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Default R.I.P. Arlen Ness




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It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by loved ones after the most creative and inspirational life anyone could imagine.

The most important things in Arlen’s life were his wife of 59 years Beverly, his children, grandchildren, friends and motorcycles. Arlen once said that “Motorcycling has been a great ride…my whole life since I’ve been motorcycling has been wonderful. I’ve met so many nice people. Friends all over the world…. We can go almost anyplace and stay with friends. It’s been great.” With few words Arlen conveyed his priorities every day, family and friends.

Everyone who knew Arlen respects him for his achievements and for who he was as a person, both of which are superlatives. The respect is how Arlen came to deserve the commonly spoken nickname “The King of Custom Motorcycles”. Arlen rarely reflected on his own success. He never planned for it, this is because what he achieved had never been done before; it had never been dreamt of.

Arlen has touched the lives of our family, the Arlen Ness team and thousands of others around the world with his genuine character. We will announce a memorial service and celebration of life after some private time, and appreciate your understanding. We thank you for your respects and condolences.

Although the Ness family cannot put their loss into words, they can look up and smile knowing Arlen has done something that few men do in a lifetime of trying. He has inspired.
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Wow!
Sorry to hear this.
Prayers to the family.
Arlen Ness is a huge part of the motorcycle world.
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He'll be missed, But what a LEGACY he left behind!
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RIP Arlen Ness. You blazed a trail and established a legacy for others to follow.
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Oh May ur soul rest in eternal peace with god. Thank you Legend
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Truly one of the greats in chopper history passed away earlier today.
A pioneer in so many ways.
He really did some nice Sportsters and influenced my builds in a big way back in the 70’s and 80’s.
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The news I get to miss out on when being away from the forums for a few weeks.
This is sad news indeed. Arlen, may you Ride In Peace with the exhaust note of your dreams! Not just legendary in chopper circles, but also those who want to change even just a little something on their bike.

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Arlen Ness was unexpectedly unpretentious. Mild-mannered. But once in a while he allowed himself to cut loose.

One of those moments came two years ago when he was 77 years old, rumbling across the nation with his son Cory Ness on their hand-built motorcycles. They stopped for gas in the middle of nowhere, Colorado.

“All of a sudden Dad lit up the tires and did a burnout across the gas station,” Ness said. “It was so unlike him — he really was a responsible motorcycle guy, real friendly and humble. But man, you should have seen the look on people’s faces. He loved it.”
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