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VROD windshield hardware parts

by Editor on 03/02/21

For sale: Harley Davidson VROD windshield parts. Attaches bottom of windshield to the horseshoe plate. It does hinge.
Price $35USD plus shipping & Paypal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page.

more VROD parts for sale here

vrod windshield hardware parts

2003 Harley Davidson VROD 100th anniversary windshield emblem & backing plate

by Editor on 03/01/21

For sale: 2003 Harley Davidson VROD 100th anniversary windshield emblem & backing plate. Has some road rash that's why it's only $45USD (mint shape ones go for a lot more if you can even find them.)

Plus shipping & paypal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page.

more VROD parts for sale here

vrod 100 anniversary windshield emblem for sale

Motorcycle rear camera mount

by Editor on 02/27/21

Have you ever taken over the kitchen table and made it into a work bench? 
Me neither, LOL...

Last year I made a rear camera mount for our carbon fiber bike that produced very steady and smooth video quality. In doing so there were a number of brackets added to achieve that steady shot that resulted in an appearance that was not ideal in my mind. 

camera rig build

After giving a lot of thought in how to keep the steadiness of last years mount and developing a more streamline cleaned up version I decided get to work on it. This time I started with a piece of 1/4 x 5 x 6 aluminium flat bar and attached that to the Vrod baseplate that is used to attach a luggage rack and backrest. Then I drilled a hole for the ball head tripod and four holes that will eventually anchor the plate to the steel inner rear fender. Next I will be using four pieces of 5/16 ready rod to see where they meet with the inner fender then figure out the best way to secure them in place.

rear camera motorcycle mounting plate

Carbon fiber Vrod fuel cell cover modification

by Editor on 02/24/21

I wanted to do a follow up on the carbon fiber fuel cell side covers on our 2003 Harley Davidson Vrod. If you have removed the stock 3.7 fuel cell and replaced it with the Unlimited Engineering 5.3 gallon tank there will a couple of things you'll need to know. When using the UE tank the ignition has been relocated, using these MDI carbon fiber covers will leave a hole where that cylinder would go. I ended up using a piece of handlebar grip and end cap to cover it as seen in the picture below. This side fit into place perfectly with no modifications needed for fitment.

carbon fiber vrod fuel cell side cover cap

On the other side I had to dremal off some material of the carbon fiber cover to get it into place because the UE tank takes up more space in that area of the triangle. I may have removed a little too much so I had to use some 3M two sided weather stripping tape to secure it into place, undetectable when mounted on bike.

carbon fiber vrod fuel cell side cover installed

Harley Davidson Vrod camera bike

by Editor on 02/21/21

Our 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th anniversary VRSCA V-Rod has gone through a lot of changes over the years. In order to achieve this we've equipped it with some of the very best performance parts in the industry and have refined our camera mounts many times to make them both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Riding two up made it a little challenging, the saddlebags are full with camera gear so I had to build a mount for a luggage rack for our waterproof duffle. 

harley vrod camera bike

VROD front brake disc

by Editor on 02/16/21

While I'm waiting for my wheels to come back from Ruthless Designz I decided to clean up the inside edges of these front brake discs. The rotary tool with a sanding drum makes short work of a tedious task. It's a small detail but worth it once theses are on the bike.

vrod front brake disc rotors

Carbon fiber VROD fuel cell side covers

by Editor on 02/12/21

More awesomeness has arrived from the folks at MDI Carbon Fiber!
These carbon fiber V-ROD fuel cell side covers fit 02-06 models and have the hole for the ignition and will make a great addition to the rest of the body kit we have from them.

carbon fiber vrod fuel cell side covers

Rogers Pass British Columbia Canada

by Editor on 02/09/21

While going through our extensive library of images I came across this one Diane shot this while I was starting all four video cameras as we left Rogers Pass. That was a great day, the weather was perfect, the scenery was spectacular and the traffic was minimal.

bikers at rogers pass

Custom VROD wheels by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 02/05/21

Time to let the cat out of the bag...
I recently sent another set of solid VROD wheels to Ruthless Designz for machining. At only $125 per wheel it's a great way to customize your bike with a different look by having a second set. A person can pick up a used pair of wheels fairly inexpensively locally, on Facebook groups and the old interwebs.

I absolutely love the Ruthless Designz #920 option and it was a close second to their #930 option I have on my silver VROD. When I sent them in I had asked if they could do a slight modification to them by taking off the three sharp points, my thoughts on that was: first, save on band aids from the amount of times I'll clean them lol. Secondly it kinda gives a nod & pays homage to the look of the VROD Destroyer racing wheels but with a Ruthless Designz styling and street ability.

Remove points on wheels

Much to my delight I received an email from the man himself, Bill Gorby with this picture attached and the caption "Fresh off the mill."  

I was blown away at how good they looked and the fact that the owner of the company took the time to take the picture and send it to me. He sure knows how to take care of his customers!

