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BIRTHDAY

by Editor on 07/21/18

Happy Birthday to VRIDETV's co-founder Diane, you are a truly wonderful women, enjoy your special day & happy Caturday too ; )

Diane BD

Ghostbusters Car

by Editor on 07/14/18

Who you gonna call? 
Spotted this beauty at the Hill Top Diner Cafe in Langley!
Nicely done Sir, nicely done!

We posted a video on Instagram, here's the link https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk_GlfvhHqy/?taken-by=vridetv

Ghostbusters car and motorcycle

Friday the 13th

by Editor on 07/13/18

Happy Friday the 13th everyone.

This picture was taken of a Franklin Mint V-Rod on top of a glass cake plate in front of our fireplace.

vrod fire

Midwest Thunder Vrod Rally 2019

by Editor on 07/12/18

Midwest Thunder Vrod Rally 2018 was hosted by Scott Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Motorsports and has gotten rave reviews by all who attended! So much in fact that Scott issued this press release less than 24 hours ago:

"After a LONG beer soaked meeting with the Core 5 who helped a ton w putting on MWT 13 VRod Rally we have have decided to sign up for MWT 14! We will release details in the coming months. I will say that we are looking at different dates for the event but have other parties schedules to take into consideration. So until then enjoy the summer and keep the rubber side down! The event will be held at Fitzgerald Motorsports in 2019, dates will be forthcoming."

Midwest thunder vrod rally 2019 at Fitzgerald motorsports

Canadian Gears home delivery

by Editor on 07/10/18

Big news from our friends at Canadian Gears:

"Canadian Gears now offers motorcycle parts and accessories sent right to your door via drop shipping! Yes you can order parts from us and we have them drop shipped to your address overnight (providing the order is placed before 3:30pm) Send us an email via our Facebook page to send your parts request and we'll give you a price and availability."

canadian gears

Canada / USA border marker

by Editor on 07/06/18

Almost needed a passport for this picture....

That silver post marks the Canada / United States International boarder on 0 Avenue in south Surrey, British Columbia Canada. Project Vrod the RedRod edition is coming along nicely, check out the progress pics here

Canada USA marker

Independence Day

by Editor on 07/04/18

Happy 4th of July to all our American viewers & sponsors, enjoy your time with family & friends.

july 4th harley davidson motorcycle and mountains

Billboard advertising for social media marketing

by Editor on 07/03/18

Holy smokes, have you seen VRIDETV's billboard on the Icefields Parkway?
Well... Actually... We shot this picture of the Parks Canada sign at the entrance way to Banff National Park on the Icefields Parkway and changed it a bit for VRIDETV's social media advertising campaign ; )

We hope you will share it with your friends and on your social media platforms... Thank you

parks canada banff

Canada Day long weekend

by Editor on 06/29/18

I am, have been, and always will be, proud to be Canadian.

Happy Canada Day long weekend everyone, enjoy your time with family & friends!

Canadian maple leaf and harley davidson motorcycle

Vrod Radiator & oil cooler care

by Editor on 06/27/18

Friendly reminder to all the V-Rod owners out there to inspect your radiator and oil cooler. You will be amazed at all the little stones and debris you'll find in there. If left in there, the odds of a stone vibrating & potentially damaging one of these expensive components increase of over time.
This started by picking a single stone out, then that turned into pulling the shroud off and grabbing a flashlight and cleaning each fin with a pin. An hour later, all that debris you see in this pic was in the rad & oil cooler.
(I think I might have OCD)


how to clean a vrod radiator

Steady shot, rear motorcycle cam

by Editor on 06/19/18

In our ongoing pursuit for the steadiest shot possible more upgrades have been done to our rear cam mount. Previously there were three vertical supports, two on the inner fender and the other on the saddlebag "U" support. It was the latter that I suspect was the culprit for vibration.
Keeping the rear camera supports separate from the saddlebag mount should help smooth out the video footage. In order to do this I used two pieces of 1x1x1/4 aluminium angle and bolted that to the existing inner fender mounts, then attached a 1x1x1/4 aluminium flat bar above the licence plate holder for additional rigidity. 

steady shot camera mount for motocycle

Father's Day

by Editor on 06/17/18

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads of the world, enjoy your day & thank you for all that you do!

