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Selfie cam test shot

by Editor on 08/27/16

Pulled this still image off the video test footage from the selfie cam on our Harley Davidson Vrod camera bike. I used a Super fisheye lens on on Sony HXR-MC1 POV camera, there's pros and cons.
Pro: gets most of the rider, lots of background. Con: edges are some what distorted.
All & all I think it's still a usable shot for another camera angle for our videos. What do you think?

Motorcycle rider selfie

Harley Davidson discontinues VROD

by Editor on 08/24/16

Get a 2017 V-Rod while you can, there will not be a 2018...
Harley-Davidson has discontinued both the Muscle and the NightRod, production will as early as October. Before you freak out and yell at the screen that this rumour has been going around for years, STOP, take a breathe... This is really happening. My source is solid, believe me I wish it wasn't true. I'm a huge fan of the Vrod, I put on 152,000 kms on my first on Vrod and it was still running strong! Best built motorcycle I've ever ridden.

The Harley-Davidson Dealer meeting is on right now in Boston, that is where my source was told that this is indeed true.

(screen shot taken from Harley-Davidson's website)

2017 muscle

Vrod electrical problem solved

by Editor on 08/23/16

The team at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver has solved the electrical problem on our Vrod, it was one of the electric fans and more specifically the upper. They had to order it in and I'm happy to say that it has arrived and to be installed today. The tech also did a battery test and discovered that it had a dead cell, new battery time.
Thanks guys, I appreciate all your help!

vrod engine
 

2006 Harley Davidson Sreamin' Eagle CVO Vrod

by Editor on 08/13/16

I almost fell over when I saw this killer Vrod this morning at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver. It's a 2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCSE2 CVO V-Rod with only 30,270 miles on it with a Screamin' Eagle Race Tuner, Vance & Hines 2 into 1 Exhaust and a Sundowner touring seat. Here's the best part, it's for sale, if your interested give them a call at 604-290-BIKE


CVO Vrod

Gnome N at Bates Motel

by Editor on 08/10/16

Gnome N Bates

On aug 6th Diane and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary, we picked up this guy to commemorate it. Spent some time trying to come up with a name for him and came up with this....

Outstanding Customer Service at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 08/05/16

trev deeley harley davidson vrod


Update on the wiring problem:
This morning I rode my bike to Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver to have the TDMC Customs team look at the electrical issue. Turns out to be a bigger problem than I thought and the bike needs to stay. That was kind of a bummer and I'm thinking to myself how am I going to get home?  Here's the awesome part, they gave me a ride home all the way to Aldergrove (45 min each way on a Friday) WOW, that is outstanding customer service!!!  Huge Thank You to all the staff, you guys are the BEST!!!

Blown fuse. Vrod codes U1096 and U1255

by Editor on 08/04/16

Our 2003 Harley-Davidson Vrod is having some electrical issues, it keeps blowing the 15Amp battery fuse. Here's the scenario:

Vrod fuse box cover

No speedo, odometer or clamshell light.

Here are the codes:

P> P1481 Current Fan output open/low 4.15 FAN OPERATION CHECK

S> U1255 Current Missing response-at IM 4.33 DTC U1096, U1255

S> U1096 Current Loss of IM serial data-at TSSM 3.20 DTC U1096, U1255

C> None

Once I cleared the codes they didn't come back.

I had a HD dealership look at it and they diagnosed it as a relay (Gray) 

Happened again…blew the same fuse (so they were historic not current)

I replace the fuse and tried to recreate the scenario: I started up the bike and let it run until the fans came on, both upper and lower came on, then cycled off. I left it running to see if the fans would continue to cycle on and off.. they did, 5 times and during the 6th time while the fan was running I gave it a little throttle and it blue the fuse. (my guess is that was a coincidence)

Then I shut the bike off and a small puddle of coolant was noticeable on the left side of the bike, I'm assuming that was from the overflow tube.

History of bike: 03 Vrod it only has 10,700 kms. The owner before me didn't ride it for a couple of years.

I definitely inherited this problem from the previous owner, I found a package of 15amp fuses in a small pocket of the saddlebags that originally came with the bike. Sure would have been nice if he told me there was a problem...

I posted all of this on a Vrod group on Facebook and received an overwhelming amount of help from fellow riders. It's so cool that they took the time to read my post and shared their thought on how to solve the mystery. After making a list of all the suggestions I began going through the bike checking off "To dos". 

vrod electrical

Grounds checked and cleaned

Fan connectors cleaned and disconnected/reconnected 4 times to scuff terminals

Started the bike let it warm up, both fans cycled on and when they did, I noticed a brief drop in the engine idle. let the fans run for a minute then revved the bike a little and the fuse blew again...

