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1985 Kuwahara Bravo

#1 2007-04-01 11:54am

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1985 Kuwahara Bravo

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1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Another Old Skool bike from Gorey, Jersey C.I. We have here a 1985 lilac/white Kuwahara Bravo with lilac Master Peregrines which originally came from NC in the USA. Note the single top tube which was replaced with a double tube in later madels. As always comments are always welcomed.


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#2 2007-04-01 6:30pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Sweet bike.  I have an NOS white and green I'll be posting soon.  Love the Peregrines too.
That bike came packed with some really good stuff.

Does it still have the Tuff-Neck?  Looks like it.


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#3 2007-04-02 1:07am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Yeah it sure does, don't suppose you have any info or articles on it as this model seems to be missed out on websites I've visited


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#4 2007-04-05 12:42am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Does anybody know where I can get decals for this model so that I can get the frame & forks powdercoated


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#5 2007-04-10 11:16am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

You could prolly get them re-popped if you could get the decals off in good shape.  I have the original owners manual, but it's kinda generic...not specific to the Bravo.

Just posted mine up, should be on the board in a few days.


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#6 2007-04-12 12:43am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Might try that have seen black ones for sale on ebay but not the purple ones.  The Frame could do with a powdercoat so will try to get them copied then.
Look forward to seeing yours in the museum.


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#7 2007-04-12 8:12am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Sweet Kuwi ! I love the Lavender and white version ! Here a few decals I have that I may part with if you plan to rebuild the bike and keep it ?

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/newguy1962/Copyof2005_1126Image0017.jpg

And one of my 87 Kuwi Magician EX

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/newguy1962/2006_0529Image0035.jpg

and of Kris's 85 (sorry Bro but they need to see this)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/newguy1962/275876226_a8a21c8823_b.jpg

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#8 2007-04-12 2:04pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

I also have some Lavender Comp ST's if needed

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#9 2007-04-13 2:12am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Thanks for that i've e-mailed you


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#10 2007-05-03 4:45am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Those bikes are spaztastic! :) I love the colour schemes. We dont get bikes like that in New Zealand. Well, not that ive seen getting around anyway. Kuwahara sure make some mint bikes!


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#11 2007-05-04 2:51am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Thanks, I have a soft spot for Kuwi's as well, I'm at a dillemma whether to get it powdercoated or leave it in Survivor Condition


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#12 2007-08-21 3:01am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT BACK TO U.
cool bike.

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#13 2007-08-21 3:50am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Thanks still searching for some decals for it so I can get it powdercoated


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#14 2007-08-21 4:55am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

That bike kicks major @$$!! :cool:


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#15 2007-08-21 11:17am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

very nice.

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#16 2007-08-22 3:48am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

As this is my 1000th post I thought i'd use it on my sweet little baby.

Anybody got any decals for this Bravo out there


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#17 2007-08-22 12:03pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

nice and clean i like bravo i have my 87 double top tube  survivor.

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#18 2007-10-02 3:03pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

sweet kuw. i have a magician with the same color scheme

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#19 2007-11-22 8:10am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Sweet Bravo ! That is 1 of my childhood bikes identiclly, white and lavender . Wow I would love to get 1 of those back

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#20 2007-12-05 5:20pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

some of the hard to find decals,i'll take the frame&forks to my local sign co. they can scan them on the bike and touch up the bad spots.


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#21 2008-02-10 6:44am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Sweet bike..:) I have the identical bike. Same dilema with the decals too. I'm going to try to get mine off and have them remade. I'll let you know...:)


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#22 2008-03-10 1:46pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

Hey that is a sweet ride!  I owned the same one back in the day, but it got stolen in less than 6 months...guess we never thought of using bike locks as kids...

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#23 2008-04-04 4:16am

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

njsoccerguy wrote:

Sweet bike.  I have an NOS white and green I'll be posting soon.  Love the Peregrines too.
That bike came packed with some really good stuff.

Does it still have the Tuff-Neck?  Looks like it.

NOS white and green? I had one and i don't even remember how it got stolen. I miss this bike. Love it!

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#24 2008-04-24 6:16pm

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Re: 1985 Kuwahara Bravo

It's only original once, mate.  I say just clean it up really well, polish the living hell out of it, and enjoy it.  BTW, this version looks eerily like a LaserLite...;)


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#25 2008-05-25 8:35pm

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protrax wrote:

Sweet Bravo ! That is 1 of my childhood bikes identiclly, white and lavender . Wow I would love to get 1 of those back

X's  2.....

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