Kuwahara Survivor (A.K.A. 2.5)

Factory Specs & Components

Lifecycle: 1982 - 1985
Frame Model: KZ-3 / KZ-4 (Also known as KZ-83 / KZ-84)
Fork Model: Tange ARX (1982) / Tange TRX (1983-1984) / Tange "K" Stamped (1984-1985)
Factory Colors: Chrome w/ Black parts / Black paint w/ Black parts (less common Factory color)
Frame/Fork: 100% Full Chrome-Moly tubing, KZ-83 Non-Stamped, KZ-84/85 Stamped "Kuwahara"
Serial #: Starting T2, T3, K4, K5
Frame Main Tubing Timeline: Teardrop Top & Bottom tubes (1982) / Oval T&B tubes (1983 - early 1984) / Oval T & Round B tubes (late 1983 - 1984) / Round T&B (1985 after the KZ-84 frames ran out)
Frame "Kuwahara/K" Stamping Timeline: Un-Stamped (1982-1983) / Stamped (Late 1983 - 1985)
Top Tube Length:
18.25" - KZ-83 (1982 - early 1984) / 18.75" - KZ-84 (late 1983 - 1984) / 18.25" - KZ-85 (1985)
Top Tube Differences: KZ-84 top tube is longer than the KZ-83 & has a shorter Seat post tube, including shorter rear triangle top tubes. In 1985 they brought back the KZ-83 geometry which we call the KZ-85.
Weight (Complete Bike): 10.5 kg / 23 pounds, 4 ounces
Weight (Parts): 1950g +/- (KZ83 Frame), 2050g +/- (KZ84 Frame), 800g +/- (Laserbars - handlebars), 1950g +/- (KZ85 Frame)
Original Retail Price (Approx.): $299.98 USD
Note:
The frame used in the advertisement image (in banner above) is that of a KZ and is incorrect. The Survivor production frame did not have a gusset and was a KZ-83 / KZ-84 frame which was the same frame used for the Laserlite. The Survivor can be looked at as a Laserlite with low end parts (mainly the Promax seat, 1 pc cranks, Sugino stem, and Black Araya 7x rims were differences).

Frame

Fork

Headset

Stem

Handlebars
 

Grips

B.B.

Crank Set
 

Spider
 

Chainring
 

Pedals
 

Chain

Freewheel

Rims
 

Hubs
 

Spokes

Tires

Seat Post
 

Seat

Seat Clamp

Brake Caliper
 

Brake Lever

Brake Cable

Factory

Original Components

(KZ-83 - 1982 & Early '83)

Tange (Teardrop)

Tange ARX (Teardrop)

Hatta MX-II w/ Suntour Lock Nut

Sugino

Nitto "Laserbars" - Unstamped
(Un-Knurled)

OGK Cobra

Hatta MX-II

Takagi 1 Pc 180mm - Unstamped
or Sugino 1 Pc 180mm

Kuwahara Power Disc
or Takagi Spider

Sugino 44T (Machined)
or Takagi 44T

KKT SMX
or KKT AMX

Izumi (Black/Silver)

Suntour 16T

Ukai Speedlines (Black)
or Araya 7x (Black)

Suntour Sealed High Low Flange
or Suntour Sealed Low Flange

Asahi w/ Black Nipples

IRC Racer 80x Skinwall

Nitto "Laserpost" Layback
- Un-Stamped

Promax Aero Turbo

Suntour Broken Arrow

DC MX-900 (w/ center adjuster)
or DC 890

Dia Compe Tech 3

Dia Compe (Milky Clear)

Factory

Original Components

(KZ-83 - 1983)

Tange (Oval / Oval)

Tange TRX (Oval)

Hatta MX-II w/ Suntour Lock Nut

Sugino

Nitto "Laserbars" - Unstamped
(Knurled)

OGK Cobra

Hatta MX-II

Takagi 1 Pc 180mm - Unstamped
or Sugino 1 Pc 180mm

Kuwahara Power Disc
or Takagi Spider

Sugino 44T (Machined)
or Takagi 44T

KKT SMX
or KKT AMX

Izumi (Black/Silver)

Suntour 16T

Ukai Speedlines (Black)
or Araya 7x (Black)

Suntour Sealed High Low Flange
or Suntour Sealed Low Flange

Asahi w/ Black Nipples

IRC Racer 80x Skinwall

Nitto "Laserpost" Layback
- Un-Stamped

Promax Aero Turbo

Suntour Broken Arrow

DC MX-900 (w/ center adjuster)
or DC 890

Dia Compe Tech 3

Dia Compe (Milky Clear)

Factory

Original Components

(KZ-84 - 1984)

Tange (Oval / Round) - Stamped

Tange TRX (Oval)

Hatta MX-II w/ Suntour Lock Nut

Sugino

Nitto "Laserbars" - Stamped
(Knurled)

OGK Cobra

Hatta MX-II

Takagi 1 Pc 180mm - Stamped
or Sugino 1 Pc 180mm

Kuwahara Power Disc
or Takagi Spider

Sugino 44T (Machined)
or Takagi 44T

KKT SMX
or KKT AMX

Izumi (Black/Silver)

Suntour 16T

Ukai Speedlines (Black)
or Araya 7x (Black)

Suntour Sealed High Low Flange
or Suntour Sealed Low Flange

Asahi w/ Black Nipples

IRC Racer 80x Skinwall

Nitto "Laserpost" Layback
- Stamped

Promax Aero Turbo

Suntour Broken Arrow

DC MX-900 (w/ center adjuster)
or DC 890

Dia Compe Tech 3

Dia Compe (Milky Clear)