I replaced the fuse, restarted the bike, turned it off to check codes.

Here are the codes:

P > U1096

S > U1096

C > none

After writing down the codes I cleared them, turned off the ignition, then restarted the bike, turned it off and checked the codes again. There were none, showing that the were historical not current.

It was good to see no codes show up but the issue was still not resolved.

At this point there might have been some swearing....

I'll be the first to admit that this is now something beyond my skill set, an HD tech with a multimeter and a Harley-Davidson "Breakout Box" (speciality tool) will now have to be the one to solve this problem.

Vrod codes U1906 and U1255

Tourism Surrey

by Editor on 08/02/16

Big thank you to the folks at Discover Surrey BC the official website of Tourism Surrey for featuring our BC Day picture on their site. #TrueSurrey

True Surrey 

BC Day 2016

by Editor on 08/01/16

Happy BCDAY everyone, enjoy your time with family and friends.

Explore BC

I snapped this reflection selfie of the #ExploreBC poster in the window of Tourism Surrey's visitor centre.

BC Day

Happy BCday everyone : ) Thank you for watching VRIDETV.com Welcome to British Columbia, "The Best Place on Earth". This picture was taken in South Surrey at the Truck Border Crossing of the Canada US Border at 176th Street, seconds away from Tourism Surrey's Visitor Centre Discover Surrey ExploreBC  Destination British Columbia ExploreBCDAY

Mustang Seats at Sturgis

by Editor on 07/28/16

Press Release:   Ride the Black Hills in Mustang Comfort and Style!

mustang seats

Once again, motorcyclists are beginning to converge on the Black Hills of South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Rally. From Mustang's huge rally rig at Black Hills Harley-Davidson to their two billboards on I-90 to their factory reps at the J&P Cycles store on Lazelle in the heart of downtown Sturgis, Mustang will be all through the Black Hills during this year's rally.
 
 
Stop by one of Mustang's two locations where you can check out Mustang's incredible selection of seat styles for Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, Kawasaki, Triumph, Can-Am, Honda, Ducati, BMW, Yamaha and Suzuki. 
 
 
July 30-August 13:  Huge Rally Truck at Black Hills Harley-Davidson 2820 Harley Drive, Rapid City (Exit 55)
 
            August 3-13:  Mustang Factory reps at J&P Cycles Store 1650 Lazelle Street, downtown Sturgis
 
Not only will Mustang's factory-trained 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 while you ride the Black Hills! 
 
 
Plus, Mustang is a proud sponsor of the following must see events:
 
 
Aug. 7:  The Flying Piston Builder Breakfast where you can meet legendary and cutting-edge bike builders at the CrossRoads Big Engine Bar at the Buffalo Chip on Sunday, August 7. 9:30 am.
 
Aug. 7-12:  Skin & Bones Tattoo Inspired Motorcycles and Art program curated by famed photographer Michael Lichter at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Sunday, August 7 Friday, August 12, 2-10 pm.     
         
Aug. 10:  Perewitz Custom Paint Show hosted by Dave and Jody Perewitz (Mustang's New England neighbors) at the Iron Horse Saloon in downtown Sturgis on Wednesday, August 10, 11am - 4pm  
 
Aug 11:  Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover winners will be announced on stage at the Buffalo Chip, Thursday, August 11    
 
 
 
Can't make it to Sturgis?  See Mustang's complete rally schedule: http://www.mustangseats.com/Mustang/Rallies-Events  For more info, visit www.MustangSeats.com or call 800-243-1392.  Feel the difference that Mustang makes! 

mustang seats

mustang seats

Comfort on a Mustang Wha'ts it take to make a premium quality seat? Start with styling, the finest materials, and a perfectly contoured seat. Design and build every seat in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. Produce every seat with a satisfied customer in mind. That's what you can expect from Mustang, recognized as the worldwide leader in replacement motorcycle seats.  Proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1980.
| Mustang: We go the distance

Hogust party at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 07/26/16

trev deeley

On August 6th 2016 from 11:00am till 3:00pm we will be holding our first HOGust Summer Party in our West parking lot at Trev Deeley Motorcycles. This event is a chance to kick back, unwind and enjoy the summer days in beautiful Vancouver B.C. We've pulled out all the stops for this event! For the food we will be having a pig roast and pulled pork sandwiches from Memphis Blues from 11:30am till 2:30pm (while supplies last). To get your hands on a pulled pork sandwich or pig roast, cornbread, slow roasted beans, coleslaw and a soda/water you will need to provide a minimum donation of $5.00 per plate to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. 

