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Behind the scenes

by Editor on 07/30/15

Behind the scenes of yesterday's video shoot for Liberty Sport Performance Eyewear.
Glasses tough enough for the Highway Thru Hell... The Coquihalla. 

photo credit: Diane of VRIDETV

yak peak coquihalla

Camera Mounts for Motorcycle

by Editor on 07/26/15

camera mounts for motorcycle

New mount complete. This was built especially for an upcoming promo video shoot for Liberty Sport Performance Eyewear.

1/4 inch aluminium plate, supports this HD video ball head for a Sony HXR-MC1 Professional video camera. (Ultra fisheye lens attached) Now it's time to go for a test ride..........................

Rear Camera mount for our Sony HXR-MC1 rear facing camera is complete, tested and ready to go! There was a lot of hours put into this 1/4 inch plate with drilled and tapped holes to hold the Ortlieb buckles for our tripod and our waterproof case housing. All done with a hacksaw, drill, file, sandpaper and a liberal amount of elbow grease : ) We shot an Instagram video on our iPhone of the rear camera mount, here's the link: https://instagram.com/p/5LCVw0MJA1/?taken-by=vridetv

MUSTANG'S MODERN DAY CLASSICS Seats For Indian's New Scouts

by Editor on 07/22/15

images courtesy of Mustang Seats
indian scout

 Indian Motorcycle's new Scout combines classic styling cues from the 1920s with modern day performance. Mustang's new line of seats and related accessories for the Scout follow this "best of both worlds" philosophy, allowing you to combine the latest in comfort with the look of yesteryear. Whether you opt for an all-day Touring seat or a low and lean RunAround, Mustang has Indian Scout riders sitting pretty.
 
We have always been partial to Indian motorcycles around here, Mustang Sales Manager Jesse Sargent readily admits. The birthplace of Indian motorcycles is in Springfield, Massachusetts, less than 30 minutes from Mustang's historic factory here in Three Rivers, so we have been following Indian's progress closely.
 
scout

Available in black or classic brown, Mustang kicks off the line with a variety of seats and accessories. We think it was worth the wait, says Jesse. If you like riding to far-away places, the Touring solos and passenger seats offer you and your companion support and comfort for the entire journey. Touring seats feature Mustang's controlled-density, proprietary foam, precisely molded to the shapes and angles needed for optimal cruising comfort. The 13 wide solo and 8.5 wide passenger seat provide ample room for comfort without compromising the look of the bike.
 
mustang seats indian scout

The cover designs are brand-new concepts developed by our designers just for the Scout, he adds. Available in black or classic brown vinyl, the two-tone pattern complements the look of the motorcycle. The center stripe ties the solo, passenger seat and the driver backrest developed just for the Scout together visually. But even bigger news is the fact that Mustang now offers leather seating panels exclusively for the Scout Touring solo seats.
 
For riders preferring to cruise closer to home, consider the RunAround. Mustang's engineers developed this 9.5 wide solo to be low, lean and mean so you will look classy and cool all around town. The vinyl cover features distinctive styling and is also available in black or brown. Whatever your style, Mustang has an option for your Scout that will let you show off the look and go the extra mile, concludes Jesse.
 
In addition to the new seats and related accessories for the Scout, Mustang also offers replacement seats and accessories for the Chieftain, Chief Classic and Chief Vintage. For more details, visit http://www.mustangseats.com/ or call 413-668-1100.

Diane

by Editor on 07/21/15

Happy Birthday to Vridetv's co-founder Diane

diane

17th Annual Burn Camp Ride for the Kids

by Editor on 07/17/15

trev deeley

17th Annual Burn Camp Ride for the Kids
Sunday, July 19, 2015 Registration at 10am at Trev Deeley Motorcycles
Leave TDMC for Squamish at 11am for Kid's Camp and a BBQ  for all participants who will take the kids for a ride
All brands of Bikes and Classic/Muscle Cars Welcome!

Bikes Against Bullies

by Editor on 07/17/15

Mark your calendars for the Bikes Against Bullies 2015 ride from Trev Deeley Motorcycles to the Ruby Creek Art Gallery

Direct link to this event on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/1122163154475813/

Great article from The Agassiz Harrison Observer

bikers against bullies

New T-Shirt logo

by Editor on 07/11/15

We are considering selling t-shirts with this new logo on them, what do you think?

new shirt logo

Independence Day

by Editor on 07/04/15

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

july 4th harley davidson vrod

MUSTANG FLYING HIGH WITH BMW OFFERINGS

by Editor on 07/02/15

BMW R nineT Replacement Seats Now Available

mustang seats

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

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