Our History

Where Know How Meets How To

Barrow Cycle Works was originally established in April of 1983, off Hwy. 53 just north of Winder, Georgia, offering an economical alternative to the dealership’s high prices on parts and service.

Back in those days, there were few choices when it came to motorcycle salvage.  Lack of knowledge regarding repair and parts interchangeability led auto junkyards to commonly pile motorcycles along with household appliances to be shredded for scrap metal.  An opportunity presented itself.

Today, our focus is on older bikes. Bikes the dealership won’t touch. Virtually all Franchised dealerships offer parts & service on bikes up to 10 years old. That leaves a lot of customers out in the cold. Go back 25+ years, and almost no one will touch a bike that old. And for good reason. These bikes have been exposed to decades of weather extremes, and have fasteners that have never been moved, and are corroded and seized. Now you need a specialist in removing seized fasteners, stripped threads, and broken bolts. Today’s dealership technicians aren’t trained for that. And, parts get real hard to find.

That’s where we come in.

Bear in mind though, If your’e not careful, and old vintage bike can become a “money pit”, so it’s important to evaluate each one on a case by case basis. It’s not uncommon to have way more invested in a bike than you could ever hope to get out of it. But, there’s a special feeling that comes with riding a piece of history.

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With our one-on-one approach, you'll experience the difference of working directly with a dedicated technician who shares your passion for motorcycles. From the initial consultation to the final rev of the engine, your needs and preferences are at the forefront of our service. We take the time to understand your motorcycle's history, your riding style, and your aspirations, ensuring that every repair, upgrade, or customization aligns perfectly with your vision.

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George Twitty

Founder
Posing with his 1981 Yamaha XV750 Virago, the first Japanese cruiser, with a V-twin engine designed to capitalize on the popularity of Harley-Davidson. The XV750 was the first production street bike to use a single shock rear suspension, and went virtually unchanged until 1984, when the mono-shock was replaced with dual shocks, along with a host of other things, for pure aesthetics. It needed to look more like a Harley. The Virago name was eventually replaced with the name V-Star.
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George Twitty

Lead Mechanic
He can reassemble an engine in the dark that’s been taken apart and stored in a bushel basket in a barn for 20 years. He’s got a lot of stories like that to tell. And most of them are true.
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George Twitty

Project Manager
Yeah, he’s that guy too.
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Office Manager/Sales Rep/Go-fer
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