by Editor on 01/20/18
Next step on the camera mount upgrades was to put some more shape into the aluminum angle brackets that support the plate. It's all about the details ; )
- Tools used:
- circle template
- coarse file
- fine file
- 0000 steel wool & 320 / 400 sandpaper
- Autosol polish
- lots of elbow grease
by Editor on 01/17/18
The TDMC Customs team at Trev Deeley Motorcycles is at it again creating motorcycle magic with their latest custom build, a 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout!
The 2018 Breakout motorcycle takes the idea of long, lean, mean, asphalt devouring muscle to the modern edge. It's time to ride like you're an alpha wolf among sheep.
Features may include:
- Digital Riser Gauge
- Wide digital instrumentation, mounted on risers to be close to your field of vision. Speed readout, fuel gauge, and gear indicator.
- 240mm Rear Tire
- A muscular tire that is the perfect embodiment of classic drag-bike heritage pumping through this ride.
- Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin Engine
- A powerful, smooth-running engine with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble. Available in 107 and 114 engine displacements.
- 3.5 Gallon Tank
- A newly designed smooth top fuel tank that accentuates the big, powerful Milwaukee-Eight engine.
- All-New Softail Frame
- A lighter, stiffer frame (compared to previous Softail and Dyna models) that takes the idea of form and function to a place it's never been before. It's the look of a hard tail from a bygone era that delivers a thoroughly modern ride.
- High Performance Front Suspension
- New suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork for reduced weight with linear damping characteristics.
- High Performance Rear Mono Shock
- All-new easily adjustable mono-shock rear suspension allows for dynamic cornering capability while preserving the hardtail look.
here's the direct link to this bike on TDMC Customs website http://www.trevdeeley.com/default.asp?page=xInventoryDetail&id=3989030&p=1&s=Year&d=D&fr=xCustomInventory
by Editor on 01/11/18
There was a lot of time put into the recent upgrades to our rear camera mount and we wanted to post a picture of it installed on the bike. The mount incorporates a luggage rack, tripod mount, the camera case, and is as compact as possible. Now it's time to test it out as soon as the weather cooperates.
by Editor on 12/31/17
British Columbia's Lower mainland got hit by some serious winter weather in the form of freezing rain on December 28th & 29th knocking out power in the Fraser Valley to over 120,000 people in Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack... We lost power on Friday the 29th and got it back on Sunday the 31st (total outage 44 1/2 hours)
We would like to thank the men and women of BC Hydro who braved the severe weather and worked around the clock to restore power to us and many others... Thank you and Happy New Year.
Diane and I would also like to say Happy New Year's Eve to all our viewers, enjoy the time with family and friends. Thank you for another great year, we look forward to sharing our 12th season with you in 2018.
by Editor on 12/27/17
The handlebar cam mount was pretty much dialled in and there wasn't anything I could think of to improve the video quality, so I focused on the audio. Originally there was a piece of aluminum angle butted up against the stereo microphone ports at the front of the case. This blocked out most of the wind noise, which is good but it also picked up more of the case noise. I know, you're probably wondering what the heck is case noise? It's when the mic pics up the sound from inside the case resulting in slightly muffled audio instead of the true sounds. I thought about moving the windbreaker forward, any easy fix and that should solve the problem, but decided to take this opportunity to try and improve it further.
The new windbreaker originally started out as 1 1/2 inch aluminium pipe, then I cut out a section of it to make more of a wind deflector instead of a breaker. Next was the filling, sanding, drilling, polishing and then mounted it with 1/4 inch stainless steel button head fasteners. By moving the deflector forward and with the wind now being re-directed it should eliminate the small audio issue that bothered me.
Since the mount was already off the bike I decided to polishing it top and bottom as well as installing new stickers.
by Editor on 12/18/17
Phase two of the rear camera mount is now complete!
During this labour intensive process I spent over 40 hours building a new internal camera mounting system that barley fits inside the camera case. Then modified to the case to accommodate the new mechanism. Crazy thing is, you would never know just by looking at this picture, but all this work that went into these upgrades will be obvious the next time we shoot and show the rear cam video footage!
by Editor on 12/16/17
Started making the upgrades to our bike's rear camera mount luggage rack combo with these 5x8x1/8 inch aluminium plates serve two purposes. Firstly they will stiffen up the three uprights that hold the luggage rack to the base plate and by doing so will help eliminate vibration on heavy acceleration or deceleration. Secondly they will provide an excellent spot for VRIDETV signage, folks will be able to read that from a couple of car lengths away while we're riding!!!
by Editor on 11/28/17
*Please share, you could help save a rider's sanity ; )
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....
Here's the link http://www.vridetv.com/xlvideos.html
by Editor on 11/22/17
Have you seen the current venue at the Deeley Exhibition in Vancouver?
Here's the description from their website:
"Fred Deeley Limited got its start all the way back in 1914 with the opening of, Fred Deeley, The Cycle Man, on 1075 Granville Street. Continuing the same business he had in England, Fred Deeley initially sold bicycles before starting the sale of motorcycles in 1916 with imported BSA's. Before long, motorcycle business was booming and the sale of motorcycles and bicycles were separated, with a distinct motorcycle shop opening on West Broadway run by Fred Deeley Jr. It wasnâ€™t long until a young Trev Deeley joined the team in 1935 as a mechanic, eventually becoming an integral member of the team. It was Trev's decision to move the shop's location in 1950 to its iconic spot at 606 East Broadway.
The Deeley family name has not only been influential in Canadian motorcycle history, but also holds great significance in the history of Vancouver. A racer, a collector, and a philanthropist, Trev Deeley's distinguished personal collection of motorcycles can be appreciated at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.
2017 marks 100 years since the Deeley family placed their faith in an almost unknown motorcycle company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Harley Davidson, thus becoming the first distributor of the brand in Canada. To celebrate such a milestone and the evolution of other motorcycle brands throughout the past 100 years, the Deeley Exhibition proudly presents a brand new exhibit, 100 Years of Motorcycling!"