1983 Kuwahara Laserlite “Turbo”

The LLT - Laserlite Turbo

This is my custom Rider from my private collection – The Vintage Steel & Kuwahara BMX Museum. (The 1st of approximately 60 vintage BMX ranging from 16”, 20” and 24” including BMX Scooters) I will reveal 1 BMX each Friday for the next year.

A mid 1983 Kuwahara Laserlite with oval tubes in “Smoked Black” chrome with chrome parts – MY Answer to the Harry Leary Turbo!

Original Tange Japan made chrome frame set sits un-touched underneath the smoked black paint. Chrome and polished combination of all Factory Correct parts with the exception of the Sugino Mighty Crank Set, brake cable and valve caps! Since this is one of my “Riders” (yes, this means that I ride it), the overall condition is a combination or original good survivor to mint condition.

Custom Factory spec Chrome & Licensed decals by Vintage Steel BMX (@vintagesteelbmx).

And of course… the rare “Kuwahara” stamped IRC 80x Tires (Fat/Skinny Combo) are the ICING on the cake!

HIGHLIGHT: T3G – My mid ’83 un-stamped Laserlite with oval top and bottom tubes. A must have in every collection.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Lots of factory correct parts like the Original Hatta Headset with original bearings & hardware, Original IRC tubes and rim strips, Original Dia Compe caliper bolt end caps and all part nuts, washers, and bolts.

Year1983BrandKuwaharaModelLaserliteSpecsCustomConditionExcellentSerial #T3JxxxxHighlightMid '83 / July Production Run

Parts List:

FactoryOG Tange KZ83 Frame (Smoked Black)
FactoryOG Tange TRX Forks (Smoked Black) w/ Tange Dropout Savers
FactoryNEW Custom Chrome Reproduction Decals (Vintage Steel)*
FactoryOG Hatta MX-2 Headset
FactoryNOS Suntour Headlock Nut
FactoryOG Suntour Power Stem
AlterationNitto / GT Pro "Smoked" Handlebars
FactoryNOS O.G.K. 82-2A Cobra Grips
FactoryOG Dia Compe Tech 3 Brake Lever
FactoryOG Dia Compe MX-900 Brake Caliper w/ Centron Centering Adjuster & Bolt End Cap
FactoryOG Dia Compe Brake Cable & NEW Cable Housing
FactoryNOS Nitto Layback Seat Post
FactoryOG Tahei Elina Aero Turbo Seat
FactoryOG P.D.N.P. Seat Guts
FactoryOG Suntour Broken Arrow Seat Clamp
AlterationSugino Crown 3 PC Cranks (Replaced Sugino 400 3 PC Cranks)
AlterationOG Sealed 3 PC Bottom Bracket (Replaced Sugino Sealed Bearing BB)
AlterationNOS Sugino Drilled 45T Chainring
FactoryOG Suntour XC-II Pedals
FactoryOG Sugino Chainring Bolts
FactoryNEW Izumi Silver Chain*
FactoryOG Araya 7X Chrome Rims
FactoryOG Suntour Sealed Bearing LF Hubs
FactoryOG Asahi Spokes w/ Black Nipples
FactoryOG Suntour 16T Freewheel
FactoryOG IRC Racer 80x Skinwall Tires (20x2.125 Front / 20x1.75 Rear) "Kuwahara" Stamped
FactoryOG IRC Tire Tubes w/ Pacific Valve Caps
FactoryOG Rim Strips
Add OnNOS Kuwahara "Made In Osaka" Pad Set

NOTE: All parts are N.O.S., Original or Re-furbished in Mint condition unless marked with *