|Suntour XC-II pedals : Suntour made these amazing pedals that came on KZ-83 LaserLite models as well as other high end BMX bikes back in the 1980's. These were actually designed for mountain bikes but were more popular on BMX bikes. Suntour made some of the best pedals around and these pedals featured high precision sealed bearings for super smooth action. They were very light with their aluminum bodies and alloy cages which could be replaced. The bolts on the XC-II pedals (at least mine) did not say Suntour and these pedals were available in both 1/2inch size for one piece cranks or 9/16inch size for three piece cranks. These pedals were re-buildable and spares were sold separately from dealers. Made in Japan
|Suntour XC-II pedal cages and spindles : Suntour was kind enough to sell repair parts separately for their high performance XC-II pedals so we did not have to go out and buy brand new ones. Cages were sold in pairs (above) and came in plastic bags. On the right is a picture of spindles that were also sold separately and came in the same plastic bag like the XC-II pedal cages. Cages came printed with "SUNTOUR X.C - II JAPAN PAT. PEND. " on the outside.
An old advertisement from an old BMX magazine in 1983 showing the new Suntour XC-II pedals. Kuwahara LaserLites (KZ-83) came standard with these pedals as well as other high end BMX bikes.
Special thanks to Mike "mcam" Neville for his help with this scan.
|KKT (FMX) Lightning Pedals : These were used on all the Kuwahara KZ-1 bikes and were one of the best pedals ever designed back in those days. Made in Japan by the Kyokuto Manufacturing Company. These pedals came in beautiful anodized colors of Red, Blue and Gold. Silver was also available and I believe black was too. Available in 1/2inch size for one piece cranks or 9/16inch size for three piece cranks.
|KKT (LMX) Lightning pedals : These pedals were very similar to the classic FMX pedals and used the same outer cages. The only difference with the LMX pedals was the magnesium inner body to help reduce weight slightly. The downside was higher pricing and a less attractive appearance. These were KKT's High end pedals back in the early 1980's. Available in the same colors and sizes as the standard (FMX) Lightning pedals.
|Suntour Pedal cages : A spare set of New Old Stock (NOS) silver SunTour pedal cages I have. SunTour also made excellent pedals that were almost identical to the KKT lightning pedals back in the early 1980's. In fact the SunTour pedals seem to be a lot rarer than the KKT pedals. I do not see many NOS sets for sale nowadays. These cages are stamped SunTour BMX Japan on both sides.