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MUSTANG FLYING HIGH WITH BMW OFFERINGS

by Editor on 07/02/15

BMW R nineT Replacement Seats Now Available

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BMW has a proud tradition of craftsmanship and innovation, the same principles that Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC was founded on back in 1980. Combining technological tradition with historic styling cues has resulted in BMW's landmark R nineT motorcycle, which is gaining worldwide popularity while breaking the mold of who the typical BMW rider is. BMW believes motorcycling is a passionate pastime and developed the R nineT for those who like it pure and original. However being a BMW purist no longer means you have to compromise comfort! 
 
Our BMW offerings are more than replacement seats, they are upgrades to your riding experience, explains Mustang’s Sales Manager Jesse Sargent. In the past 35 years Mustang has grown from a small operation making just a dozen seats a day, to now being a worldwide leader in the design and construction of motorcycle seats. Like BMW, Mustang is proud of our heritage, but we believe in technology and innovation to keep our seats on the cutting edge.
 
With both Mustang's legendary Tripper Fastback and our 12 inch wide solo, we have the new BMW R nineT covered adds Jesse. And with our matching passenger seat, you can bring along a friend! Classic looks combined with the best support available ensure your ride is better than ever.
 
A combination of innovation, technology and handcraftsmanship, along with an unwavering focus on quality and customer satisfaction has Mustang flying high. Interestingly, like Mustang's namesake P-51 aircraft, BMW also has aviation roots, even their distinctive roundel is a spin on a stylized propeller. As Jesse says, Mustang continues to earn its wings with every ride!
  
Vintage Solo Seat: Part #76847
Vintage Passenger Seat For R nineT:  Part #76848
Tripper FastBack: Part #76849
 
 

mustang seats
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About Mustang: Flying high for 35 years, Mustang takes pride in handcrafting the highest quality seats in the world in our state-of-the-art facility in Three Rivers, Massachusetts.  With an unwavering focus on quality and customer satisfaction since 1980, Mustang has grown to be the leader in the design and construction of aftermarket motorcycle seats. No one is more dedicated to building a more stylish, functional and comfortable seat than Mustang. Mustang earns its wings with riders around the globe with every ride!

Happy Canada Day

by Editor on 07/01/15

Happy 148th Birthday Canada, we love you : ) 

Canada Day

Canada Day Super Stash at Kamloops Harley Davidson

by Editor on 07/01/15

canada day sticker stash Kamloops Harley Davidson

HAPPY CANADA DAY

VRIDETVstickerStash happened at Kamloops Harley Davidson the swag bag is taped to the pole circled in this picture.

HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SUPER STASH 

 ZootFresh, LLC has added a charger so you'll be able to change your phone from your Motorcycle and a sticker. Mustang Seats added 2 stickers, a pen & pin. Kamloops Harley-Davidson has added a Harley-Davidson bottle opener & keychain. Accent Inns added their Biker Rubber Duck. Ride Safe sticker & patch from us at Vridetv Canada. A cell phone wallet from inReach CanadaSchuberth North America Sticker. Two stickers from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. and Stickers from: Progressive Suspension & Igor Pugdog.

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads."

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,

if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

Camera gear mounted on 2014 Harley Davidson Vrod Muscle

by Editor on 06/26/15

Transferring the handlebar cam from our 03 Vrod to the 2014 Muscle posed a few challenges, 49mm fork tubes to 56mm meant that I had to get the clamps machined. The camera plate itself was usable but 4 new angle brackets had to be made, nothing to serious but time consuming none the less. The rear cam set up is temporary, I'm working on a few ideas to take it off the luggage rack and make a mount of it own. 
Here's a shot of the bike at White Rock Beach, more images & info can be seen here http://www.vridetv.com/motorcycle.html

2014 Harley Davidson VRSCF Vrod Muscle with saddlebags

VRIDETV Sticker Stash at Bates Motel with Kamloops Harley Davidson

by Editor on 06/22/15

VRIDETV #StickerStash happend at the Bates Motel in Aldergrove!

There's a bonus stash of a Harley-Davidson Keychain and Bottle opener from Kamloops Harley-Davidson

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads."

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

bates motel

Deeley Exhibition Vintage Motorcycle Show & Shine

by Editor on 06/22/15

Deeley Exhibition Vancouver Vintage Motorcycle Show & Shine

The Deeley Exhibition Presents: 
The Vancouver Vintage Motorcycle Show & Shine

Sunday June 28, 2015 
11a.m. to 3p.m.

Register your Vintage (Pre 1980) Motorcycle and receive a food truck voucher plus one raffle entry to win a fabulous prize!

