Krazy Horses

Paul Beamish’s top bikes

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Gary Pinchin

Krazy Horse have just cel­e­brated 20 years in busi­ness and they’ve come a long way. The out­fit was cre­ated by Paul Beamish when he dis­cov­ered he couldn’t get the parts he wanted – nowa­days the Bury St Ed­munds HQ is a deal­er­ship, im­porter, café and a whole lot more. Here Beamish talks us through two of his favourite bikes.

1952 H-D Pan­head

It’s got a 1952 wish­bone frame with a 1200cc Pan­head mo­tor. I bought it in 1996/97 as a rat from Martin at Booth Hill, a cus­tom shop be­tween Swin­don and Ox­ford. It had a hor­ri­ble af­ter­mar­ket frame but I man­aged to buy a wish­bone frame for £250 when no one wanted stuff like that. I ran it around with the wish­bone for a while then in 1998/99 I stripped it and re­built the en­gine. Pageant painted it and it’s still in the same form as then. It’s re­ally spe­cial be­cause I’ve rid­den it all over the place and it still puts a smile on my face ev­ery ride.

Pimp My Glide

This Shov­el­head goes by sev­eral names in­clud­ing ‘Har­riet’ and ‘El Greengo’. It was the first Har­ley I bought. I got it in 1990 and as I rode home I thought, ‘this is more money than I’ve ever paid for a bike - what the f*** have I bought?’ but the more I rode it, the more I liked it. I de­cided that as we were a cus­tom shop, I should do some­thing with it but I wanted it to ride like a modern bike. So it’s got de­cent PM brakes and Primo belt drive and clutch, Dyna air sus­pen­sion front and rear, a Magna Charger su­per­charger - which is pretty rare be­cause they didn’t do many for the Shov­els. Thing I like is that they added ex­tra finning to the hous­ing on this par­tic­u­lar model, which looks neat. It’s to­tally ride­able

‘I man­aged to buy a wish­bone frame for £250’

Who are you call­ing Har­riet? Meet the blown Shov­el­head Beamish loves that ex­tra finning Check out the Pan­head’s bell­mouth

Beamish says the 1952 Pan­head makes him smile ev­ery ride

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