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Carbon fiber VROD

by Editor on 09/25/20

It's taken a lot of work and elbow grease to get this 2003 Harley-Davidson Vrod to this point, the bike was pretty rough when we got it. Check out the progress of this build here http://www.vridetv.com/projectvrod2.html

Carbon fiber VROD

Last ride of Summer

by Editor on 09/22/20

It was great to have the wildfire smoke clear and actually squeeze in a ride on the last day of summer. Made my own parking spot at the Mission Bridge ; )

carbon fiber vrod

VROD front wheel

by Editor on 09/16/20

Time to give the front wheel a "polish only" without sanding to see what kind of a result that would achieve. 

VROD front wheel

VROD Ignition switch 2 keys lock assembly and frame lock

by Editor on 09/15/20

For sale: 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA Vrod

Ignition switch 71403-01
Lock assembly (with cable) 52385-01
2 keys 71452-91A
Matching frame lock (neck lock) 45804-01A

Price for everything in the picture $95USD + shipping 
If you're interested click on the contact tab at the bottom of this page. 

vrod ignition

Smoke from the fires in British Columbia

by Editor on 09/14/20

We miss the blue skies and warm summer days already, with all the smoke and poor air quality blanketing British Columbia our riding has stopped until it clears up. According to Global News, Vancouver had the worst air quality in the world a couple of days ago! 

motorcycle riding

VROD rear wheel

by Editor on 09/11/20

Decided to give the rear wheel a "polish only" without sanding to see what kind of a result that would achieve. 

VROD REAR WHEEL

Vrod compensator bowl before and after

by Editor on 09/09/20

Here's an update on the compensator bowl for our 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA Vrod carbon fiber build. It was a fair bit of work sanding out that casting seam and the rough texture from the moulding process but it was worth it!

before after vrod compensator bowl

Carbon fiber VROD

by Editor on 09/08/20

Marina Park in Fort Langley British Columbia is a beautiful area right alongside the Fraser River, here's one of the pictures taken on that ride.


Carbon fiber VROD

Vrod wheels dilemma

by Editor on 09/04/20

So excited to have these wheels back from Ruthless Designz after they cut their #930 design that I placed them by the bike to see how they'll look. 

Love it, but now I've reached somewhat of a dilemma, my intention was to sand and polish them by hand and then install them, but that takes a lot of time. Being that it's already September 4th,  part of me is saying put them on now and enjoy the rest of the riding season with them on the bike and sand & polish in the winter. 

Having the wheels in their current state without tires and rotors is perfect to do the work. If I put them on now I'd being paying to have the tires installed, then pay again in the winter to have the tires removed to do the sanding and polishing, and then pay again to have the finished wheels installed again... 

The dilemma...

vrod wheels mock up

Solid Vrod wheels cut by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 09/02/20

Happy wheel Wednesday indeed!!!!

Our 2003 Vrod solid wheels have returned from Ruthless Designz after they have machined their 930 design into them. This is the second set of wheels I've sent and both times they've done an amazing job! I decided to get the machining done only and do the polishing myself in an effort to save some money. The Carbon fiber bike's budget has gotten a little carried away LOL. 

solid vrod wheels cut

VROD Fuel Tank

by Editor on 08/31/20

For sale: Genuine Harley Davidson 3.7 gallon OEM fuel tank part number: 62921-01
Came out of a 2003 VRSCA Vrod with only 29,000kms 

Price $95 USD plus shipping


fits 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 VRSC V-Rods

vrod gas tank

Vrod compensator bowl

by Editor on 08/29/20

This Vrod compensator bowl is barely visible when on the stock solid wheel, but once the wheel has been machined by Ruthless Designz, you'll be able to see the outer diameter. There's a fair bit of sanding ahead to get this ready for polish, but once it's done it will look pretty sweet beside that polished pulley on the freshly cut wheel!

vrod compensator bowl

Polished Vrod pulley

by Editor on 08/27/20

Made some good progress on this Vrod pulley, it's been sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grit sandpaper and has had a quick polish to check for marks and scratches. I did find some areas that need some more sanding and then a final polish. Getting close now : )

Polished Vrod pulley

Rukka motorcycle gear

by Editor on 08/24/20

I've racked up a lot of miles wearing my Rukka gear over the last three years and have enjoyed every second of it! 

rukka motorcycle gear

Vrod side view while riding

by Editor on 08/19/20

I pulled this still image from the carbon fiber monopod cam video footage as I was on Highway 5A in British Columbia Canada. This camera angle works well to showcase our sponsors: Rukka Motorsports, Schuberth Helmets, Fitzgerald Motorsports, Ortlieb, Piaa and Liberty Sport as well as an interesting POV to be added with our front cam, rear cam and selfie cam when editing. 

vrod side view while riding

Great Bear Snow Shed

by Editor on 08/18/20

I pulled this still image from the selfie cam video footage as I was exiting the Great Bear Snow Shed on the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia Canada. This camera angle works well to showcase our sponsors: Rukka Motorsports, Schuberth Helmets and Liberty Sport as well as an interesting POV to be added with our front cam, rear cam and monopod cam when editing..

biker great bear snowshed

Trev Deeley Motorcycles Harley Davidson Trailer

by Editor on 08/15/20

Pulled into the Chevron for gas and saw this awesome truck & trailer setup! I've been a long time customer of Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver British Columbia Canada, bought my first 2003 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-ROD from there. That was the bike Diane and I road across Canada and it had over 153,000 kms on it. My bikes have seen there fair share of time inside that trailer over the years on trips to the service department for customization, tires (lots of tire changes) valve lashes, and regular maintenance. 

Big shout out to Lorne for being kind enough to let me take a pic and the rest of the good folks at Trev Deeley Motorcycles for years of outstanding customer service!

You guys and gals are the BEST!

Trev Deeley Motorcycles
1875 Boundary Road
Vancouver BC
604-291-2453

trev deeley harley davidson trailer

Carbon fiber Vrod testing and tuning

by Editor on 08/14/20

The testing and tuning continues on the carbon fiber Vrod and on this ride the camera gear was put to task. All three Sony HXR-MC1 professional HD video cameras were installed on the mounts and were pushed to the limit, all three passed with flying colours! 


carbon fiber vrod

Carbon fiber Harley Davidson VROD

by Editor on 08/11/20

It was sure good to have the carbon fiber bike back on the road! I was able to go for a test ride yesterday after spending a lot of time and elbow grease to make it both reliable and what I consider looking good. Recently had to install a new radiator / oil cooler assembly, new fuel sending unit and took care of all the dull and pitted aluminium. Went for a couple of hours ride to "work out the bugs" and I was very happy to see the only bugs I found were the ones splattered on the bike ; ) 

more images, specs and list of vendors at http://vridetv.com/projectvrod2.html

carbon fiber harley vrod


25th Wedding Anniversary

by Editor on 08/06/20

I consider myself the luckiest man in the world!

25th wedding anniversary

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