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Another social media milestone reached

by Editor on 02/24/17

A big Thank You goes to all our viewers that helped us reach 11,000 followers on Twitter, you guys are Awesome!!!!!

11, 0000 twitter followers

Ride Safe Patches and Stickers

by Editor on 02/23/17

Throwback Thursday, here's the letter you receive when order a Ride Safe patch & sticker,

We just cracked open a new box of patches and stickers for 2017!!!

Ride safe Patch and Sticker

The Ride Safe patch: 

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

Click here to place your order

When designing this patch it was very important to us to be respectful to all the MC and RC Clubs.
We spent a lot of time going through a number of colour combinations and decided on going with a colour pallet similar to the traditional Harley-Davidson logo. Orange text and border to emphasize the Ride Safe message, and VRIDETV in a dark grey to blend into the black background.

The Ride Safe patch is free with every $10 donation, the donations will go towards the rising cost of operating expenses and the growth and development of Vridetv.

The Ride Safe sticker is free with every $5 donation.
The donations will go towards the rising cost of operating expenses and the growth and development of Vridetv. Our goal is to continue keeping our entire website free for our viewers : )

These 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch RIDE SAFE stickers are waterproof and ready to be shipped today.
Our goal is to continue keeping our entire website free for our viewers : )

These 2 1/2 x 4 inch RIDE SAFE patches are ready to be shipped today.

2003 Harley Davidson Vrod

by Editor on 02/20/17

Exciting News!!!!!!

VRIDETV is building another camera bike for the 2017 riding season, TWO bikes equals twice the fun and coverage!!!!
We are teaming up with the best of the best in the motorcycle industry to transform
this stock V-Rod into another touring motorcycle OR MAYBE a ground pounding monster!

red harley davidson vrod

Harley Davidson swap meet at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 02/16/17

motorcycle swap meet in Vancouver

Mark your calendars for Red's Garage Sale & Swap Meet at Trev Deeley Motorcycles
Sunday, February 26 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST

1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

Don't let that project bike wait another season! Come on down to Red's annual Garage Sale and Swap Meet on Sunday February 26 from 10:00AM till 3:00PM. Whether it's a cylinder from a Pan Head to an engine crank for your Evo, you're sure to fine something. But wait the news gets even better! There's no need to worry about the weather this year! We're having it INDOORS!! That's right our service department will be completely shut down for the weekend so we can bring you this incredible event indoors. 
Do you have a bunch of bike parts or old tools you're  looking to sell but hate Craigslist? Then sign up to get your very own table at the Swap Meet. Tables are $40.00 each and space is limited. You can send your table request to 

NEW FOR 2017! We will be firing up the BBQ this year! Burgers, Hotdogs, Chips, cookie and a pop! all for a $5 minimum donation to charity. 

Entry Fee: $2.00 Donation to Charity.

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

Happy Valentine's Day Ewe

by Editor on 02/14/17

If you would like to share this image, go ahead, drag it to your desktop and post it where ever you want. (just remember to give a shout out ; )

Happy Valentines Day Ewe

2017 Harley Davidson FLHXS Street Glide Special

by Editor on 02/10/17

The team at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver knocks another one out of the park with their latest bike build!!! Limited edition H-D 100 paint set 13/100 in Canada!
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.

The Harley-Davidson Special model set the world standard for the stripped-down, hot rod look. Its style is often copied, but never duplicated. The all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine backs up the look with massive torque. The ride is unmatched as well, thanks to the all-new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembo brakes. The Special features the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and the BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system, standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and color-matched fairing skirt. When it comes to the Street Glide Special motorcycle, nothing else comes close.

2017 Harley Davidson

Mustang Seats does it again with the FreeWheeler

by Editor on 02/09/17

Super Touring Comfort for Freewheeler from Mustang Seats

Thrilled with your Freewheeler but just need to sit back further?  Want a slightly wider seating area?  By popular demand, Mustang has now added their "Super" Touring style to their line of seats for these 2015-17 
H-D models.  
The 19" wide driver seat on the Super Touring provides truly maximum seating radius plus sits the rider about 2" further back compared to Mustang's Standard Touring seat for the Freewheeler.  The passenger will enjoy a slightly bucketed and very ample 14" wide seating area.

