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Star Wars Day

by Editor on 05/04/16

To all the Star Wars fans of the world, "May The 4th Be With You"

star wars day

rear camera mount for motorcycle

by Editor on 05/03/16

Four pics on the progress of the rear cam mounting brackets for #ProjectVrod

rear cam mount

May is Motorcycle Awareness month

by Editor on 05/01/16

May is motorcycle awareness month and this campaign really hits home with me. To help bring attention to Motorcycle awareness month, I've designed this logo using my own x-ray. read more here

Motorcycle awareness

Accent Inn Kamloops

by Editor on 04/29/16

Project Vrod is a couple of weeks away from completion and I'm already planing out it's first ride...

We will start off in Aldergrove, then to Hope, Princeton, take the 5A to Merritt and then back on the 5A to Kamloops. We'll be staying overnight at the Accent Inn, as we have done a number of times. They are motorcycle rider friendly, the rooms are well kept and affordable. They recently added a continental breakfast room that is packed full of choices.

Accent inn

Harley Davidson trailer

by Editor on 04/22/16

Flashback Friday

Project Vrod being dropped off by Trev Deeley Motorcycles after the crew at TDMC Customs performed a safety inspection on the bike and fixed all the problems they found.

click image to visit the Project Vrod page

Harley Davidson Trailer

2003 Harley Davidson Vrod motorcycle

by Editor on 04/21/16

It took a lot of elbow grease but all the aluminium came back to life, most of the chrome did too. There are a few pieces that were to far gone and need to be replaced. The previous owner had it sitting for a couple of years in a rickety old shed without a cover on it... But, I'm very happy with the results afters many hours spent polishing.

click image to visit the Project Vrod page

2003 harley davidson vrod vrsca

2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Vrod VRSCA Motorcycle. Project Vrod

by Editor on 04/16/16

Exciting news, we're building another camera bike!!!!
It's a 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Vrod VRSCA motorcycle and we're teaming up the best of the best in the motorcycle industry to build the ultimate touring Vrod.... #ProjectVrod

click on the image for more details

Project Vrod

2014 Harley Davidson Vrod Muscle

by Editor on 04/15/16

I'm going to miss this bike.... 

Today the bike will be returned to Barnes Harley Davidson Kamloops formally Kamloops Harley-Davidson. 

It's been a lot of fun riding this KHD VRod Muscle for the last 11 months and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

Special thanks to Al, Andrea, Sam, Rhonda, Shaun, Colin, Jessica & Jordon. You folks are awesome!

vrod muscle

2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXSB SOFTAIL BREAKOUT from TDMC Customs in Vancouver

by Editor on 04/14/16

Big wheels, big paint and classic drag-bike attitude meet modern refinement. Then we stuff it brimful with raw power. There's nothing like a fistful of American street muscle. Feast your eyes on the Breakout motorcycle's glittering new High Output Twin Cam 103 engine, waiting to send mountains of torque to that meaty 240mm rear tire. The profile is low, stretched out and undeniably aggressive. We top it with drag bars. This one lives to defy gravity and everything else.

Back 2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON® FXSB - SOFTAIL® BREAKOUT®

Features may include: Authentic Styling Get an eyeful of a Softail motorcycle and you see more than some weepy-eyed exercise in nostalgia. You're looking at the kind of style that has the power to defy time. Honest. Uncluttered. Unaffected by the fad of the moment. There's a good reason for this. We've used our long decades on the road, riding, wrenching, talking to other custom bike fanatics, to discover what works. Then we stick with it, and use it to push the boundaries of motorcycle design ever further. Take a look at the horseshoe oil tank adorning our Softail models. It’s the same one you’d see on a restored dresser from the 50s, or a radical Panhead chopper from the 70s. And you'll find it right now on future Harley-Davidson models that still on the drawing board. Other companies may be content to imitate bits and pieces from our long history. On a Softail motorcycle every part down to the axle nut cover comes from an authentic tradition. With a genuine reason for looking the way it looks.

Iconic Engine The air-cooled 45 V-Twin engine at the heart of every Softail model is a prime example of what makes a Harley-Davidson motorcycle more satisfying than anything else. Its clean, uncluttered shape fits perfectly in the downtubes of the frame. Twist the throttle and the surge of torque hits you exactly where it counts. The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it's been put to particular good use to power the Softail family. We counterbalance the engine, which means we can bolt it directly to the frame. It keeps the styling tight at the center of the bike. It lets the rider feel the pulse of the V-Twin. Yet there aren't any vibrations rattling the fillings out of your teeth. What's good gets even better for 2016. The Softail family gets a power upgrade to the new High Output Twin Cam 103 engine. More power is always a Harley-Davidson tradition.

