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#1 2012-12-18 1:21pm

Jaan
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1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bmx_kuwahara_et01.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bmx_kuwahara_et03.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bmx_kuwahara_et05.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/0106.jpg

1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

The Kuwahara rode by Bob Haro as a stunt double in E.T.

I'm a purist so when owning an E.T. replica I went for a KZ1 like those rode in the film - not the looptail E.T. that Kuwahara brought out to commemorate the film.

The bike is flawless and one of the best, and most interesting, in my collection. 
The dream is to build all 5 KZ-1's from the movie...
I hope you enjoy it like i do.

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#2 2012-12-18 3:03pm

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! coolcool Instant Fav!


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#3 2012-12-19 3:03am

juhara
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Love it dude...the mighty kz. I hope u succeed in building the 5kuwis dude. Im buiding one very soon.


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#4 2012-12-19 4:58am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

not sure if its just the quality of the film still picture, but the front of the bike looks brown not black? looks sweet as either way cool


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#5 2012-12-19 8:00am

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

mattbloke wrote:

not sure if its just the quality of the film still picture, but the front of the bike looks brown not black? looks sweet as either way cool

You're half right wink Its actually the quality of the bike pics - the bike is brown.  I'll post some better pictures along with a parts list over the weekend.

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#6 2012-12-19 10:54am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

What a beauty cool


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#7 2012-12-19 2:07pm

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

WOW!! Someone finally did this!!  I've been waiting!!!  Nice job!


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#8 2012-12-19 5:19pm

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Great job bro . love them kuwi:'s big_smile

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#9 2012-12-24 8:47am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Stunning addition to your ever growing collection Chris cool


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#10 2012-12-24 2:05pm

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Wow!cool

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#11 2013-02-22 11:58pm

nikiro
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

nice !!!! love the design. One of the sweetest bikes I ve ever seen here

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#12 2013-02-23 4:00pm

Londonhellboy
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Love this build Chris, can't wait for the rest buddy. Keep up the good work!


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#13 2013-02-23 5:11pm

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Thanks for the comments smile

A big shout out has to go to Sam (Meticulous - RAD BMX)

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#14 2013-02-24 5:37am

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Fresh pics cool

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#15 2013-04-09 3:14am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Fav for me too !
Good luck building the other 4.


Yes, I'm a Kuwahoarder :-)

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#16 2013-04-09 3:21am

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Thanks Rob cool

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#17 2013-04-11 11:56am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

superb

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#18 2013-04-19 2:42am

shinscars
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

lovin it-sooo sweet man


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#19 2013-06-03 4:21pm

Dr.Pepper
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Love this one too! smile

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#20 2013-06-03 4:23pm

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Thanks bud, good luck with your build, looking forward to seeing it.

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#21 2013-06-12 2:03am

Borneo4130
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

wow! wow! wow! I always wanted to build one of this, but cant figure out the spacings of the two different colours big_smile

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#22 2013-07-10 2:00pm

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Where's the other 4 hmm do you have them done yet ?  lol



Might be able to help with one of them big_smile

Hey Chris smile

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#23 2013-07-10 2:20pm

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Really Rob, you thinking of parting with one of yours? yikes

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#24 2013-07-22 11:19am

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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

My 1st Fav.

Also now in my wish list.

Great build Chris.

cool

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#25 2013-07-22 11:38am

Jaan
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Re: 1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

Thanks Stef, looking forward to seeing some of your builds posted on here big_smile

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