1983 Kuwahara Laserlite “Grail”

1983 Laserlite Grail

This is my Grail. The Monster. The late ’83 Laserlite. Kuwahara’s Ultimate racing machine at its peak of perfection and popularity.

This version of the Laserlite model is absolutely my favorite as it was only produced for about 4 months from mid October 1983 to Mid February 1984. Made by Tange in Japan, the Chromoly frame has Oval top and Bottom main tubes. Also, its features the beginning of Kuwahara Brand stamped frame sets. With the new “K” stamped rear dropouts, “Kuwahara” Stamped brake bridge, “Kuwahara Laser-Post” stamped Nitto seat post, and “Kuwahara Laser-Bars” stamped Nitto handlebars. The oval tubing Tange TRX forks also came stock on this model as well.

HIGHLIGHT: This Laserlite is the Gem in my collection. 100% Factory Correct and absolutely in Mint Show Condition like it came straight from the Factory in 1983. Every single component on this build was NOS (New Old Stock) except for the frame and decals.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Building a Laserlite where each component was Factory and New was the goal. This includes the IRC tire tubes, rim strips, Dia Compe brake cable & silver housing, P.D.N.P. seat guts and every little spoke, nipple, bolt and nut. With era correct date stamps of each component.

IMO, a Kuwahara just isn’t Complete or Factory without the correct tires!… so the “Kuwahara” stamped IRC 80x Tires (Fat/Skinny Combo) are the ICING on the cake!

Factory Correct & Licensed decals by Vintage Steel BMX (@vintagesteelbmx).

Year1983BrandKuwaharaModelLaserliteSpecs100% FactoryConditionMINTSerial ##T3JxxxxHighlight99% NOS Like New

Parts List:

FactoryMINT Original Tange KZ83 Frame - "Kuwahara" & "K" Stamped
FactoryNOS Tange TRX Forks
FactoryNOS Tange Fork Dropout Savers
FactoryNEW Factory Correct Reproduction Decals (Vintage Steel)*
FactoryNOS Hatta MX-2 Headset
FactoryNOS Suntour Headlock Nut
FactoryNOS Suntour Power Stem
FactoryNOS Nitto "Laserbars" Handlebars
FactoryNOS O.G.K. 82-2A Cobra Grips
FactoryNOS Dia Compe Tech 3 Brake Lever
FactoryNOS Dia Compe MX-900 Brake Caliper w/ Centron Centering Adjuster & Bolt End Cap
FactoryNOS Dia Compe Brake Cable & NOS Dia Compe Silver Housing
FactoryNOS Nitto "Laser-Post" Layback Seat Post
FactoryNOS Tahei Elina Aero Turbo Seat
FactoryNOS P.D.N.P. Seat Guts
FactoryNOS Suntour Broken Arrow Seat Clamp
FactoryNOS Sugino 400 Cranks 180mm
FactoryNOS Sugino Sealed Bottom Bracket
FactoryNOS Sugino 44T Machined Chainring
FactoryNOS Suntour XC-II Pedals
FactoryNOS Sugino Chainring Bolts
FactoryNOS Izumi Black/Silver Chain
FactoryNOS Chain Tensioner
FactoryNOS Araya 7X Chrome Rims
FactoryNOS Suntour Sealed Bearing LF Hubs
FactoryNOS Asahi Spokes w/ Black Nipples
FactoryNOS Suntour 16T Freewheel
FactoryNOS IRC Racer 80x Skinwall Tires (20x2.125 Front / 20x1.75 Rear) "Kuwahara" Stamped
FactoryNOS IRC Tire Tubes w/ Pacific Valve Caps
FactoryNOS 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 *