Mustang Seats Freewheeler

These Super Touring seats complete Mustang's range of options for the Freewheeler, which include a Standard Touring seat plus a Forward Touring design which moves the driver 2" forward for easier steering control.  All three options feature detailed, automotive-inspired stitching, a front bucket drain hole and a built-in driver backrest receiver.  Add an optional, fully adjustable driver backrest to any style for all day back support.
As with all Mustang seats, the marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers are proudly handcrafted and assembled in their historic New England facility (tours by appointment).  For more information, visit or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  Feel the Mustang difference!
Super Touring one-piece seat with driver backrest receiver for Freewheeler 2015-17:  #79598;  MSRP $589  
Super Touring Driver Backrest for Freewheeler 2015-17:  #79649; MSRP $219   

5 gallon conversion kit for 02-06 Harley Davidson Vrods

by Editor on 02/08/17

If you own a 2002-2006 Harley-Davidson V-Rod you know the only problem with that bike is
the stock fuel tank only holds 3.7 gallons.

The solution is the 2020D 5.3 gallon conversion kit from the folks at Unlimited Engineering, This tank holds an astonishing 53% more fuel than the stock tank!

Wait it even gets better.... They are on sale right now!

Regular $549.00

Sale price $499.00

Here's the direct link:

vrod big fuel tank

Made in America by Americans for your American motorcycle.
  • 5.3 US Gallons (20 Liters) after normalization*. This will yield approximately 5 1/4 gallons of useable fuel capacity which is a 54% increase over stock useable of 3.4 gallons - almost 2 gallons.
  • State of the art molding process gives unparalleled safety. The crash testing lab performed tests to American and European safety standards. The tank passed easily. They were instructed to increase the forces until the tank failed. They were unable to achieve a failure even when hitting the tank with many times the force set forth in the standards - they maxed out their equipment without failure.
  • Relocates the ignition out from under your butt to an easy to reach and much more natural position for the key.
  • Included parts to stop the key fob from flapping in the wind.
  • Retains normal operation of the ignition and seat latch.
  • Designed to fit 2002-2006 VRSCA, B, D, SE and SE2 models.

Mustang Seat 2017 Catalog

by Editor on 02/07/17


Mustang seats 2017 catalog

Wilkins Harley Davidson

by Editor on 02/05/17

bar and shield award wilkins harley davidson

Congratulations to our sponsor Wilkins Harley-Davidson for being awarded the Silver Bar and Shield award for customer satisfaction and sales. They are also celebrating their 70th years in business!!!!


by Editor on 01/30/17

The team at TDMC Customs a division of Trev Deeley Motorcycles has done it again with another incredible Bike build!
The perfect blend of classic, raw bobber style and the power of a High Output Twin Cam 103B engine. A modern ride with unmistakable old-iron attitude. The good old days are right now.

The Softail Slim brings old-school style into a new era. The Hollywood bars, slim rear wheel, cat eye console and foot boards recall the early days of custom motorcycles. Yet, you also get thoroughly modern features like a High Output Twin Cam 103B engine, hidden suspension and ABS brakes which make the Softail Slim motorcycle a modern classic.

 Remember when ever you but a TDMC Customs bike you get an exclusive TDMC Customs patch!

Stop by Trev Deeley Motorcycles today and check out this Amazing motorcycle!


BEST Gadget for a motorcycle rider to have

by Editor on 01/26/17

If you ride a motorcycle, you need one of these...

ZootFresh USB charger adapter connects to your bikes SAE plug (Battery tender or heated vest plug) and will charge your all your devices: smart phone, GPS, camera, bluetooth headsets etc. 
  • Impact resistant ABS plastic. 
  • Made in Texas, USA. 
  • No splicing, no soldering, very small and fits in your pocket. 
  • Hooks right up to your battery tender SAE cable. 
  • USB charging port with LED light to confirm connection with your powered SAE (battery tender plug) connection.
  • 12 volts input and 5 volts, 1 amp output.
  • Limited 1 amp output to save your bike's battery and phone

zootfresh usb charger for motorcycles

Mustang Seats does it again with their Revere Seats

by Editor on 01/19/17

Mustang Seats new Revere Seats article in Hot Bike Magazine

"Truly an extension of the rider's personality, Mustang's new line of Revere seats are available in solo or two-up versions to fit FL, XL, Dyna, and Softail models. Choose from a variety of styles and colors to match your passion for the open road. Revere seats are proudly handcrafted in Mustang's New England facility."