(photo credit Diane: Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada.)

rogers pass fathers day

Rider Down

by Editor on 06/13/18

Our sponsor Daytona Twin Tec had one of their staff members go down on his bike, he is a disabled veteran & father and will be off work for 3-6 months. If you would like to help, please do so at https://fundly.com/recovery-fund-4


We've made a posting here on VRIDETV and in our social media networks.

rider down


Chrome voltage regulator and cover

by Editor on 06/08/18

I think my chrome addiction is out of control...

Harley-Davidson Chrome voltage regulator: 74494-02

Harley-Davidson Chrome voltage regulator cover: 74497-03

vrod chrome voltage regulator and cover

Vancouver Motorcycle Show n Shine

by Editor on 06/06/18

The premier motorcycling event we've all been waiting for is happening this weekend in Vancouver British Columbia Canada.


Trev Deeley's 22nd Annual Show n Shine

Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

Trev Deeley's Annual Show n Shine returns this year on Sunday June 10, 2018! This will mark Trev Deeley Motorcycles 22nd Annual Show N Shine. We will have judging done strictly by peoples choice this year with a top prize trophy & 3 runners up. All makes & models welcome! Think your bike's got what it takes to take home the gold? Be sure to come down between 10am and 12:00pm to register your bike by donation to AIM. For our registered entrants there will be over $1,000 in door prizes to be won. General public can get in the voting earning a ballot for every 50/50 ticket they purchase from our HOG Chapter who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary!! 

This year's activities:
* Show n' Shine Competition
* Beer Garden
* Cigar Lounge
* HOG Chapter BBQ & 50/50
* Pin-Up Models
* Tattoo Pop-up
* Karen's Famous Sidewalk Sale
* Door Prizes
* Music & More

Direct link to this event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1798691793760539/

trev deeley show n shine

Giant Marshmallows

by Editor on 06/03/18

With all the rain in we had in April combined with May being the driest on record, the farmers are rejoicing with a bumper crop of marshmallows this year!!! 

Vrod and giant marshmallows

Vrod Heat Shields

by Editor on 06/02/18

New product from Fitzgerald Motorsports

Scott Fitzgerald has made a new set of heat shields that offer more coverage protecting the rider from potential burns or damaging riding pants. These two piece heat shields come in silver or black and are of the highest quality. Priced at $165 USD shipped and come with 4 hose clamps.

These will fit all of the Fitzgerald Motorsports exhaust systems:
  • SuckerPunch
  • Ground Pounder
  • Cut Throat
  • Straight to Hell
Order yours at info@fitzgeraldmotorsports.com

Vrod heat shields

V-Twin Tech

by Editor on 06/01/18

MOTORCYCLE GARAGE 
Providing a level of detailed work that strives to be the best. Always  working to keep pace with changes in technology.  

Facebook Page for latest news on parts...
" V-TWIN TECH " 

WE PROVIDE:   
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
  • MECHANICAL REPAIRS
  • HD WARRANTY WORK
  • PAINT & BODY WORK
  • CUSTOM WHEEL SETS
  • TIRE UPGRADES
  • S&S CYCLES CRATE MOTORS
  • TRANSMISSION & PRIMARY REPAIRS
  • HANDLEBAR INTERNAL WIRING & CABLE SWAPS 
  • INSURANCE REPAIRS
  • SUSPENSION & HANDLING UPGRADES
  • INTAKE & EXHAUST UPGRADES 

BEST IN BUSINESS:
 WIRING WORK & ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSTICS. COMBINED WITH OUR TECHNORESEARCH, "CENTURION SUPER-PRO"  SOFTWARE. WE DO HARMON KARDON RADIO FLASHES, LEARN NEW FOBS, TEST ABS BRAKES AND MUCH MORE!

Vtwin Tech

Ride Guide on demand

by Editor on 05/31/18

I got some exciting news yesterday from the creator of the Ride Guide yesterday & wanted to share it with our viewers.

"We are excited to announce Ride Guide ON-DEMAND!

Subscribe to Ride Guide On-Demand to watch all your favourite Ride Guide episodes from past seasons plus new releases coming Summer 2018."


ride guide on demand

Saddlebag lunch

by Editor on 05/30/18

I really like this spot for a saddlebag lunch, it's at the Kilby campgrounds near the Kilby Historical Site.  Great place to grab a few pics of the Red Rod

kilby lake vrod

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