For entertainment we are proud to feature the VanCity Stunters featuring Matt Bush, Jackson Chater, and Bill Hitchon. FYI Bill stunts ATV's In addition to the Stunters we will be having various venders and organizations at the event, including, A.I.M., The West Coast Rottweiler Rescue and the PNE Prize Home Lottery. Also you only ever see this once a year at our Show and Shine but we are bringin it back for round 2!, Karen's Sidewalk/Red Pen Sale! In case you missed it last time, this is your chance to pick up some killer gear at incredible prices.

In addition to the above entertainment, we would like to invite anyone with a vintage bike or show bike to come on down and display their treasure. There is no registration, entry fee or contest. This is just a chance to show off your ride. So spread the word!

And for those of you on the Pokémon GO train! We will be setting up a Pokelure at the tower in our west parking lot. For those of you that don't know a Pokelure is a game mechanic in the popular mobile game Pokémon GO. The Lure will be active from 9 am till 5 pm and provides a high chance to attract a rare Pokémon. If you or anyone you know plays this game, they'll know what I'm talking about.

Come and help us celebrate summer at our first annual HOGust Summer party! See you there!
1875 Boundary Road Vancouver
Event details:
Saturday August 6th 2016
Music and good times from 11:00am till 3:00pm
Food from 11:30am till 2:30pm (or while supplies last)
Stunt shows at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
Pokelure 9:00am till 5:00pm

Photo Bombed by the Cat

by Editor on 07/21/16

Happy Birthday to Vridetv's co-founder Diane : )

What's going on in this pic?.... 
She's lying on the ground to get a low to high angle shot of our Harley Davidson Vrod camera bike, then out of no where, Harry the cat shows up to micro manage the Photo shoot...

women camera and a cat

Biker Umbrella

by Editor on 07/15/16

We've all done it...

BIKER UMBRELLA

Harley Davidson Vrod and Jet plane

by Editor on 07/09/16

This jet airplane is at the entrance to the Abbotsford International Airport YXX, I could't ride past without taking a pic.

Jet Harley Davidson VRIDETVcom

UFO sighting? Nope, it's the GoodYear Blimp in Abbotsford

by Editor on 07/07/16

Spotted the GoodYear Blimp in Abbotsford yesterday, found out on the news that it's been ten years since it's last visit to British Columbia, Canada!

GoodYear Blimp in Abbotsford British Columbia Canada

100 Anniversary Vrod backrest pad

by Editor on 07/06/16

It took awhile but I finally found one...
100th Anniversary backrest pad for our 2003 Harley Davidson Vrod VRSCA, brand new, in the box!
It was like opening a 13 year old time capsule for Project Vrod

100 anniversary harley davidson backrest pad for Vrod

July 4th

by Editor on 07/04/16

Happy 4th of July to all our American friends, viewers and sponsors.

Enjoy your time with family & friends.

Harley Davidson Vrod 4th of July

Deer Scares Himself

by Editor on 07/03/16

DEER SCARES HIMSELF
click image to watch it happen...

This happened right outside VRIDETV's office window. Young buck eating apples bumps his head on the wind chime, guess it worked : )
I shot this on an iPhone with full zoom, through a window, so the quality is kinda meeh.

Happy Canada Day

by Editor on 07/01/16

Happy 149th Birthday to the GREATEST Country in the world!

canada maple leaf harley davidson vod VRIDETVcom

New Product Release: Mustang Wide Touring Seat for the Victory Vision

by Editor on 06/29/16

victory vision and mustang seats

June 28, 2016, Three Rivers, MA - Mustang's Vision of Comfort offers significant improvements over the stock seat on Victory's luxury touring model. 

 

Their new one-piece touring seat widened the bucket radius of both the front and rear seating areas while slightly lowering them as well.  Not only does Mustang's more comfortable design let the driver sit back into the 17.5" wide seat but the front nose area has been designed slightly lower toeliminate that "crowded" feeling.  The passenger is fully supported in a 15.5" wide bucket that is contoured for comfort. 

Mustang incorporated heating components for high/low dual control by driver and passenger.  The new seat fits all Victory Vision 2008-16 models and features detailed stitching accents to further enhance the Vision's striking lines.  For all day riding support for the driver, choose the optional driver backrest that is easily removable, fully adjustable, folds for storage and quickly installs into the receiver which is built into Mustang's seat. The seat cover material perfectly matches the stock passenger backrest on the trunk. 

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 for Victory Vision, 2008-16:  #79723 MSRP $889

For more information click here.


mustang seats for victory vision


Click here for additional hi-res images of Mustang's new seat for the Victory Vision or click here for a short video introduction.

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