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#76 2019-12-11 5:53pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Bitchin !

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#77 2019-12-12 2:16am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

OHH NOOO!!, you didn't match the tire-valves positions!! https://www.hondaforum.de/forum/images/smilies/biggrin_new.gif


Hoe gaat het?

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#78 2019-12-12 7:24am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

combover wrote:

Bitchin !

Thanks for the bump! This thread needs more love. big_smile

DutchRipper wrote:

OHH NOOO!!, you didn't match the tire-valves positions!! https://www.hondaforum.de/forum/images/ … in_new.gif

Thant's it, I am retaking the pic this weekend. lol

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#79 2019-12-12 8:31am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

DutchRipper wrote:

OHH NOOO!!, you didn't match the tire-valves positions!! https://www.hondaforum.de/forum/images/ … in_new.gif

lol

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#80 2019-12-12 8:37am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

anyone ever notice the appearance of the E.T. bike in the 1983 Movie Twilight Zone?


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#81 2019-12-12 9:04am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nice


Its all good!

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#82 2019-12-12 10:53am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

combover wrote:

Bitchin !

Thanks for the bump! This thread needs more love. big_smile

DutchRipper wrote:

OHH NOOO!!, you didn't match the tire-valves positions!! https://www.hondaforum.de/forum/images/ … in_new.gif

Thant's it, I am retaking the pic this weekend. lol

Great! big_smile

Also while you are at it you might also:

- put the seatpost up a little higher
- point the nose of the saddle a notch up
- turn the cranks a little more forward
- finetune the degree of handlebar turning
- and there a few more things, but that would make it sound picky so I leave it like this.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/236417/gayfight5decaff99c.gif

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Hoe gaat het?

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#83 2019-12-12 11:51am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

DutchRipper wrote:

Great! big_smile

Also while you are at it you might also:

- put the seatpost up a little higher
- point the nose of the saddle a notch up
- turn the cranks a little more forward
- finetune the degree of handlebar turning
- and there a few more things, but that would make it sound picky so I leave it like this.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … aff99c.gif

Believe it or not my list of things wrong is longer than that. lol

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#84 2019-12-12 12:13pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

DutchRipper wrote:

Great! big_smile

Also while you are at it you might also:

- put the seatpost up a little higher
- point the nose of the saddle a notch up
- turn the cranks a little more forward
- finetune the degree of handlebar turning
- and there a few more things, but that would make it sound picky so I leave it like this.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … aff99c.gif

Believe it or not my list of things wrong is longer than that. lol

I believe you! I didn't even bring up camera work, but I think you should really try on non wide-angle camera. Your picture makes the rear wheel really small and far away compared to the front whereas with the original there is almost no size difference between front and rear.


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#85 2019-12-12 12:30pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

DutchRipper wrote:

I believe you! I didn't even bring up camera work, but I think you should really try on non wide-angle camera. Your picture makes the rear wheel really small and far away compared to the front whereas with the original there is almost no size difference between front and rear.

Hey go easy on me. I’m no professional photographer. I’ll never get it to your standards. tongue I’ll try though!

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#86 2019-12-13 5:12am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

Hey go easy on me.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/236417/hahahha5df38e3b80.gif


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#87 2019-12-14 11:12am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nice saw the et bike at universal studios in the summer of 83 , raced up at asuza bmx was the thing that summer what a time to be alive as a teen! sweet seeing that bike

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#88 2019-12-15 7:22am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Amazing find. Very cool!


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#89 2020-01-14 8:05am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Finally got the ET-1 ad made up in poster size. It turned out really nice.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/246908/img_38035e1de6ca73.jpg

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#90 2020-01-14 9:14am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

The pic of Elliot by the semi trailer, the brake lever and the stem are different. What's the deal there?


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#91 2020-01-14 9:24am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

The pic of Elliot by the semi trailer, the brake lever and the stem are different. What's the deal there?

That stem is actually the correct stem used on the Elliot movie bikes (there were 5 of them made for the film). However the wheels, tires, brake cable and rear brake seen in that pic are all different from the ones that ended up being used in the film. Likely a last minute change by the production team on set.

There were different style brake handles used as some of the actors could not reach the tech 2 style levers that the older stunt riders would use, hence the pre-bent lever seen in that pic.

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#92 2020-01-18 7:16pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Thanks. Your research on this has been amazing. Still in awe of how it was found. Great thread. Just saw the movie again last weekend. First time Ive seen it in over 30 years I bet.


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#93 2020-01-19 1:02pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

One of the coolest finds/stories ever.

I would never sell this bike.


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#94 2020-02-02 1:46pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

Finally got the ET-1 ad made up in poster size. It turned out really nice.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e6ca73.jpg

Hi Nelly.
Please, let me know.
Did you make a poster copying from the mag ad of this bike or you found a original ad in a poster size?
Thabk you

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#95 2020-02-02 2:24pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Longwinded...pic heavy!   Never!  Holy freaking awesome!


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#96 2020-02-02 2:51pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

Thanks. Your research on this has been amazing. Still in awe of how it was found. Great thread. Just saw the movie again last weekend. First time Ive seen it in over 30 years I bet.

notslo wrote:

One of the coolest finds/stories ever.

I would never sell this bike.

gunnermg1 wrote:

Longwinded...pic heavy!   Never!  Holy freaking awesome!

Thanks guys!!

Ivan Yague wrote:

Hi Nelly.
Please, let me know.
Did you make a poster copying from the mag ad of this bike or you found a original ad in a poster size?
Thabk you

I took a copy of the ad, made some minor changes to it, and had it printed in poster size.

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#97 2020-02-23 5:10am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

Thanks. Your research on this has been amazing. Still in awe of how it was found. Great thread. Just saw the movie again last weekend. First time Ive seen it in over 30 years I bet.

notslo wrote:

One of the coolest finds/stories ever.

I would never sell this bike.

gunnermg1 wrote:

Longwinded...pic heavy!   Never!  Holy freaking awesome!

Thanks guys!!

Ivan Yague wrote:

Hi Nelly.
Please, let me know.
Did you make a poster copying from the mag ad of this bike or you found a original ad in a poster size?
Thabk you

I took a copy of the ad, made some minor changes to it, and had it printed in poster size.

Thanks... soo nice!

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#98 2020-02-23 8:36am

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Great story I had to build myself one in the traditional black details there awesome.cool


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#99 2020-02-23 3:27pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Nelly wrote:

BRIAN HAYS wrote:

Thanks. Your research on this has been amazing. Still in awe of how it was found. Great thread. Just saw the movie again last weekend. First time Ive seen it in over 30 years I bet.

notslo wrote:

One of the coolest finds/stories ever.

I would never sell this bike.

gunnermg1 wrote:

Longwinded...pic heavy!   Never!  Holy freaking awesome!

Thanks guys!!

Ivan Yague wrote:

Hi Nelly.
Please, let me know.
Did you make a poster copying from the mag ad of this bike or you found a original ad in a poster size?
Thabk you

I took a copy of the ad, made some minor changes to it, and had it printed in poster size.

Came out well, looks awesome, but no mention for us, for all the time we spent scanning it for you? coolbig_smile

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#100 2020-02-23 4:55pm

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Re: Could it be? Kuwahara ET awesomeness!

Moonster wrote:

Came out well, looks awesome, but no mention for us, for all the time we spent scanning it for you? coolbig_smile

Oh, of course! A huge shout out to Ian and Natsukashi for hooking me up with a high quality scan of the original magazine ad for me to work with. It is much appreciated!! Thanks!

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