mustang seats

Harley Davidson V-Rod Remote control motorcycle 9.6 volt R/C

by Editor on 01/15/17

For sale: Harley-Davidson V-Rod Remote control motorcycle
9.6 volt R/C
Box is 34 inches long... 16 inches in height and 12 inches wide
The bike looks to be 24 inches long... 12 inches in height and 10 inches in width (estimated measurement because the bike is still sealed in box)
Engine noises, horn, headlight and turn signals light up
Made by New Bright under licensing of Harley-Davidson.

Harley Davidson Vrod remote control motorcycle

Motorcycle touring and adventure travel

by Editor on 01/14/17

Visit Vridetv's motorcycle touring and adventure travel channel on Youtube
Be sure to hit that subscribe button to stay in the loop!

Motorcycle riding videos

TDMC Customs 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special

by Editor on 01/12/17

The team at TDMC Customs a division of Trev Deeley Motorcycles has done it again with another incredible build! This 2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is awesome! 
Remember when ever you but a TDMC Customs bike you get an exclusive TDMC Customs patch!

Stop by Trev Deeley Motorcycles today and see it in person!

2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special

If you like to dial up the comforts for endless miles on the wide open road, you're in for one hell of a ride.
Set your own boundaries.
Those who appreciate the aggressive look and wind-cutting power of the frame-mounted shark nose fairing and dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamps on the Road Glide Special model wouldn't ride anything else. And now the ride gets even more aggressive thanks to the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine with a stage 3 114 upgrade, all-new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembobrakes. The Special features the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and the BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system, standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and color-matched fairing skirt. It's time to make your own assault on the wind.

Choosing the Best Online Payment Processor for Students Who Own Businesses

by Editor on 01/10/17

Merchant Account Solutions

Today's small business owners are a diverse group. While a few decades ago, it might have been considered absurd for a young individual to start their own business, the phenomenon is actually quite prevalent among today's youth. This is due, in large part, to the spread of the internet. As the internet made it easier than ever to put products up for sale and find relevant audiences, the difficulty of starting a business gradually lowered to a point where even tech savvy students can run a successful business! That does not mean that there are not things to keep in mind in order to guarantee success, however, or that the process is an easy one. Let's look at the best online payment processor for students who own their own businesses, and how integrated card services factor in. 

Integrated Card Services

One of the most important services that a good online payment processor will offer is the ability to use integrated card services. These exist to make the life of a business owner a bit easier, and can integrate different processes directly into the online payment processor. Some even offer things like an integration with QuickBooks, for example, which will help make your life a little easier when it comes to keeping track of finances.

Good Technology

Finally, you want to ensure that you select an online payment processor that offers the best in technology to their customers. This includes physical technology like the best credit card swiper you can find. Investing in solid technology will help you in the long run by ensuring that your business stays up and running, experiencing minimal down time and profit loss. 

When it comes to great online payment processors that offer excellent integrated card services, it doesn't get much better than Merchant Account Solutions. Take a look at their website today!

Vrod shifter linkage. PN 33867-02

by Editor on 01/08/17

Wanted: Harley-Davidson polished stainless steel shifter linkage
V-Rod Scripted part number: 33867-02

I'm looking to buy one of these, preferably NOS (new old stock) but might be interested in a used one in mint condition with all the pieces. If you have one please let me know, thank you. 

V-Rod Scripted shifter rod. pn 33867-02

Project Vrod stage 2

by Editor on 01/05/17

2016 was an exciting year as we took a stock 2003 Harley-Davidson V-rod and began transforming into our version of a touring motorcycle. We teamed up with some of the very best in the motorcycle industry and the results were exactly what we had hoped!

Now that 2017 has arrived, we are entering Stage 2 of Project Vrod and the build continues! 

Project Vrod

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

by Editor on 12/31/16

We would like to thank all of our viewers and sponsors for another great year, it's amazing how fast 2016 came and went. We have a lot of exciting things planned in 2017 and look forward to sharing them here on VRIDETV and on our social media networks.

Happy New Year everyone, all the best to you and yours in 2017.

happy new year 2017

Mustang Seats comfort on a harley davidson.
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