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VROD wheels cut and chromed by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 01/18/19

Big shout out to Bill Gorby of Ruthless Designz for taking the time to send me this pic before shipping my wheels back to me!

I sent my stock OEM solid wheels from our VROD camera bike to have them cut and chromed, this was something I wanted to do for a long time. Now that I've seen this picture I should have done it long ago... OMG those look awesome!!!!

I can hardly wait till they arrive, I'm probably going to wear out our carpet pacing back and forth waiting for the FedEX guy...

Ruthless Designz has a number of different patterns available, I've built a page on our website showing them all with direct links. click here

VROD wheels cut and chromed

Bike Bandit

by Editor on 01/16/19

Bike Bandit

Bike Bandit is your go-to web store when you need parts or gear for your Motorcycle, ATV, UTV, Snowmobile or PWC. We've got the best prices on mriding apparel and safety gear from brands: Alpinestars, Joe Rocket, Icon, Klim, Tour Master, AGV Sport and more. 
ig motorcycle helmets from Bell, Shoei, Arai, HJC, Scorpion, AVG and more.
tires from makers Avon, Metzeler, Shinko and many more. OEM and aftermarket available for all the leading manufactures. We also provide some of the best video product reviews on the latest gear and informative features and product reviews in the Blog.


by Editor on 01/11/19

The TDMC Custom team knocked it out of the park on this tricked out Softail build!
*Please note @YookieMonster on instagram not included ; )
(image courtesy of Greg Lowe)

Custom Parts Include: 
  • 12 inch Paul Yaffe Monkey Handlebars on 3 inch Custom Risers
  • Custom 21 inch Front and 18 inch Rear Mammoth Spoke Radial Laced Wheels wrapped in Wide Whitewall Skins 
  • AirFx Rear Air Ride Suspension 
  • Vance and Hines Big Radius Exhaust 
  • Screamin Eagle Pro Street Tuner 
  • Screamin Eagle Hi Flow Air Cleaner Kit
more info and images at the TDMC Custom's website. click here

Harley Davidson FLDE

Harley Davidson LIVEWIRE Electric Motorcycle

by Editor on 01/10/19

A press release for the 2019 Harley Davidson Livewire was released on Jan 8 and here are some of the key points:

  • Pre-ordering now available 
  • Coming August
  • Price: $29,799 USD or $37,250 Cdn
  • 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds
  • Estimated 110 mile range
  • Two way ways to charge
  • HD connect service
  • Three colour options
Here's the direct link to Harley Davidson Canada's website

Harley Davidson livewire

Motorcycle tours, British Columbia and Alberta Canada

by Editor on 01/09/19

Over the last thirteen years I have been exploring and filming Canada on two wheels finding some of the best  riding destinations and sharing them with you here on Vridetv. Now it's time to offer my services as your personal tour guide for your next motorcycle riding adventure. more at
Motorcycle tours, British Columbia and Alberta Canada

Moose Lake photo op

by Editor on 12/31/18

Happy New Year everyone, all the very best to you in 2019 and thanks for watching VRIDETV.



by Editor on 12/28/18

Thank you to all our 2018 Sponsors for another great year of riding!

We are so fortunate to have teamed up with the best of the best in the motorcycle & travel community.
They are all leaders in the industry, Please take the time to visit their sites.

motorcycle sponsors

Ho Ho Ho it's Christmas

by Editor on 12/24/18

Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy your time with family, friends and thanks for watching VRIDETV

christmas bikers


by Editor on 12/22/18

Behind the scenes shenanigans courtesy of Chromie...

I can call this cat till I'm blue in the face and nothing, soon as I start setting up for a photo shoot, this happens...

Must be"Caturday"


Carbon fiber Vrod fenders

by Editor on 12/15/18

The carbon fiber vrod fenders arrived from MDI Carbon and they're AWESOME!!!!! 
When I saw these on the website they looked great but once I had them in my hands I was truly able to appreciate the quality!!!
These are going to look killer on our bike, and will match the airbox, side covers and rad covers we have on order!

front fender part number: SKU: HA003 click here for direct link
rear fender part number: SKU: HA005 click here for direct link

VROD Carbon fiber fenders

MDI Carbon Fiber Front & Rear Fenders for Harley Davidson V Rod. 

All our carbon fiber Front & Rear Fenders are made with an Autoclave process, which uses the highest quality TORAYCA PREPREG carbon fiber fabric from Japan.

Cures at 400 degrees and a pressure of 5Kg/cm. One of the most advanced techniques for making composite components is by using PrePreg carbon fiber reinforcement, cured under heat and pressure to produce professional quality Rear Fender parts with a high quality surface finish, low resin content and excellent structural performance for your Harley Davidson V Rod.

UV protective coating and hand-polished to a perfect finish.
Maximum strength and durability.
Quick and easy assembly.
Most of our products are direct bolt-on replacement of OEM Harley Davidson parts.
Lighter and stronger than the original V Rod plastic parts
3 months limited warranty, unless product is drilled, scratched, painted, or altered in any way

Sponsored Rider

by Editor on 12/07/18

We spend a lot of time riding in the Fraser Canyon, it's rich in history, the scenery is amazing and the 7 tunnels are always fun to get your "Braap" on ; )
During one of our stops Diane was able to shoot 10 of sponsors in this picture! 

Sponsored motorcycle rider

VROD RALLY: Midwest Thunder 14 at Fitzgerald Motorsports

by Editor on 11/30/18

Well mark the calendar fill out the vacation form and get your butt to the 14th annual Midwest Thunder VROD VRSC Rally being held on June 27-29th 2019 in Greenville Ohio at Fitzgerald Motorsports

here's the direct link to this event on Facebook: 

Vrod rally

Here is a TENTATIVE itinerary!