Technology The beauty of the technology on a Softail motorcycle is that it never looks technological. That didn't happen by accident and it doesn't come easy, particularly when you consider that the inspiration for the family is the clean, wide-open lines of a vintage hardtail. Clutter it up with too many high tech doo-dads and you have a different machine entirely. Take a look at the anti-lock brakes now standard on many Softail models and available across the line. ABS gives you the control you want on a modern motorcycle. But our teams of industrial designers and engineers weren't finished until the whole system had a streamlined design. The same goes for the clean look to the handlebars, thanks to a new electronic throttle system on every Softail model. With each passing year, adding a little technology to the ride looks better and better.

Handling If you've never experienced a Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle, it's time to find out what you've been missing. The venerable Softail frame has logged untold millions of miles, and we've put every one of them to good use. The result: one of the most fun rides in all of motorcycling.

Tumblr Birthday for VRIDETV

by Editor on 04/11/16

We received this notification from Tumblr this morning, it's Vridetv's fourth Birthday on Tumblr.
Check out our Tumblr page, follow us and we'll reciprocate, it's that easy : )


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2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET GLIDE SPECIAL from TDMC Customs

by Editor on 04/08/16

PROJECT TIRE SHREDDER
This comprehensive kit provides a complete package of matched components that allow you to build a high performance 110ci Twin Cam without voiding the factory warranty. The unique Screamin' Eagle 4.0" big bore cylinders are engineered to slip into the engine cases without case machining or modification, so the engine stays in the chassis during the build, Includes 4.0" cylinders, SE CNC-Ported Cylinder Heads, matching 10.2:1 forged high compression pistons, SE-259 cams, Perfect-Fit pushrods, high-capacity roller tappets, top end gaskets, a heavy duty clutch spring  also includes the SE 58mm Throttle Body with high flow fuel injectors. All EFI-equipped models require dealer-installed ECM calibration download or use of Screamin' Eagle Street Tuner Kit.

2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON® STREET GLIDE® SPECIAL

2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET GLIDE SPECIAL
Do you want plush, top-end touring technology and infotainment or unruly stripped down bagger style? We vote yes. Rockin the miles made better than ever. You're looking at the answer to the question, how do you fully load a touring bike with premium features and still roll with the stripped down bagger look? Check inside the sleek Project RUSHMORE batwing fairing and you'll get an idea. Your looking at the top-of-the-line 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system and BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system. Then check out the details: color matched fairing skirt, 19-inch Enforcer front wheel, custom rear taillight and fascia. The list goes on. Yeah, it's stripped down But The Street Glide Special is loaded. Features may include: Control Project RUSHMORE started out as a way to re-think the venerable Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle from fender tip to fender tip. It's turned into a never-ending quest. Each year the going just gets better for the rider who points one of our bikes down the highway. As you might guess, a big part of the effort has gone into finding ways to help riders pass faster, stop quicker, take curves tighter and see further at night. Here are a few of the ways Project RUSHMORE is currently adding the control you feel in the saddle: Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS, Daymaker LED headlamps and fog lamps, brighter Tour-Pak luggage carrier lighting, brighter turn signals, brighter brake lights, and a steering head with stiffer front forks. The bikes are better then ever. Project RUSHMORE control. An invitation to see how good you can be, written in Milwaukee steel. Infotainment When we go to work on the infotainment system for a Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle we follow one simple principle. If you're going to live in the saddle of a top-end touring bike, you deserve better sound than most people have in their living rooms. More sound. Purer sound. Big, full-color touch screens. Switches that are located where you intuitively want them to be and can reach without removing your hands from the grips. Voice activation for your music, phone and GPS. Think of it this way. Back in the day there was nothing wrong with the sound of Johnny crackling out of a dashboard Philco. But what the latest Project RUSHMORE infotainment systems do for your ears, and eyes, is infinitely better. Style With a name like Project RUSHMORE, you know we were aiming high when we set out to rethink what riders experience on our Touring machines. These weren't just motorcycles. They're part of the American landscape. So we set about perfecting the way they work, feel and look the only way we could. By riding. Millions of miles. Countless hours. More grueling road tests than any sane person would ever want to endure. We discovered the technology and the innovations to make the ride better. And through it all we never took our eyes of the style of the machine. more at http://www.trevdeeley.com/default.asp?page=xInventoryDetail&id=1492208&p=1&s=Year&d=D&fr=xCustomInventory

Barnes Harley Davidson Kamloops

by Editor on 04/06/16

It's official and as of yesterday's announcement in social media, Kamloops Harley Davidson

This makes it the third dealership in the Barnes Harley-Davidson Family. Langley, Victoria and Kamloops

(VRIDETV will honour our contract with Kamloops HD and transfer the remaining sponsorship to the new owners, Barnes Harley-Davidson Kamloops until May 15th, 2016.)

barnes harley davidson kamloops

Microsoft reboot of the Zune

by Editor on 04/01/16

We're changing our orientation to accommodate the Microsoft reboot of the all new Zune
If everything seems to be upside down today, remember what day it is....

upside down biker

British Columbia Classic, Custom Car and Motorcycle Show

by Editor on 03/29/16

Mark your calendars!!!
It's Cars, Stars & Guitars at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show. Celebrating our 20th Anniversary.... April 15/16/17 at the Abbotsford Tradex. There is still time to get your Car or Bike Entry in. Check out the website for full details and download the registration form at www.bccustomcarshow.com
Don't Miss all the Action Packed Excitement... Be there

british columbia classic and custom car show

Happy Easter

by Editor on 03/27/16

Hoppy Easter everyone, enjoy your time with family & friends.

