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Happy Birthday

by Editor on 07/21/24

Happy Birthday to this incredible woman!

#DiRocks

Diane BD 2024

VROD chrome banjo bolts by COLONY

by Editor on 07/19/24

Swapped out all of the grungy OEM banjo bolts on my bike, here's a pic of the front brake and clutch master cylinders for these beautiful Colony Machine chrome brake line banjo bolts. part number 2191-3
click here to buy on Colony's eBay store

VROD_chrome_banjo_bolt_by_COLONY

I WANT to BUY 2005 VRSCSE CVO VROD

by Editor on 07/19/24

I'm looking to PURCHASE a BLUE Harley-Davidson VRSCSE CVO V-ROD motorcycle like in these photos. (I may also consider the same bike in red or orange)
I'm located in the south Okanagan of British Columbia Canada so I'd like a Canadian bike that is in KHP instead of the US bikes in MPH. If you are not close to my location we can set up a video chat where you can do a walk around video and show me certain areas I want to see. Shipping can be arranged.

If you have one that you want to sell please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the contact link and email me your info.

I want to buy a BLUE 2005 vrscse cvo vrod

I want to BUY a BLUE 2005 VRSCSE CVO VROD


VROD Carbon fiber side covers by MDI Carbon Fiber

by Editor on 07/17/24

Very excited to see this pair of carbon fiber side covers arrive from the folks at MDI Carbon Fiber in California! 
Another piece of the puzzle for the next phase of our 2003 VROD camera bike's upgrades with all the OEM Harley-Davidson body parts will be coming off and replaced with MDI Carbon Fiber parts. 

Here's the direct link to these side covers on the MDI Carbon fiber website

Here's the direct link to all the VROD parts available from MDI Carbon fiber

carbon_fiber_vrod_side_covers_by_MDI_Carbon_Fiber

Orange Cat BUCK

by Editor on 07/15/24

Diane and I have adopted this kitten and she named him Three Quarters, Two Dimes & a Nickel.

But you can call him BUCK

Here's the direct links to his social media accounts:




Orange Cat BUCK

VROD chrome triple tree bolts by COLONY

by Editor on 07/12/24

LOVE this Colony Show Polished Chrome Upper and lower front fork bracket mounting kit part number 2175-4-P to replace the grungy old OEM bolts on our VROD.
Devils in the details!

click here for the direct link to these on Colony's eBay store.

VROD_CHROME_upper_and_lower_front_fork_bracket_mounting_kit_COLONY

Vrod on Global Okanagan news

by Editor on 07/11/24

Big shout out to Peter Quinlan at Global Okanagan News for using our submitted photo our our bike at the Oliver Parks & Recreation sign.
It was 39 degrees Celsius at 11:06 am, welcome to the Canadian desert! 

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VROD IAC unit

by Editor on 07/09/24

Ever since I bought the blue bike it has had an idle issue where it goes from smooth to the tach bouncing a few hundred rmp. Dismissed as probably lack of use and the need to be ridden, but after riding in a few hundred kilometers and having it stall out on me the other day it became apparent it was time to seek answers.

The IAC (Idle Air Control) sensor seemed to be the most likely suspect so I removed the airbox and MotoHooligan to access it. While the bike was running I sprayed carb cleaner into the inlet while working the throttle to prevent it from stalling. This should remove any gummed up deposits and hopefully smooth out the idle, it seemed to help a little bit but not as much as hoped.
Decided to call the local Harley-Davidson dealer and it tuns out this part has been discontinued and obsolete. Next I searched out the part number on eBay and found a brand new in the box sensor but at 3 times the price... nothing to do but swear a little (well actually a lot) and add to cart. Should arrive in 10 days.

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Ford Lake photoshoot

by Editor on 07/06/24

Stopped at Ford Lake alongside Green Mountain Road for some saddlebags snacks, ice cold water, pictures and a video. Beautiful place.

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VROD jiffy stand mounting kit for VRODS by COLONY

by Editor on 07/05/24

I highly recommend that you check the bushings on your bike's Jiffy stand, especially the lower one. They do wear out and can cause damage to the metal of the frame rail or even allow your jiffy stand to disengage from the motorcycle...
Colony jiffy stand mounting kit for VRODS part number 3134-4


vrod_jiffy_stand_mounting_kit_by_COLONY

Log barn

by Editor on 07/04/24

Had to stop for a picture with this cool old log barn on White Lake road just off of Highway 97.

2005_blue_vrscse_cvo_vrod_log_barn

Canadian VRSCSE CVO VROD

by Editor on 07/02/24

Added this chrome Canadian maple leaf to the 2005 VRSCSE CVO VROD on Canada Day, this bike is only one of 20 in this colour that were originally sent to Canada. 

blue_cvo_vrscse_vrod_canadian

Canada Day

by Editor on 07/01/24

Happy 157th Birthday Canada!

I am, have been, and alway be, Proud to be Canadian.

blue_vrscse_cvo_vrod_at_yellow_lake

Canada Day long weekend

by Editor on 06/29/24

Happy Canada Day long weekend everyone, enjoy your time with family and friends.

Canada Day in the rockies

Chrome VROD shock hardware by COLONY

by Editor on 06/28/24

BEST $39.25 ever spent on my V-ROD.
Got this Colony Show Polished Chrome Shock Mount Kit, 2158-11-P
Polished Allen bolts bolts, spacers, washers & nut, to replace the grungy old OEM parts.
Devils in the details!

Here's the direct link to these on Colony's eBay store.

VROD_chrome_shock_mounting_hardware_COLONY

Vrod carbon fiber radiator side covers by MDI Carbon fiber

by Editor on 06/27/24

Very excited to see this pair of carbon fiber radiator side covers arrive from the folks at MDI Carbon Fiber in California! 
This marks the beginning for the next phase of our 2003 VROD camera bike's upgrades with all the OEM Harley-Davidson body parts will be coming off and replaced with MDI Carbon Fiber parts. 

Here's the direct link to these radiator side covers on the MDI Carbon fiber website

Here's the direct link to all the VROD parts available from MDI Carbon fiber

0206_vrod_carbon_fiber_radiator_side_covers

Saddlebags on a 2005 VRSCSE CVO VROD

by Editor on 06/26/24

These genuine Harley-Davidson hard shell saddlebags are staying on my bike much to the dismay of many. The lower portion would look better if it matched the two tone blue but getting the paint code from Harley is impossible & anything less than a perfect match would drive me bonkers... 
Therefore there are only two options I'll consider, leaving them as is or having the lower sections chromed to match the tops. 

If you know of a Canadian company that can chrome plastic let me know.

saddlebags_on_blue_cvo_vrscse_vrod

Genuine Harley-Davidson VROD Sundowner Seat

by Editor on 06/25/24

SOLD: Genuine Harley-Davidson Sundowner Seat. (RIDER SEAT ONLY) fits 02-06 VRODS
Pre-owned but in Very good condition.
Price $265USD + shipping & all PayPal fees.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SEAT HAS BEEN SOLD

Harley Davidson Sundowner seat for VROD

Green Lake photoshoot

by Editor on 06/24/24

This might be one of my favourite pictures so far this season.
Taken at Green Lake in the south Okanagan of British Columbia Canada. 
more pictures form this shoot in photo gallery #3 click here to view

2005 harley davidson vrscse cvo vrod blue poster shot

Ride Explore Get Home Safe

by Editor on 06/23/24

While riding on Highway 3A in the South Okanagan I pulled over to get a shot of the ominous sky in the direction I was heading...

handlebar view of ominous sky

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