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Arlen Ness passes #5052367 03/24/19 02:15 AM
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Before the ridiculous manufactured drama of so-called reality show motorcycle customizers, there was Arlen Ness. An Icon in the motorcycle world.

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He was almost the Ed Roth of the custom motorcycle world for a while - - I REALLY Hated some of his creations - but he WAS talented


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I saw him and his beautiful shorty fram Harleys in the 70's or 80's at the Oakland Coluseum at a car show. Beautiful...


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RIP. An artist who used the bike as a canvas, he did some beautiful work.


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That's too bad. Always thought his stuff was interesting and of higher quality than some of the later (and more famous) customizers.


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