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Virtual Motorcycle Rides

by Editor on 12/06/16

Escape Parked Motorcycle Syndrome with VRIDETV....
We know there's a lot of people out there that have had to park their bikes until Spring...

We asked the question: Would you like us to post some motorcycle riding videos 30 to 60 minutes long, with no editing, no music, just the sounds of the wind in your face and the motorcycle's engine and exhaust? The response was overwhelmingly YES : )

We've built an interactive map below using Google Maps. Click on a red marker and a video of that exact area opens up showing you exactly what it's like to ride that road.
To help everyone get through the winter, turn on a space heater and fan in front of your monitor, pick a destination, push play and you're virtually riding....


Virtual motorcycle rides

Tilley Vancouver Pop Up Store

by Editor on 12/03/16

Today's the Grand opening of Tilley Vancouver's pop up store at the Lonsdale Quay : )

tilley vancouver pop up store

iPhone and GoPro charger for motorcycles

by Editor on 12/02/16

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, GoPro. 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

Click here for Free shipping 


BEST GIFT FOR BIKER


Ride safe patch and sticker

by Editor on 11/26/16

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a motorcycle rider?


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

Click here to place your order http://www.vridetv.com/patch.html

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.

RIDE SAFE patch and sticker VRIDETVcom

Happy Thanksgiving USA

by Editor on 11/24/16

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers and sponsors, thank you for watching VRIDETV.

Enjoy your time with family and friends : )

(Pic from our Tour in Turkey)

Motorcycle ride in Turkey

Black Friday and Orange Monday at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

by Editor on 11/23/16

Trev Deeley Motorcycles is the place you want to be for Black Friday and Orange Monday!!!
Now's your change to get some of the lowest prices of the year on Parts, Accessories and Motorclothes!! (Motorcycles, Labour and Storage not included in sale) I also hears their might be some deals on brand new 2016 bikes! Starting Friday November 25 at 9AM and ending Monday November 28th at 5:30pm.

black friday trev deeley

V-RODERS Norway

by Editor on 11/21/16

Big thank you to Bjorn and the Norsk Motorcykkel Union for sending me this V-RODERS Original Norway patch and NMCU stickers. The timing was perfect, they arrived on Motorcycle Monday!

vrod norwayVroder Norway

Trump wall does not apply to Canada

by Editor on 11/16/16

That silver post represents the borderline between Canada and the United States...

Motorcycle Canada USA border. TRUMP WALL

Trev Deeley Motorcycles is now streaming VRIDETV videos

by Editor on 11/12/16

I am very pleased to announce that Trev Deeley Motorcycles is now streaming our videos in their showroom!!!! 

Social Media Challenge:
Next time you're at Trev Deeley Motorcycles post a pic or video beside the monitor playing our videos, then tag it @VRIDETV & post it on your choice of social media. You could win one of our Ride Safe patches or stickers : )


Did you know that Trev Deeley Motorcycles is the oldest Harley-Davidson dealership in Canada? Yes it's true, and in 2017 they will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary!!!!

located at 1875 Boundary Road Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

trev deeley motorcycles

Remembrance Day

by Editor on 11/11/16

Remembrance Day,

Thank you to the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.

"Lest We Forget"

national war memorial ottawa

Manfrotto 500ah fluid filled tripod head

by Editor on 11/07/16

Manfrotto 500ah tripod head

I was pretty excited to find this Manfrotto 500ah fluid filled tripod head on Craigslist.
It's in perfect condition for a fraction of the retail cost.