MOTORCYCLE 
REGISTRATION: $5 per Motorcycle

WHERE: Deeley Exhibition 1875 Boundary Rd Vancouver 
INFO: 604-293-2221

Happy Father's Day

by Editor on 06/21/15

Diane and I would like to say Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's of the world, and especially to ours....

fathers day sunset

Full interview with Jeff at Vridetv released by Canadian Gears

by Editor on 06/17/15

Johnny Racine and the crew at Canadian Gears just released the full 40 minute interview with Jeff.

Here's Johnny's description:

"Jeff walks us through his life changing motorcycle accident and how it lead to him to start Vridetv.com. His 2003 Harley-Davidson Vrod has been across Canada and racked up over 150,000KM's and nothing but regular scheduled maintenance was done. A true testament to the quality, reliability and durability of this motorcycle."

click image to watch video

interview with vridetv

Jeff started off the 2015 season with a new 2015 Vrod Muscle. lets see how much mileage he can rack up on this... read more

8000 Twitter Followers

by Editor on 06/15/15

A big Thank You goes to all our viewers that helped us reach 8,000 followers on Twitter, you guys are Awesome!!!!!


8000 twitter followers

Swap meet at Kamloops Harley Davidson

by Editor on 06/11/15

kamloops harley davidson swap meet

FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

Kamloops Harley-Davidson opening up our parking lot for you to come and BUY OR SELL Harley-Davidson Parts, Accessories & Motorcycles. Come on down and shop or set up your table with all of your used or New Harley Parts, Accessories or even your Used Harley-Davidson motorcycle! Its Free to set up & sell - All you have to do is bring your table down and set up!

For more information or To guarantee your spot please register with Rhonda 250-828-0622

Location: 1465 Iron Mask Rd, Kamloops, British Columbia V1S 1C8

Direct link to this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637001279854836/

2015 Show n Shine at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 06/08/15

tdmc ss 2015

We are very excited about being a sponsor for the V-Rod class of the Trev Deeley Motorcycles 2015 Show n Shine. Be sure to stop by our booth and say Hi, we'll have our Ride Safe patches, stickers and ZootFresh chargers available.
See you on Sunday at 1875 Boundary Road Vancouver.
11:00am-3:00pm

Here's the direct link to this event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1096053693755222/

Here's the video we shot at last years TDMC Show n Shine. click here

VRIDETV Sticker Stash with Mustang Seats at Tourism Kamloops

by Editor on 06/06/15

Vridetv sticker stash at tourism kamloops

It's a great weekend for a motorcycle ride on the scenic 5 A from Merritt to Kamloops. Be sure to stop by Tourism Kamloops at 1290 West Trans Canada Highway & pick up a Motorcycle Circle Tours guide.
Thank you Monica for helping with the Sticker Stash. #MonicaRocks

There's a bonus stash of a pen, pin & two stickers from Mustang Seats

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,
if it is..... it's yours : )

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads."

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

VRIDETV Super Stash #4

by Editor on 05/30/15

super stash 4 FREE SWAG

 #VRIDETVstickerStash happened today at 4:00pm at the Hope Slide point of interest & it's so big it need two bags!!!  They are taped to a branch that's wedged in the branches of this tree.

This is the 4th and final Super Stash for Motorcycle Awareness month.

HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SUPER STASH 

 ZootFresh, LLC has added a charger so you'll be able to change your phone from your Motorcycle and a sticker. Mustang Seats added 2 stickers, a pen & pin. Kamloops Harley-Davidson has added a Harley-Davidson bottle opener & keychain Trev Deeley Motorcycles added a Harley Davidson Keychain & sticker. Accent Inns added their Biker Rubber Duck. Ride Safe sticker & patch from us at Vridetv Canada. A cell phone wallet from inReach Canada. Schuberth North America 2 Stickers & Pen. Wolf & Bird Native Art decals from Ruby Creek Art Gallery. Two stickers from Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. and Stickers from: Progressive Suspension & Igor Pugdog.

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads."

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,

if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

by Editor on 05/29/15

We're looking forward to sharing our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT with you on June 1st!!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone : )

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT


VRIDETV Super Stash #3

by Editor on 05/24/15

vridetv super stash free swag


#VRIDETVStickerStash happened at the Campbell River Store at 176th Street and 8th Avenue, near the truck border crossing of Canada/USA border. It's underneath the base cover of the Canadian flag This is the 3rd Super Stash for Motorcycle Awareness month and this intersection is where my accident happened 17 years ago. (May 21st)

HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SUPER STASH 

 ZootFresh, LLC has added a charger so you'll be able to change your phone from your Motorcycle and a sticker.Mustang Seats added 2 stickers, a pen & pin. Kamloops Harley-Davidson has added a Harley-Davidson bottle opener & keychain Trev Deeley Motorcycles added a Harley Davidson Keychain & sticker. Ride Safe sticker & patch from us at Vridetv Canada. A cell phone wallet from inReach Canada. Stickers from: Progressive Suspension,Schuberth North AmericaAvon Motorcycle Tyres North America Ruby Creek Art GalleryIgor PugdogFusion Cine 

"May all your rides be safe & scenic, Filled with blue skies & winding roads."

