i'm going to build it soon. it appears that the fork(tange), headset(tange) & stem(sugino) are original and the rear mag looks like ogk. The kid is 10 years old and turned out he found the bike at the scrap yard and fixed it himself. I really hope her grandma will buy him a new bike. gonna visit them one day to buy some groceries.:)
Components:1. Frame  & Fork: 1982 Kuwahara ET
2. Handlebar: Win V-bar 26"
3. Grip: OGK 77-17A
4. Stem: Win Slant
5. Headset: Tioga MX2 with Tange Head Lock LP-440
6. Seat: Elina Lightning Bolt
7. Seatpost: Nitto
8. Seatpost Clamp: Suntour Arrow
9. Pedals: Victor Rat Trap
10. Crank: OPC Sugino CrMo 175
11. Chainwheel: Sugino 45T
12. Bottom Bracket: Tange Sealed Bearing BB-220SB
13. Chain: Izumi
14. Freewheel: Suntour 16T
15. Rims: Araya 7X
16. Hubs: Suntour High Flange Sealed Bearing (Front) & SR High Flange (Rear)
17. Tires: Tioga Competition III (2.175 & 1.75)
18. Brake Lever: Dia Compe Pre-bent
19. Brake Caliper: Dia Compe MX900
20. Brake Clip: Dia Compe
21. Brake Pads: Skyway

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#2 2013-06-14 12:07am

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When , the dream comes true.


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#3 2013-06-14 1:06am

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great story.:o you must not rush this restoration, finding the right colours paint is a pain in itself. Luckily you have two Et experts in your town. :D

i like the news paper and the bike. What is the ransom I have to pay :D:D:D:D

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#4 2013-06-14 9:41am

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Borneo4130 wrote:

great story.:o you must not rush this restoration, finding the right colours paint is a pain in itself. Luckily you have two Et experts in your town. :D

i like the news paper and the bike. What is the ransom I have to pay :D:D:D:D

I know,,it is great story. im still slapping my face. it happened in mile 7 bazaar but the frame is really beat up. ya u're right, cant rush this. ;):lol:should consult the ET experts first. i know u will like the borneo post:) . thanx dude u inspired me.

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#5 2013-06-14 9:50am

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juhara, you seem to be a good, kind hearted person. I do hope you get a chance to drop by and buy the family some groceries :)

Great story behind your score - love it!

PS. there is a kid in my hood somewhere who rides a mid 70s FMF mini. When I first saw him I thought about chatting him up to see if he would sell, but by the time I decided to go for it he was long gone. I'm optimistic I will find him and his bike again :)


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#6 2013-06-14 12:23pm

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Great find fella.

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#7 2013-06-14 2:11pm

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Awesome story that's a way I got my 87' dyno detour. Except he was about to destroy it. I saved it restored it. ET was my first real in counter of "real" BMX. Every single member here. (Age permitting) was influenced by that movie. a kid + a alien + a bike = movie gold! Way to keep a eye out. Glad to see its going to be saved this bikes are vanishing more & more everyday.


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#8 2013-06-14 2:15pm

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The forks and bars is a cool trick! That kid was very intuitive for his age.


That's right I'm different. I like dyno's!!!!!
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#9 2013-06-15 1:27am

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Axel10 wrote:

juhara, you seem to be a good, kind hearted person. I do hope you get a chance to drop by and buy the family some groceries :)

Great story behind your score - love it!

PS. there is a kid in my hood somewhere who rides a mid 70s FMF mini. When I first saw him I thought about chatting him up to see if he would sell, but by the time I decided to go for it he was long gone. I'm optimistic I will find him and his bike again :)

:DFind him u will Axel10, just be sure  u have enough cash with u. Like me I did not. Have to rush to the nearest ATM and stand in line. When it's my turn the ATM was out of service..damm. But just when I was about to walk away it's in service again:o Full of drama, thinking the kid might change his mind.

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#10 2013-06-27 5:55pm

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You Screw The Innocent lil boy for a mere RMxxx.00. damn!!! but that was a cool bargain hahaha


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#11 2013-06-27 6:36pm

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bro... got this message from Mssr admin lmao
remember super hottie nicolle kidman in BMX Bandits?
what happen to wheels,sex n rock n roll?


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#12 2013-07-14 6:37am

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Ya I just got that movie. Fun to watch. Nicole was pretty and the goose and DB bikes are cool. P/s: sex on wheels by TKK - great song dude


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#13 2013-07-15 12:17am

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Awesome story!!!

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#14 2013-07-15 12:21am

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Awesome find and story. :cool::cool:


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#15 2013-08-11 4:08am

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Dibs....hehe

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#16 2013-08-12 9:58am

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TXBONE wrote:

Awesome find and story. :cool::cool:

Thnx txbone:cool:::)


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#17 2013-08-12 10:01am

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arokoi888 wrote:

Dibs....hehe

HahAaa :lol:


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#18 2013-09-18 12:42am

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I still hope that this is my lost ET

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#19 2013-09-18 12:42am

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How's the restoration work coming along?

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#20 2013-09-18 12:55am

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arokoi888 wrote:

I still hope that this is my lost ET

Huhu...nothing beats first love dude. Somehow I do hope it's your lost ET. Any way we can be certain?


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#21 2013-09-18 12:59am

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arokoi888 wrote:

How's the restoration work coming along?

Not yet started but parts sourcing almost done, left only the wheelsets. I even haven't sand blast it yet. Will need your help on paint job later


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#22 2013-09-24 2:22am

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can I borrow that movie?

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#23 2013-09-25 5:58am

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Borneo4130 wrote:

can I borrow that movie?

Sure bro. I'll bring it to your office maybe next week


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#24 2013-09-25 6:51am

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Rad story! Great find! :D


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#25 2013-09-28 7:30pm

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You have got to show some pictures after it is all done,build it factory correct;)

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