1981 Kuwahara KZ-1

1981 Kuwahara KZ-1 BMX

This beauty is my all Factory chrome KZ-1 in Survivor condition! Everything on this classic is almost original and factory stock including the decals. I took it apart piece by piece like I do all my builds and cleaned every single little nut, bolt, bearing, chain link etc and brought it back to new condition. Only the seat post was replaced with a new old stock Nagaoka.

Worthy of any collection as this KZ truly shines and is an absolute show piece!

Icing on the cake… IRC 80x Fat/Skinny Combo Skinwall Tires in blue and Stamped “Kuwahara”!

LITE SAVER dropout savers by Vintage Steel (@vintagesteelbmx)

Year1981BrandKuwaharaModelKZ-1SpecsFactoryConditionSurvivorSerial #K1xxxxxHighlightAll original including decals

Parts List:

FactoryOG Tange Frame
FactoryOG Tange TX-Super Forks w/ Tange Dropout Savers
FactoryOG Factory Decals
FactoryOG Hatta MX-2 Headset
Add OnNOS Suntour Headlock Nut
FactoryOG Suntour Power Stem
FactoryOG Kusuki Redline Approved V-Bar Handlebars
FactoryOG O.G.K. 77/17-A Grips
FactoryNOS Dia Compe Pre-Bent Brake Lever
FactoryOG Dia Compe MX-900 Brake Caliper & Bolt End Cap
FactoryOG Dia Compe Brake Cable & OG Dia Compe Housing
FactoryNOS Nagaoka Fluted Seat Post
FactoryOG Tahei Elina Lightning Bolt Seat
FactoryOG P.D.N.P. Seat Guts
FactoryOG Suntour Seat Clamp
FactoryOG Suntour VX Cranks 175mm
FactoryOG Sugino 3 Piece Conversion Bottom Bracket
FactoryOG Suntour 44T Machined Chainring
FactoryOG KKT FMX Lightning Pedals
FactoryOG Suntour Chainring Bolts
FactoryOG KEC Silver Chain
FactoryOG Ukai Shiny Side Rims
FactoryOG Suntour HF Hubs
FactoryOG Asahi Spokes & Nipples
FactoryOG Suntour 16T Freewheel
FactoryOG IRC Racer 80x Skinwall Tires (20x2.125 Front / 20x1.75 Rear) "Kuwahara" Stamped
FactoryOG IRC Tire Tubes w/ IRC Valve Caps
FactoryOG IRC Rim Strips
Add OnNOS Kuwahara "Made In Osaka" Pad Set
Add OnNEW Vintage Steel Lite Saver Dropout Savers*

NOTE: All parts are N.O.S., or original in Mint condition unless marked with *