June 27th 
-Arrive to Greenville at your leisure.
-1230pm kickstands up we are heading to the #usafmuseum in Dayton Ohio entry is FREE and the new main attraction is the newly restored Memphis Belle! 
-If you are arriving later no worries we have a second group heading out at 5pm for ripraproadhouse for dinner. This is the same place we went this past summer and the food is A++

June 28th
-We are saddling up for the popular event from last year and heading to munciedragway for some old fashion run what you got "grudge racing". $20 per bike to race, this is a private event and we will have the track for 4 hours. For people that don't want to race we are working on some other things, more details to come. 
-6pm Pizza  Party at Fitzgerald Motorsports

June 29th
-The always popular Dyno Shootout! 
- Afternoon scenic ride to huestonwoods State Park
-6pm Hog Roast 
-LIVE Rock n Roll band! 
-Raffle ticket door prizes and the 50/50 tickets winners drawn. 

We will have beer sales once again w proceeds going to the Greenville Boys Baseball Association. 

Again this schedule is subject to change! As information is available we will post on the MWT Midwest Thunder Facebook page! at Fitzgerald Motorsports.

Fall in the Fraser Canyon

by Editor on 11/28/18

Diane shot this just before hopping on the bike as we began our ride home from Boston Bar in the Fraser Canyon.

Biker in Boston Bar

Harley Davidson at White Rock Beach in British Columbia

by Editor on 11/24/18

This was an amazing day at White Rock Beach in British Columbia, just look at how calm the ocean is....

(photo credit: Diane)

Vrod at the ocean's edge

United States Thanksgiving

by Editor on 11/22/18

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers and sponsors, enjoy your time with family and friends.

thanksgiving turkey ride

SCHUBERTH Helmets and Held Biker Apparel's BIG 2-Day Parking Lot Sale!

by Editor on 11/21/18

It's the SCHUBERTH North America and Held Biker Apparel's BIG Parking Lot Sale on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st!  During this sale you'll find everything you need for urban, sport-touring, cruising, or adventure riding.  From tinted visors and accessories for your SCHUBERTH helmet to get you ready for riding reason to Held riding apparel and bags, this free event has something for everyone. The event kicks off Friday at 9am until 3pm and Saturday at 9am and ends at 3pm.  The festivities are taking place in the parking lot at SCHUBERTH North America in Aliso Viejo, click here for directions: SCHUBERTH Parking Lot Sale

schuberth parking lot sale

SCHUBERTH will have unbelievable deals* on discontinued colors and graphics in different models to choose from.  Held biker apparel will have amazing prices* on gloves, riding gear, and a limited inventory of riding bags!
*ALL SALES ARE FINAL (No exchanges or refunds and No warranties offered)

No parking fees, no entry fees, just walk on up to this free event and shop to your heart's content.  The sale will be a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday and help get you excited for riding season.  Not sure about the size helmet you wear?  Step into our mobile showroom to get fitted and while you are inside you can see our current portfolio of helmets and the variety of colored and tinted visors we offer.

Located at 33 Journey, in Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656; no matter if your favorite place to ride to is Cook's Corner, Hell's Kitchen, Palomar Mountain, down PCH, Jackson State Forest, the Sequoia National Forest, or Ranchita to Borrego Springs, SCHUBERTH North America and Held Biker Apparel will have you covered.  


Helmet manufacturer SCHUBERTH is based in Magdeburg, Germany.  They have been designing and manufacturing high-end head protection systems since the early 1950s.  With their wide range of innovative products, the company is a world leader in motorcycle and motorsport helmets as well as protective helmets for industrial, fire service, police, and military use.  For more information please visit

OEM Vrod wheels can be machined by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 11/18/18

I have been wanting to get my OEM 2003 Harley Davidson V-Rod wheels machined for years, well I finally pulled the trigger... 

I have them boxed up and on route to Ruthless Designz in Myrte Beach South Carolina to have the man himself, Bill Gorby work his magic on them. They have many different designs available, but the one that I went with was #930 as shown in this pic. I thought that it was a perfect match to the cut outs in the rear pulley and rotor, as well as the shape of the plastic dust covers in the front wheel.

I'm stoked and can hardly wait to get them back and on the bike!

Vrod wheel being sent to Ruthless Designz

Tilley Vancouver

by Editor on 11/17/18

Holy smokes look who made the home page on Tilley Vancouver's website!

click image to read article

tilley vancouver index featuring VRIDETVcom

BEST Vrod exhaust and tuner

by Editor on 11/16/18

NEW VIDEO shot at the Columbia Icefield:

This "SuckerPunch" pipe from Fitzgerald Motorsports has exceeded all my hopes and expectations. The performance is outstanding and the sound is phenomenal, It's more than an exhaust system it's a work of art!
While talking with Scott Fitzgerald he asked if I had a tuner, I told him I didn't and asked what he recommended. The best tuner out there is made by Daytona Twin Tec LLC he said and it actually replaced the oem ECU.
I really liked that because many of the piggy back type tuners have problems.
Now, my thought on this was, if the guy who makes the best exhaust system recommends the DTT then that's the one for me!
After I got off the phone with Scott I immediately went to the Daytona Twin Tec's site to check out the tuner for myself and I was blown away!!!!

Selfie Cam

by Editor on 11/14/18

Here's a still I pulled off our selfie cam video footage from our ride in the Canadian Rockies as we were filming the world famous Icefields Parkway.

motorcycle rider in the Rockies

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