I can hardly wait to see what they're going to look like polished and on the carbon fiber camera bike!

ruthless designz VRIDETV

Motorcycle riding on the Icefields Parkway

by Editor on 02/03/21

One of our favourite place to ride is the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. If you have ridden there you know, if you haven't yet, start planning...

Watch our extended length videos that capture the entire ride!

Harley Davidson motorcycle trip

Happy 102nd Birthday to Lorna Pennock

by Editor on 02/02/21

A huge thank you to Mark Madryga of Global BC for wishing our Grandmother Lorna Pennock a very special Happy Birthday on today's noon news!

She is a truly amazing women!

Lorna Pennock 102nd Birthday

Mount Robson Inn Jasper Alberta Canada

by Editor on 01/31/21

Diane and I absolutely love riding on the Icefields Parkway and choose to  stay at the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper & the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise. These two family owned hotels specialize in hospitality with rooms we found comfortable, affordable, and motorcycle rider friendly. 
We've stay there a number of times while filming for VRIDETV and look forward to going back very soon.

mount robson inn jasper motorcycle riders

Real Estate market in British Columbia Canada

by Editor on 01/29/21

Diane and myself have some exciting news, our house has been sold! 

A HUGE THANK YOU goes to our realtor Marshell Forster whose professionalism and work ethic is impeccable. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, she has a wealth of knowledge, connections and a reputation of client care.

Diane and I found that to be absolutely true, Marshell is attentive, helpful, and makes the whole process both fun and stress free. Another one of the many things we liked about working with Marshell was her availability. Every phone call, email or text was answered promptly and if on the rare occasion our call went to voicemail she call us back within a few minutes. 
We have a lot of respect for a person who has the traits that Marshell holds and have trusted her with one of the most important decisions of our lives, we are grateful to have found her.

We have enjoyed working with Marshell in selling our home so much that we have asked her to find us our next house.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, property, condo, townhouse or development property we highly recommend you contact MarshellForster.com

MARSHELL FORSTER PREC marshellforster.com Realitor

Real Estate market in British Columbia Canada

by Editor on 01/29/21

Diane and myself have some exciting news, our house has been sold! 

A HUGE THANK YOU goes to our realtor Marshell Forster whose professionalism and work ethic is impeccable. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, she has a wealth of knowledge, connections and a reputation of client care.

Diane and I found that to be absolutely true, Marshell is attentive, helpful, and makes the whole process both fun and stress free. Another one of the many things we liked about working with Marshell was her availability. Every phone call, email or text was answered promptly and if on the rare occasion our call went to voicemail she call us back within a few minutes. 
We have a lot of respect for a person who has the traits that Marshell holds and have trusted her with one of the most important decisions of our lives, we are grateful to have found her.

We have enjoyed working with Marshell in selling our home so much that we have asked her to find us our next house.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, property, condo, townhouse or development property we highly recommend you contact MarshellForster.com

MARSHELL FORSTER PREC marshellforster.com Realitor

Motorcycle tourism in British Columbia Canada

by Editor on 01/24/21

Last year was pretty well a bust for motorcycle tourism in BC due to the Covid Zombie Apocalypse, but 2021 is looking to be better with the vaccines rolling out. Hopefully we can get back to riding, exploring and filming this beautiful Province.

motorcycle tourism British Columbia Canada

VROD aluminum Rear wheel. Size of wheel: 18 x 5.5 inches

by Editor on 01/23/21

For sale: 2003 Harley Davidson VROD aluminum Rear wheel. 
Size of wheel: 18 x 5.5 inches
Tire: Metzler ME 880 Marathon 180 / 55ZR 18 mc 74w (good for a burn out, that's about it)
This came off a bike with only 29,000 kilometres. 
Price $160USD plus shipping & PayPal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page


vrod rear wheel for sale

VROD engine stabilizer link 16306-01

by Editor on 01/22/21

For sale: 2003 Harley Davidson VROD engine stabilizer link 16306-01
This came off a bike with only 29,000 kilometres. 
Price $65USD plus shipping & PayPal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page



VROD engine stabilizer link 16306-01

VROD stator assembly part number 30734-01K

by Editor on 01/21/21

For sale: 2003 Harley Davidson VROD stator assembly part number 30734-01K (Chrome cover not included, stator and wiring only)
This came off a bike with only 29,000 kilometres. 
Price $115USD plus shipping & paypal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page


VROD stator assembly 30734-01K

VROD cooling fan part number 26724-01

by Editor on 01/20/21

For sale: 2003 Harley Davidson VROD cooling fan part number 26724-01
This came off a bike with only 29,000 kilometres. 
Price $80USD plus shipping & PayPal fees. If you're interested please click on the contact at the bottom of this page.


VROD cooling fan part number 26724-01

Runaway lane just outside Golden British Columbia

by Editor on 01/19/21

Going through some pictures earlier and found this one of a runaway lane just outside Golden, British Columbia that Diane took.  I couldn't even imagine how scary of a situation it would be for a trucker to find themselves in a situation to head up that...

Runaway lane

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