1986 Kuwahara Trial KN 24

1986 Kuwahara 24 Trial KN Vintage BMX

The Kuwahara Trial Kevin Norton… one of those hidden gems that collectors don’t know about.

A Factory Kuwahara 24” BMX with a 5 inch head tube. Similar geometry to the 1984 Kuwahara 24 BMX but with a longer top tube and cantilever brake posts. Kuwahara and K stamping all around and even came with the stamped Nitto Laserbars with the lower rise. However, some parts were adjusted and this frame set was customized to mount side pulley old school brake callipers by removing the cantilever brake posts and built with an all red theme.

Built this for a customer but with its beauty and rarity, I’ve decided to showcase it in the museum.

Year1986BrandKuwaharaModel24" Trial KNSpecsCustomConditionShowSerial ##K6G

Parts List:

FactoryOG Tange Frame
FactoryOG Tange Fork
FactoryNEW Custom Kuwahara Decals*
AlterationNEW Tange Seiki MX125 Head Set (Replaced Hatta Vesta)*
Add OnNOS Landar Headlock Nut
FactoryOG Nitto MX-7 Stem
AlterationNEW Nitto Cruiser Handlebars (Replaced Laserbars)*
AlterationNOS Dia Compe MX-1000 Brake Caliper (Replaced Dia Compe XC Power)
AlterationNOS Dia Compe Tech 3 Brake Lever (Replaced Dia Compe 183)
AlterationNEW AME Tri Grips*
FactoryOG Strong Seat Post w/ Built-In Guts
AlterationNEW Kashimax Aero Padded Seat (Replaced Ariake "Kuwahara" Padded)*
AlterationNEW Redline Flight 180 Cranks* (Replaced Sugino 165)
AlterationOG Sugino 39T Chainring (Replaced Sugino 24T)
FactoryNEW MKS Grafight-XX Pedals*
AlterationNEW Yaban Chain (Replaced KEC Chain)*
AlterationNEW Skyway Tuff II Mag Wheels (Replaced Araya RM-25)*
FactoryNEW Dicta 18T Freewheel (Replaced Suntour 20T)*
AlterationNEW Cheng Shin Comp 3 Skinwall Tires (Replaced IRC Trial Winner Skinwall)*
Add OnNEW Kuwahara "Made In Osaka" Pad Set*

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