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 Post subject: KZ1
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:56 pm 
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Iam in the process of buying a Kuwahara KZ1(1981) frame and fork and was wondering could anyone tell me what parts(brands) were on the orginal bike and were i could find orginal parts or replica parts.
Thanks John. :?:


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 Post subject: Good luck
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:04 am 
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Skipz,

This guy lists the parts on his KZ1 and the comments suggest he has restored it to factory spec.
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=167

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kuwahara/

http://www.dreamgate.ne.jp/kuwahara/

VBMX people could probably also help with specs and sourcing parts.
http://www.vintagebmx.com/

Be warned: The retro BMX scene is both spicy and very pricey :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:25 am 
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PS: There's one for sale on VBMX. Pics show a complete bike, but text says $425 for frame & forks only.

Not a cheap project, mate!

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index.php?showtopic=27025476


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:57 am 
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if it was the one on ebay recently it has the wrong forks fitted
it has the slightly oval TRX forks that you would get on a Laserlite
the KZ1 needs the round legged forks which unfortunately are very hard to come by nowadays!
i've only ever seen 1 NOS pair come up for sale in the last few years & they're in my loft :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:38 am 
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Thanks for the advice lads, iv seen how expensive it can be and it did put me off but il give it a go. cheers


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 Post subject: KZ1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:07 am 
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Hi Skipz
How are you getting on with the build as I am looking at one myself and wondered how you found it to get the parts.
Cheers
Jamie


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