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Bikers for Burns

by Editor on 08/26/15

Bikers for burns


Registration is from 9:30am-11am Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Come early for your FREE Limited Edition Custom Lord of Gastown T-Shirt.
The ride leaves Trev Deeley Motorcycles (1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver) at 11:30am sharp
The wrap up party is from 1pm - 5pm at The Shady Tree Pub (40456 Government Road, Squamish)
Registration is $30.00, and registrants may add a donation if they wish.
 
All proceeds raised go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. 100% of the work done to create this event is done by volunteers from the Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society. Fire apparatus at Trev Deeley proudly supplied by the VF&RS. Help us help others.

2016 Harley Davidson Vrod Muscle

by Editor on 08/25/15

2016 vrod muscle

I would have loved to been able to go to the Harley Davidson Dealer show in Las Vegas, but like everyone else we were able to live vicariously through the social media postings of the lucky men and women you got to attend. 

I was Super Stoked to see this picture in my inbox from Chris Wong-Moon the Operations Manager of Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver. This is the new Billet Silver paint option, for the Vrod Muscle, looks pretty NICE.


2016 Harley Davidson Motorcycles

by Editor on 08/23/15

Here's the link to the 2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

 


As soon as Harley-Davidson & Harley-Davidson Canada posted the 2016 HarleyDavidson Vrod Muscle motorcycles I went on their sites and used the "Build You Harley" program. Which do you like better?

here's the direct link to "Build You Harley" it's easy to use, just pick your model an add accessories  http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_CA/home/hd1-customization/build-your-harley.html

2016 Harley Davidson Vrod Muscle silver

2016 VROD Muscle VRIDETVcom 

World's Largest Marshmallows?

by Editor on 08/22/15

Bumper crop this year....
Now I need to find a graham wafer farm & a Chocolate river
#Smores

Giant marshmallo

Ryan Ennis at Peacemaker Filmworks shot the Robbie Maddison Surfing motorcycle video: Pipe Dream

by Editor on 08/18/15

What an incredible day I had today, I got to meet Ryan Ennis owner of Peacemaker Filmworks Inc. It was his company with partner Chris Wiseman that shot some of the action sequences in the Robbie Maddison Surfing motorcycle video that has gone viral and blown up on the internet, TV and every media outlet you can think of! 

Ryan Ennis has an IMDB page a mile long listing the TV shows and movies he's been in, Man of Steel, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, I Robot,  just to name a few...

During my visit Ryan showed me all the different vehicles they use and the camera rigs to get this incredible footage. 
You gotta check it out for yourself, it's amazing!!!!!!

Huge thank you to Ryan for taking the time to meet with me and giving me the tour, hopefully one day I'll have an opportunity to  work with him on a project with our camera bike.

A couple of iPhone pics

Ryan Ennis Peacemaker filworks

Ryan Ennis Peacemaker filmworks

2016 Vrod Harley Davidson Dealer show in Las Vegas

by Editor on 08/17/15

2016 VROD


Does anyone have any info on the 2016 Vrods?
The Vegas dealer show is next week, that's where it's supposed to be unveiled, but..... someones gotta have leaked a pic by now...... Would love to see it.


So far this is all I've been able to find…..

VRSCDX:
Vivid Black
Charcoal Denim
Velocity Red Sunglo
Olive Gold

VRSCF:
Vivid Black
Black Denim
Billet Silver Flames
Crushed Ice Pearl Deluxe Two-Tone
Velocity Red Sunglo Flames

Vrod Luggage Rack

by Editor on 08/11/15

Sneak peek of the luggage rack I've been working on over the weekend. Mounted it to our camera plate with 5/16 stainless steel ready rod, covers that with aluminum tubing, then used 1/4 x 1 inch aluminum flat bar to attach the tour pack rack from Kamloops Harley-Davidson. This sits above our rear camera and can be easily taken off & put back on with 4 nuts when needed for the long rides.  I've got some stainless steel acorn nuts on order, they should be here in a few days and will give it the final touch.

Vrod luggage rack

Kamloops Harley Davidson August in store specials

by Editor on 08/05/15

Diane and I rode to Kamloops Harley-Davidson yesterday, we had a great visit with everyone there and wanted to share the link to their in store specials with you. Click on the picture and see for yourself the fantastic deals they're offering. 

kamloops harley davidson

Happy BC Day

by Editor on 08/03/15

Happy BC Day everyone, enjoy your time with family & friends : )

BC DAY

BC Day Long Weekend Super Stash

by Editor on 08/02/15

BC Day Super stash

Happy BCDay Long Weekend everyone.
We thought this was an appropriate spot for the SuperStash....  Fort Langley, the Birthplace of British Columbia.

We also shot 3 iPhone videos and posted them on instagram


This SuperStash contains:

T-shirt from Ortlieb USA.
ZootFresh, LLC USB charger & sticker
Kamloops Harley Davidson Keychain & bottle opener
inReach Canada cellphone wallet
Mustang Seats pen, pin & 2 stickers. 
Accent Inns Biker Rubber Duck
Stickers from
And a VRIDETV Ride Safe patch & sticker. 

"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

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
mustangseats


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

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