We at Barnett Tool & Engineering are proud to make 2013 our 65th year in the motorcycle industry! As we begin our 65th year, let’s reflect back over the years to see how Barnett and the entire motorcycle industry have changed since our early beginnings in 1948.
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 exclusive Kevlar friction material which we were the first to introduce in 1991, as well as improved product designs and state of the art technology and machinery. Today, we continue to seek out new and improved materials, machinery and technology in order to produce the finest quality clutches and cables for your motorcycle or ATV.
Committed to producing top quality products at fair and competitive prices, Barnett products are 100% made in the USA and the vast majority of our products are manufactured in-house at our 43,000 sq. ft. facility. In addition, we only purchase materials and services from companies within the USA.
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 American made motorcycle products.