Specs:
Lightweight Fluid Head
Load Up to 5kg
Aluminum Build
Side Lock System for QR Plates
The MVH500AH is a lightweight head with a wider platform for HDSLR bodies which has a sliding plate which travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras
The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg (11lbs) of equipment
It's the most compact head in the successful Bridging Technology range and it replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head
Beautifully smooth shots: the 500 has professional fluid cartridges on both pan and tilt axes to ensure that every camera movement is smooth, controlled and precise
Faster, easier and safer to use: the side lock system allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back
No secondary safety lock is necessary
The side lock system also makes it quicker and simpler to lift the camera out of the head from above
The 500 has a pre-set counterbalance of 2.4kg (5.3 lbs), but is able to support equipment of up to 5kg (11 lbs)
The 500 has one Easy Link 3/8" connector to allow an external monitor or other accessory equipment to be fitted
MVH500AH head with flat base tripod mount for attachment to a hybrid photo/video tripod, a traditional photo tripod, slider, a monopod or other supports
Specifications
Attaches By: 1/4" and 3/8" attachment type
Attachment: 3/8" screw attachment type
Bubble Spirit Level (No.): 1 number
Center Of Gravity: 55 mm/2.16 in
Color: black color
Counterbalanced Weight: 2.4 kg/5.29 lbs
Independent Pan Lock: yes
Independent Tilt Lock: yes
Lateral Tilt: -70° / +90° tilt range
Material: aluminum
Maximum Working Temperature: 60.0 °C/140°F
Minimum Working Temperature: -20.0 °C/-4°F
Pan Bar Positions: 2 number
Pan Bars Included (No.): 1 number
Pan Drag: fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Panoramic Rotation: 360 degrees
Plate Type: 500PLONG
Quick Release: yes
Safety Payload Weight: 5.0 kg/11.02 lbs
Secondary Safety System: yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance: yes
Tilt Drag: fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Weight: 0.93 kg/2.05 lbs
Working Height: 9.5 cm/3.74 in

Movember

by Editor on 11/04/16

Trev Deeley Motorcycles is the place to be on Saturday November 5th for their Movember BBQ charity fundraiser 11:30am - 2 pm

1875 Boundary Road in Vancouver, British Columbia.

TDMC Movember

Halloween at the Bates Motel

by Editor on 10/31/16

Happy Halloween everyone

Question: Would you sleep at the Bates Motel on Halloween?

Halloween at the Bates Motel

halloween motorcycle fire

Tilley Vancouver

by Editor on 10/27/16

Tilley hat
photo credit: Diane of VRIDETV

Tilley Vancouver: A splendid store to visit... now at 1750 West Broadway

"We proudly offer Canada's iconic Tilley Hats and Tilley travel and adventure clothing in a relaxed, full service environment.

We also provide selected clothing from David Cline, Patagonia, ExOfficio, and Royal Robbins, MyPakage men's underwear and men's and women's Instance socks, scarves and wraps from V.Fraas and travel and security essentials from Eagle Creek, Travelon, and Austin House.

There is extensive underground parking off the alley behind the store, and usually good street parking.

Two generations of the Vancouver Tilley family, Barbara and John, Jeff and Nikki, have owned and operated our family store since 1985."

*Remember to use the hashtag #TilleyVancouver in social media for a chance to have you picture or video featured by

Ride Home from the Lone Star Rally in Comfort with Mustang Seats

by Editor on 10/25/16

lonestar rally

Galveston, Texas, is the place to be November 3-6 for the Lone Star Rally.
 
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the greatest motorcycle party in Texas where you can enjoy riding along Galveston's 32 mile stretch of beaches and party with bikers from all over the country!
 
This year's event will be held through November 3-6 at several locations to offer a wide range of activities:  bike shows, contests and games, live music, vendors, rides, military tributes and lots more. 
  You'll find Mustang's huge rally truck and factory-trained reps at Seawall and 25th Street Wednesday-Sunday on the beautiful Gulf. 
  
Check out Mustang's incredible selection of seat styles for Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, Kawasaki, Triumph, Can-Am, Honda, Ducati, BMW, Yamaha and Suzuki.  Not only will Mustang's reps help you try seats on your bike for the best fit for both you and your passenger but, after you select your perfect replacement seat, they will mount it for you for free.  Finally, living up to Mustang's #1 rating in customer service, they will ship your old seat back home for you for free. 
 
