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New Lid Covers for Harley Davidson FL from Mustang Seats

by Editor on 03/25/17

New Lid Covers for FL now Match Mustang's Variety of New Seats
 It's no secret that Harley FL touring riders have a reputation for putting hard miles on their baggers--which can mean scuffed or scratched hard saddlebag lids!  Whether you want to hide those battered bag lids or wisely protect their showroom-fresh look, seasoned riders know that Mustang's lid covers are the perfect solution.

mustang seats lid covers

For years, Mustang's popular lid covers for 1993-13 and 2014-17 FL Touring models with OE hard bags have been available in plain black (only $109 per pair) or with chrome or black pearl-centered studs ($129 MSRP).  Mustang is now introducing a new line of lid covers to match their latest seats: diamond stitch, deluxe style, carbon and the Dave Perewitz Signature Series for only $139 per pair.
Mustang's form-fitted lid covers are made from the highest quality expanded vinyland are uniquely designed to fit snugly with no wrinkles, unsightly straps or Velcro tabs.  As with all Mustang seats, lid covers are proudly designed and individuallyhand sewn in their New England facility. 
For more information, visit or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  

Broken Harley Davidson Exhaust Heat Shield repair

by Editor on 03/22/17

The heat shields on the Harley-Davidson Vrods are held onto the exhaust pipes by a hose clamp which slides through a bracket that's spot welded to the back of the heat shield. These quite commonly brake....

The best way to fix this problem is have it welded back on, but I was concerned that might damage the chrome. After searching out products to reattach the bracket I chose JB Weld's High Heat Epoxy.

The directions for usage were followed and the heatshield is back on the Screamin Eagle 16 gauge pipes on our 2003 Harley Davidson Vrod camera bike.

harley davidson heatshield repair

It's officially Spring

by Editor on 03/20/17

Goodbye Winter and helloooooooooooooooooooo Spring : )

Winter turns to spring

St. Patricks Day

by Editor on 03/17/17

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone, have a great day and Ride Safe : )

St. Patricks Day

Tilley Vancouver

by Editor on 03/15/17

Have you seen Tilley Vancouver's new website yet?

Check out the new look and their world renowned travel apparel at Tilley Vancouver
Remember to connect with them on social media & use the hashtag #TilleyVancouver for a chance to have your pic or video featured by them!

tilley vancouver

Vrod fans

by Editor on 03/11/17

Hey Vrod Fans, here's round two:  I'm going to be having some "V-ROD" patches & stickers made... BUT before I do, I would like your opinion on which version. Cast your vote by typing the corresponding letter to your choice in the comment box.

Vrod patches

Mustang Seats at Daytona

by Editor on 03/10/17

Mustang Seats at Daytona

If you're in Daytona make sure to stop by and see Mustang Seats at either of their locations!
Their factory reps will help you choose the perfect seat.

Remember, when you by a seat, Mustang Seats will ship your old one back home for you. How cool is that!!!!

For directions click below
Daytona Speedway
Destination Daytona

International Women's Day

by Editor on 03/08/17

Happy International Women's Day to all the women of the world : )

International Women's Day

Vrod patch

by Editor on 03/07/17

Hey Vrod Fans, I'm going to be having some "V-RODDER 4 LIFE" patches & stickers made... BUT before I do, I would like your opinion on which version. Cast your vote by typing the corresponding letter to your choice in the comment box.


Earth Networks

by Editor on 03/06/17

Earth Networks

Sferic Mobile: Severe Weather Custom Alerts

In a world of constant go-go-go, it is nice to know somebody has your back. Earth Networks understands that your life is as unpredictable as the weather, and wants to keep your organization and business informed about the latest weather happenings, so that you can prepare for tomorrow, today with its lightning alert app

With 20 years of experience in the weather sector, and backed by the globe's first and only network of 1,200 in-cloud lightning sensors and more than 12,000 hyper-local weather stations, Earth Networks has the ability and know-how to keep you informed with instant weather updates.

Sferic Mobile: Get Alerted Anywhere, at Any Time

Severe weather changes can come out of nowhere. Hail, wind, and lightning can instantly disrupt your company, putting patrons, employees, assets, and properties in danger. Having instant access to up-to-the-minute weather developments is crucial for any business professional. Earth Networks' Sferic Mobile helps make your life easier by:

Delivering up-to-date weather conditions on your smartphone, tablet, or any other mobile device
Monitoring your important locations with a personalized alert engine
Increasing response speed through immediate notifications

Smart Weather Tracking

With Earth Network's Sferic Mobile, you will receive instant push notifications about inclement weather straight through your smartphone. You no longer have to check email, listen to the radio, or watch the news to see if bad weather is on the rise.

With the contextual mapping system, you can keep track of visual representations of the alert on a real-time severe weather tracker map that shows you which of your important locations could be affected.

Need a weather update when you are on the go? No problem. Earth Networks' Sferic Mobile provides you with easy admin access, so you can continually update your settings, keeping you and your colleagues informed, secure, and safe.


by Editor on 03/01/17

The TDMC Customs team at Trev Deeley Motorcycles is at it again creating motorcycle magic with their latest custom build a 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 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. It's time to make your own assault on the wind.

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

Mustang Seats comfort on a harley davidson.
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