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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Arlen Ness

More touring options from Arlen Ness

ARLEN Ness is continuing with its products for Touring bikes with the introduction of Deep Cut frame grills. The USA made grills are machined from billet aluminum and match the Deep Cut range of accessories from Arlen Ness. The bolt-on piece is available in a choice of chrome or black anodized finishes, mounts to the front frame tubes and works with the stock engine guard. 

A second part that is offered in Deep Cut style along with the choices of Slot Track and Beveled is the Arlen Ness billet aluminum ignition switch cover. It has been designed to fit ‘07-‘13 FLT, ‘14 FLT, and ‘12-up international model FLTs.

Bodywork-wise Arlen Ness has a choice of two replacement saddlebag designs for use on Touring models; Big Bags and Down-N-Out.
Big Bags are the original Arlen Ness replacement bags. They are longer than stock for a better look and increased storage. Produced using a state-of-the-art computer controlled injection process, which produces a smooth and finished product on both inner and outer surfaces, every saddlebag goes through a 13-hour post cure cycle in computer-controlled ovens to ensure maximum strength and temperature stability over a wide heat range.
Once finished the bags are jig drilled and lid tested to ensure proper fit and function with the factory lids. Big Bags are available in a ready-to-paint primer finish and sold in pairs for ‘93-‘14 FLT applications. Lids and mounting hardware are not included.

To finish off the bags, Arlen Ness has billet latches available, which will work with OEM or aftermarket saddlebags, and accept the factory locks. They are offered in a range of styles to match other parts from the company. 

The Arlen Ness Down-N-Out bags are 6in longer and 2in lower than the company’s original Big Bags and feature a patent-pending taper on the lower section of the bag for a clean new look and an extra 2in of ground clearance.
Constructed from high quality composite materials and oven cured over a wide heat range to ensure stability and durability, each bag has hand-placed fibers strategically located to provide the highest structural integrity possible and a maximum strength to weight ratio. Each bag is fit and lid tested and passes a 14-point quality control process. 

Down-N-Out bags are designed to fit factory lids and hardware and are available in a primed, ready to paint finish for use on ‘93-up and ‘14 FLT applications.
To work with the bags, Arlen Ness offers its stretched Down-N-Out fender kits as a direct replacement for ‘98-up FLT Bagger models. Like the bags, the fenders are constructed from high quality composite materials and oven cured and supplied primed and ready to paint. 
Each kit includes a billet Ness LED license/taillight assembly with turn signals that mount in the recessed area of the fender. Also included are exhaust extensions and chrome heat shields, and hidden steel fender support brackets and flexible hidden antenna for clean installation. Options on the fenders include 
dual, single or no exhaust cut-outs. 

A second rear fender option for use on ’97-onward FLT Baggers and ’14 Softails is the Arlen Ness Bagger-Tail fender kit. The pre-drilled composite fender is a direct replacement for the factory part and fills the gap between the fender and the bags. The fender works with stock tires and tires up to 200mm wide. The kit is supplied with a Ness LED license/taillight assembly with turn signals that mount in the recessed area of the fender with the whole light assembly plugging into the factory harness for simple installation.
Recommended for use with either Ness Big Bags or saddlebag extensions, the kit has hidden steel fender support brackets and flexible hidden antenna are included for a clean installation, and there is the option of cut-outs for dual exhaust, single exhaust or no exhaust cut-outs.

Dublin, California, USA
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