Monday, October 8, 2012

Barnett Clutches and Cables

"As we approach our 65th year of manufacturing top quality American made motorcycle products, we would like to say "Thank You" to all of our loyal customers who have continued to support us over the years. We at Barnett continue to design and produce new, innovative and improved products each year.

Charlie Barnett first started in his garage making parts for his riding buddies. He knew he could make better parts for motorcycles than what was being offered and spare parts weren't easy to come by, so Charlie started making his own. In 1948, he opened a shop in a small storefront in Huntington Park, CA. Cable assemblies for British bikes were the majority of the business back in the early days. The late 50's brought the introduction of Barnett clutch plates. Thankfully, Honda helped bring motorcycling more into the mainstream in the USA and this created a greater demand for quality aftermarket products. New products, new ideas, and the involvement of the next generation of the Barnett family shaped the 60's for Barnett Tool & Eng. The 70's and 80's brought growth, expansion and new and improved materials. The 90's brought more new materials, such as our Kevlar friction material in 1991, as well as improved product designs and state of the art technology and machinery.

We at Barnett continue to be dedicated to bringing the highest quality motorcycle products to our customers while continuing to follow Charlie and Afton Barnett's company principles from many years ago. Barnett Tool & Eng. continues to be family owned and operated with three generations of the Barnett family currently involved in day to day operations and we will continue to strive to manufacture and produce only the highest quality motorcycle products. Made in the U.S.A.- since 1948."

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