Defending our prices
Thanks, I saw those. I just want an extention kit. Not $800+ forward controls. Some of these aftermarket companies must cast these parts in gold. I'm by no means cheap, but give us a break.
Our forward controls for the FURY start at $710.95, Accutronix parts are not cheap, however quality never is. Our parts are not for everyone & we are proud of that fact. There are several reasons for this & I would like to point out a few.
1) Accutronix items are CNC machined from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum in Phoenix Arizona USA.
2) When we purchase our raw billet, we request aluminum that was produced in the USA not over seas.
3) When we order our Stainless Steel or Chrome bolts we buy them from a bolt manufacturer in Mesa Arizona USA.
4) Your stock shifter & brake lever pivot on nylon bushings & this is normal for the after market industry too. However, Accutronix uses sealed roller bearings for the pivots because they are tighter, smoother & bullet proof compared to a nylon bushing.
5) Accutronix is the only one that has backing plates that bolt to the frame that are ¾” thick 6061 T-6 Billet Aluminum. Everyone else uses ½” & that works great, it just is not as durable or beefy looking as ¾”.
6) Our shift & brake arms are ½” thick 6061 T-6 Billet Aluminum, everyone else uses 3/8”.
7) The Anodizer we use is in Tempe Arizona USA.
8) The Chrome shops we use are in Phoenix Arizona USA, Tempe Arizona USA, Fresno California USA, & San Jose California USA.
9) Our Forward controls come complete with every nut, bolt, washer, hose & connection you need to install them. The only thing you need is a bike, brake fluid, & a few tools.
10) We have been in business for 25 years, so we will most likely be here if you ever need a replacement part.
11) All of employees are citizens of the USA.
12) You can call here & talk to me, the designer of these parts, & I speak English (and Redneck).
13) When I design a part, I am concerned with the QUALITY, safety, design, function & then the price. Many prototypes never go into production because we feel the price will exceed what the average American can justify.
14) When I design a part, I NEVER sacrifice quality to lower the cost of the item. I NEVER try to build the least expensive part on the market. I leave that to copy cats in Taiwan & China.
15) I never design a item similar to one that someone else is already making, unless I can greatly improve the quality.
I know I will catch hell over this posting, but at least I had the balls to post it. I know other vendors would like to but are sacred.
If having a high quality part manufactured in the USA at a fair & reasonable price is important to you, check out Accutronix