Strange thing is, Diane only painted two bunnies last night..... & this morning....

easter bunnies

Good Friday

by Editor on 03/25/16

Good Friday indeed......

good friday motorcycle ride

2016 Harley Davidson FXSB Softail Breakout at TDMC Customs

by Editor on 03/22/16

Looking for a 2016 Harley Davidson FXSB Softail Breakout?
You're going to want to see this Custom build by the team at TDMC Customs!

TDMC Custom Work:
Paul Yaffe Monkey Drag Bars
Legend Air Ride Suspension with remote
Genuine Harley-Davidson Side Mount Plate


harley davidson breakout

Big wheels, big paint and classic drag-bike attitude meet modern refinement. Then we stuff it brimful with raw power. There's nothing like a fistful of American street muscle. Feast your eyes on the Breakout motorcycle's glittering new High Output Twin Cam 103 engine, waiting to send mountains of torque to that meaty 240mm rear tire. The profile is low, stretched out and undeniably aggressive. We top it with drag bars. This one lives to defy gravity and everything else.

Features may include: Authentic Styling Get an eyeful of a Softail motorcycle and you see more than some weepy-eyed exercise in nostalgia. You're looking at the kind of style that has the power to defy time. Honest. Uncluttered. Unaffected by the fad of the moment. There's a good reason for this. We've used our long decades on the road, riding, wrenching, talking to other custom bike fanatics, to discover what works. Then we stick with it, and use it to push the boundaries of motorcycle design ever further. Take a look at the horseshoe oil tank adorning our Softail models. It's the same one you’d see on a restored dresser from the 50s or a radical Panhead chopper from the 70s. And you'll find it right now on future Harley-Davidson models that still on the drawing board. Other companies may be content to imitate bits and pieces from our long history. On a Softail motorcycle every part down to the axle nut cover comes from an authentic tradition. With a genuine reason for looking the way it looks.

Iconic Engine The air-cooled 45 degree V-Twin engine at the heart of every Softail model is a prime example of what makes a Harley-Davidson motorcycle more satisfying than anything else. Its clean, uncluttered shape fits perfectly in the downtubes of the frame. Twist the throttle and the surge of torque hits you exactly where it counts. The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it's been put to particular good use to power the Softail family. We counterbalance the engine, which means we can bolt it directly It keeps the styling tight at the center of the bike. It lets the rider feel the pulse of the V-Twin. Yet there aren't any vibrations rattling the fillings out of your teeth. What's good gets even better for 2016. The Softail family gets a power upgrade to the new High Output Twin Cam 103 engine. More power is always a Harley-Davidson tradition.

Technology

The beauty of the technology on a Softail motorcycle is that it never looks technological. That didn't happen by accident and it doesn't come easy, particularly when you consider that the inspiration for the family is the clean, wide-open lines of a vintage hardtail. Clutter it up with too many high tech doo-dads and you have a different machine entirely. Take a look at the anti-lock brakes now standard on many Softail models and available across the line. ABS gives you the control you want on a modern motorcycle. But our teams of industrial designers and engineers weren't finished until the whole system had a streamlined design. The same goes for the clean look to the handlebars, thanks to a new electronic throttle system on every Softail model. With each passing year, adding a little technology to the ride looks better and better.

Handling

If you've never experienced a Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle, it's time to find out what you've been missing. The venerable Softail frame has logged untold millions of miles, and we've put every one of them to good use. The result: one of the most fun rides in all of motorcycling.

Direct link to this bike: http://www.trevdeeley.com/default.asp?page=xInventoryDetail&id=1498056&p=1&s=Year&d=D&fr=xCustomInventory

Goodbye Winter and hello Spring

by Editor on 03/20/16

We've had a mild Winter, but it's still nice to have it behind us : )

winter spring harley davidson motorcycle

St.Patrick's Day

by Editor on 03/17/16

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone, have a great day and Ride Safe : )

st patrick

Vegas Night at Kamloops Harley Davidson

by Editor on 03/16/16

Mark your calendars for Men's & Ladies Vegas night at Kamloops Harley-Davidson on Saturday March 19th 6pm to 9pm.
Casino Games, Entertainment, Refreshments and more!


Vegas night at kamloops harley davidson

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