Feel the difference that Mustang makes!  For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  

Vrod pictures from Autumn rides

by Editor on 10/23/16

We've been enjoying the Fall riding season and have posted more pictures here

Moto Vlogger VRIDETVcom

Canada HD is up for sale

by Editor on 10/19/16

The domain name CanadaHD.com is now up for sale to the highest bidder.

more at CanadaHD.com

Canada hd for sale


VRIDETV is the owner of CanadaHD.com and has decided to sell this top tier domain name.

Ride Home from the Thunder Beach Rally in Comfort!

by Editor on 10/15/16

mustang seats

Panama City Beach, Florida, is the place to be October 19-23 for the Thunder Beach Autumn Rally. http://thunderbeachproductions.com/
 
Located on northwest Florida's beautiful "Emerald Coast", the area is known for its distinctive,sugar-white sandy shoreline that stretches 27 miles along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
Less than a mile from that famous beach, you'll find Mustang's huge rally truck and factory-trained reps at Harley-Davidson of Palm City Beach http://www.pcbharley.com/ Wednesday-Sunday. 
 
Check out Mustang's incredible selection of seat styles for Harley-Davidson, Indian,Victory, Kawasaki, Triumph, Can-Am, Honda, Ducati, BMW, Yamaha and Suzuki.  Not only will Mustang's reps help you try seats on your bike for the best fit for both you and your passenger but, after you select your perfect replacement seat, they will mount it for you for free.  Finally, living up to Mustang's #1 rating in customer service, they will ship your old seat back home for you for free. 
 
Can't make it to Panama City Beach? See Mustang's complete rally schedule for the rest of the year: http://www.mustangseats.com/Mustang/Rallies-Events
 
Feel the difference that Mustang makes!  For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or413-668-1100.  

Last Harley Davidson Vrod built

by Editor on 10/14/16

It's a sad day for Vrod enthusiasts, this is the very last V-Rod to be built...

photo courtesy of Fitzgerald Motorsports

I know that it's true, but I still have a hard time believing it...
I've ridden motorcycles all my life and I think the V-rod is the best bike Harley-Davidson ever built. My original 03 had over 152, 000 kms on it and was still going strong when I sold it. (miss that bike should have kept it) It was on that very bike that Diane and I rode across Canada becoming the first to do so on a Vrod. 

I got to ride a Muscle for a year, really like that bike but once the contract was up I decided to buy another 03 and try and recreate the original. ProjectVrod

last vrod built 

Indian Roadmaster comfort from Mustang Seats

by Editor on 10/09/16

Mustang's newest seat offers significant improvements over the stock seat on Indian's luxury touring Roadmaster model.  
 
Stay warm but look cool with high/low dual heating controls for driver and passenger that are hidden beneath Mustang's intricately enhanced diamond-stitched black seat cover.  

indian roadmaster mustang seats

The driver's 18" wide seat is 3/4" lower and 7/8" further back than the stock seat so the rider feels that he is sitting back into the seat rather than merely on it.  For all day riding support the included driver backrest is easily removable, fully adjustable, folds for storage and quickly installs into the receiver which is built into Mustang's seat. 
 
Mustang's reputation for improving passenger comfort remains secure with this 15" wide rear seat that is contoured for comfort.  Pair this seat with Mustang's wrap-around arms and backrest pad for ultimate passenger comfort and enhanced lumbar support.  Passengers with the Roadmaster's Trunk Armrest Supports will appreciate Mustang's replacement matching pads that are higher and flatter for much greater forearm 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 New England facility (tours are available by appointment).  For more information, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  Feel the difference that Mustang makes!
 
One-Piece Touring seat for Indian Roadmaster, 2016-17:  #76644 MSRP $899
Wrap-around arms and backrest pad for Indian Roadmaster, 2016-17:  #76022 MSRP $429
Armrest Pads for Indian Roadmaster, 2016-17:  #76024 MSRP $65

Mustang Seats comfort on a harley davidson. VRIDETV.com
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