Pegasus Engineering was established in 2001 as a result of Graham re-building an old BSA A10 Gold Flash, and was struggling to buy old motorcycle parts.
Graham made a few parts at work, but could not always get on a machine, so he bought himself a small lathe, to make his own parts at home.
Having had 28 years experience in the engineering trade, Graham knew quite a lot about machines and materials so had no problem getting started.
Graham used to get phone calls and visits from his biker friends asking him to make them parts for their bikes, needless to say his A10 and bits got pushed to the back of the garage, now it is finished and is also a
show winning bike.
So why the name Pegasus?
Graham’s stepdaughter Sarah, came up with the name. It seemed the most appropriate name to call the business, as Graham has a large collection of different kinds of Pegasus objects around the house, he also has a
Pegasus tattooed on his arm.
Graham was running it part-time, until January 2002, when he had the bad news that the company he had been working for the last 16 years was closing, both partners were retiring and making him redundant.
Having discussed it with his wife Lyn, they thought long and hard, and
at the age of 46, decided to work at it full-time, on his own for now,
Lyn helps him, by doing all the paperwork, ordering, computer stuff, etc.
Graham has now got a couple of motorcycle businesses who come to him asking him to manufacture specialized parts for them, they include
Magpie Motorcycles (who specialise in restoring classic machines such as AJS, Triumph, BSA, Etc) Supreme Harley Supplies (who specialise in custom Harley's), these are just a couple of our customers.
In 2001, Graham was asked to do some work for a friend of his, it was on
an Isuzu Zen, a Japanese Concept car, which was very interesting and complicated, but he enjoyed doing it, because it was a challenge, and he completed the work in the timescale required.
So, where do you go to get a special Stainless Steel 1 off top nut made for your custom machine, or get those engine bushes for a 1902 Zedel
(which is the oldest bike Graham has ever made any parts for)
or even over / oversize valve guides for that Triumph you have had in a shed for years?
Well, Pegasus Engineering may have the answer.