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1983 Kuwahara KYZ

#1 2014-04-07 6:20pm

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1983 Kuwahara KYZ

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1983 Kuwahara KYZ

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Hi this is my new old stock kuwharah kyz 1983 model it has never been ridden! Stored in the attic of a bike shop and forgotten about :( rescued by myself last year. Has a few marks of neglect to the chrome but most of it is perfect and like new, the tyres have no wear what so ever, if any one can shed any light on spec and rarity of this bike please let me know, id be interested to hear about it. Thanks for looking hope you enjoy :)


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#2 2014-04-08 1:19am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

nice find. :cool:

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#3 2014-04-08 2:10am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

That's cool as!!! Check out Jamie's website for the info you want/need!


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#4 2014-04-08 9:18am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

:cool:


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#5 2014-04-08 10:32am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

Thanks for the comments guys glad you all like the bike :D

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#6 2014-04-08 10:40am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

wow,what an amazing find:D

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#7 2014-04-08 7:06pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

Who knew bike shops had attics ?
Super nice score, I can't believe this would have been forgotten !
Happy to hear you rescued it, sad it wasn't I who found it :lol:


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#8 2015-04-17 8:16pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

nice one... very detailed info on any kuwahara's found here... http://www.kuwahara-bmx.com


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#9 2015-08-09 7:47am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

Anyone know the "Correct" Factory issue headset that is supposed to be on this bike? I Bought a "Survivor" but suspect the seller may of messed with some (smaller) parts on it hoping it would never be noticed...   :cool:


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#10 2015-08-09 9:25am

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

wildbillo68 wrote:

Anyone know the "Correct" Factory issue headset that is supposed to be on this bike? I Bought a "Survivor" but suspect the seller may of messed with some (smaller) parts on it hoping it would never be noticed...   :cool:

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb372/JuntaPunk/Whatever/KYZCat_zps46f0629d.jpg

The spec sheet says Hatta. Just a generic unstamped headset.

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#11 2015-08-24 7:00pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

All the Factory Kuwahara's including Apollo's ALL came with Hatta MX-2 Headsets and Bottom Brackets.  Unless the BB's were Sugino for 3 pc cranks.


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#12 2015-09-26 3:06pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

Thanks... I think I have a Hatta ( not the 150.00 one ) haha But it'll work

I want to get a different color stem... (silver one came on it according to seller)
It's a Sugino with the small crown only on it... with the recces for the stem bolt... I imagine that is the correct one?..


Got confused cause - The one that is in the picture here in the museum (NOS in the bike shop attic) appears to have a SR stem...


In the end, after all the b/s and the this and that and tryin to live and do the right thing, you really truely are all alone.

Man tries to rob Bike Shop (True Story):
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

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#13 2015-09-26 8:39pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

wildbillo68 wrote:

Thanks... I think I have a Hatta ( not the 150.00 one ) haha But it'll work

I want to get a different color stem... (silver one came on it according to seller)
It's a Sugino with the small crown only on it... with the recces for the stem bolt... I imagine that is the correct one?..


Got confused cause - The one that is in the picture here in the museum (NOS in the bike shop attic) appears to have a SR stem...

Yeah The Black Sugino stem with the crown on it is the one that came stock... but again sometimes they came with different types.  But that is the main type from factory.


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#14 2015-09-26 8:47pm

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Re: 1983 Kuwahara KYZ

mosun wrote:

wildbillo68 wrote:

Thanks... I think I have a Hatta ( not the 150.00 one ) haha But it'll work

I want to get a different color stem... (silver one came on it according to seller)
It's a Sugino with the small crown only on it... with the recces for the stem bolt... I imagine that is the correct one?..


Got confused cause - The one that is in the picture here in the museum (NOS in the bike shop attic) appears to have a SR stem...

Yeah The Black Sugino stem with the crown on it is the one that came stock... but again sometimes they came with different types.  But that is the main type from factory.

Kool...thanks....
are your forks the Tange TRX aero oval shaped or are the legs round like most forks???


In the end, after all the b/s and the this and that and tryin to live and do the right thing, you really truely are all alone.

Man tries to rob Bike Shop (True Story):
Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

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