So if you're out for a ride stop by and see if it's still there,

if it is..... it's yours : )

Vridetv sticker stashes will be taken place on some of our rides, you can track where we're riding here http://www.vridetv.com/tracker.html


 

One Million Youtube video views

by Editor on 05/24/15

You did it : )

Thank you everyone for helping us reach one million video views on Youtube, you guys and gals are awesome!

Thank you for watching and sharing.

million youtube views

The HarleyDavidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle is AWESOME

by Editor on 05/22/15

The Harley Davidson Livewire is AWESOME

Unfortunately, this was as close as I got.... I didn't have enough range of motion in my left knee to get my foot on the peg....
I'm pretty bummed out that I had to decline such an incredible opportunity to test ride this spectacular machine. But, we did get a couple of interviews with the Project Livewire crew and they also allowed me to ride our Vrod camera bike with the guys from Trev Deeley Motorcycles as they took their test ride! We'll let you know when the video is ready.

Harley Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle

Bike Build at Kamloops HarleyDavidson

by Editor on 05/20/15

On May 12th Diane and I took a flight with Glacier Air abroad their Cessna 206 from Langley to Kamloops. The pilot Collette gave us the choice of flying above the Coquihalla Highway or the Fraser Canyon, we opted for the canyon and had a remarkable flight. The scenery was amazing and to see the road I've ridden so much from that perspective was exhilarating. Also on the fight were Askam a Glacier Air Tech and Collett's husband Miles who was kind enough to shoot video for us while Diane took stills and I operated the other video camera.

Upon arriving at Kamloops Airport we met with Ashley at Budget Car Rental who had a Ford Flex waiting for us. During our three day stay we really enjoyed the vehicle and appreciate Budget partnering with us on this trip.

Next stop was cheek in at the Accent Inns in Kamloops who had a very nice suite waiting for our early check in. It was a great place to call home for the next three nights.

Then we were off to Kamloops Harley-Davidson to meet with the project manager for their secret motorcycle build that we were there to film. We went over some of the details in preparation for the next days shoot and got to see the bike they had been working on. First thing I though when i saw it was, WOW, someone's dream is coming to reality and he or she is going to love what Kamloops Harley-Davidson has done. (ok I was a little envious too) After seeing the project bike we had some time before closing and had a chance to interview Rhonda the Marketing Manager as well as some footage of the interior. 

Now it was time to have dinner at our favourite place in Kamloops, The Noble Pig. The food there is phenomenal, as is the atmosphere and service. If you follow Vridetv on Instagram you saw the the pictures we posted and probably cursed me for making you taste buds tingle and your stomach rumble.

The hospitality of Tourism Kamloops during our stay in their beautiful city was second to none, their help in partnering us with these businesses is both appreciated and memorable. Thank you Monica, you're an incredible lady.

Ok, so now you're probably wondering more about this secret bike build and when do you get to see it, the short answer is soon. We have already transferred 20 hours from three video cameras onto a hard drive and editing starts tomorrow. When completed, the video will be the unveil, but I can tell you this… It's a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the folks at Kamloops Harley-Davidson really knocked it out of the park with this one!

Diane took hundreds of pictures showcasing the dealership and behind the scenes footage of the video shoot, I've posted 70 of them here http://vridetv.com/bikebuild.html

Kamloops Harley Davidson

Schuberth C3PRO Motorcycle helmet with video camera

by Editor on 05/11/15

This Schuberth C3Pro helmet equipped with the SRC System from our sponsor Schuberth North America is brand new for 2015. I've laid out our logo to extenuate the graphics of the helmet, mounted our Sony HXR-MC1 professional High Definition video camera with a wide angle lens and 67 mm UV protector from our sponsor The Tiffen Company.

The C3PRO is the First High Speed Flip-Up Helmet with Internal Antenna.
Light, quiet, compact - these features have characterized the Schuberth C3 flip-up helmet for years. Now Schuberth is presenting a completely updated premium partner to the base model C3 - the C3 PRO. The C3 PRO features a molded rear spoiler developed in the Schuberth wind tunnel for minimizing buffeting at higher speed riding. The internal antenna and Bluetooth® receiver enhance the communication range up to ½ mile and FM radio reception for the Schuberth Rider Communication System. The refined inner lining offers a plush, comfortable fit. The new vent scoop boosts airflow through the helmet to over 2.5 gallons of air per second at 65 mph. With a wind tunnel tested sound rating of just 82 dB(A), the C3 PRO is the quietest Schuberth helmet ever.

Now it's time to go collect some bugs ; )

Schuberth C3PRO SRC and Action camera

Happy Mother's Day

by Editor on 05/10/15

Diane and I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms of the world, and especially to ours....

Mother's Day

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