Arlen Ness- RIP

Arlen Ness long considered the grandfather of custom motorcycles. His designs are timeless. He inspired most all of the current custom motorcycle fabricators out there today.

Beyond his incredible talent as a designer, he was known as a true gentlemen and very kind to anyone who met him.

I made a point of using many of his aftermarket items when I rebuilt my first Harley chop back in the in the late 80's.

For folks not familiar with him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlen_Ness


Definitely a piece of Americana; the innovative bike builders of the past. RIP.


Here is a nice article about Arlen from last year.

https://www.hotbikeweb.com/day-in-life-arlen-ness


Another of the greatest generation, has left this world.

steven steven
Mar '19

Sad to hear. He was one of the best and will be missed

Raisin Raisin
Mar '19

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