I was looking for a '98 when I found my '97
Let me know if you want to compare as you're local
Hi there, I very nearly went for HB's '97, but I decided to hang on for a KH prefix serial number - I was really becoming disheartened by continually searching though!
Yeah I'm just up the road from you ,and have often admired your superb collection as and when you post each of them up on here.
What's the significance of the KH?
pm me if you'd like to pop in for a cuppa sometime
I recall Anthony and andrewl debating the serial numbers of the Hei Hei and the King Kahuna. Anthony seemed keen to establish if 1998 was the definitive start of “KH “prefix for the Hei Hei and “KK” for the King Kahuna.
Until 1997, it appears that they were “B” and “K” respectively.
(I may be able to locate the thread, but I can’t currently find it)
Anyway, I was hoping that any geometry correction for suspension forks would more likely be nearer to that of my 2003 Kula Primo on those later titanium frames.
I have also read however that the geometry remained the same from when they were first suspension corrected in the mid 90’s, to the present day.
There’s a bit of a story behind why I built my Kula Primo, which I love to ride so much, so I wanted to copy its’ set-up on a Kona Titanium frame. Blimey that reads back like a right load of old cobblers now I’ve read through it again!
I would love to come round to and meet up for a chat sometime, so I’ll drop you that PM soon.
1989: Kona Cinder Cone | 1993: Kona Kilauea | 1996: Kona Ku | 1997: Kona King Kahuna Stars ‘n’ Bars 18” Vs - Kona King Kahuna 19” Disc - Kona Explosif - Kona Koa | 1998: Kona Hei Hei - Kona Ku - Kona Hot | 2000: Kona Explosif | 2003: Kona Kula Primo | 2007: Scapin Kyoto | 2010: Kona Kilauea.