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5 gallon kit for 02-06 Harley Davidson Vrods from Unlimited Engineering

by Editor on 05/27/16

I can hardly wait to get this installed!!!!!
Unlimited Engineering has sent their newest version, the 2020D, Five gallon conversion kit for Project Vrod. 
This tank holds an astonishing 53% more fuel than the stock tank!

The crew at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver will be installing it into our 2003 Harley Davidson 100th anniversary VRSCA Vrod.

5 gallon tank for vrod

Mustang Seats for Harley Davidson Softtail

by Editor on 05/26/16

Comfort for Softails:  The Mustang Solution to Passenger Complaints

There's only one thing that the riders and their passengers of 2016 Heritage and 2015-16 Softail Deluxe models need: Mustang's new seats that have been specifically engineered to provide truly uncompromising comfort for both the riders and their passengers. Their new Softail solo seat allows the rider to sit comfortably back into a 16.5" wide bucket, which provides ample lumbar support. Selecting the fully adjustable and easily removable Mustang driver backrest option will provide all-day back support. Mustang's solo seat fits perfectly with the Deluxe's stock chrome trim bar.

mustang seats for softtail

Mustang's new matching passenger seat is an improvement that will be greatly appreciated by every Deluxe passenger for every mile. Unlike the narrow, cramped stock passenger seat that the factory squeezed in between the rider's seat and the luggage rack, Mustang has created a recessed passenger seat that fits over the top of the luggage rack. This innovative design provides the passenger with a generous 10" wide bucket that is properly contoured for comfort--absolutely the solution to passenger complaints.

mustang seats for harley davidson softtail

Available with or without studs and conchos, these seats feature a marine-grade fiberglass baseplate, proprietary comfort foam and individually sewn covers that are proudly handcrafted and assembled in Mustang's New England facility (tours are available by appointment).

For more information, visit or call Mustang at 800-243-1392 or 413-668-1100.  
Feel the difference that Mustang makes!

Vrod handlebars

by Editor on 05/24/16

Stock handle bars replaced with another set....
Sitting on the bike I noticed that the left side of the handlebars looked lower than the right, it wasn't much, but enough that it would have been a problem on long rides. I reached out to a Vrod group on Facebook, lots of Vrodders switch the stock bars for custom set and I hoped that there was a set collecting dust somewhere. Sure enough a fellow rider, K.S. from Tennessee, came through and sent me his old bars, BIG Thank you to him!

When the folks at TDMC Customs had by bike in the shop I asked them to install the bars and Willie G Hand grips from another Vrodder D.C. from Surrey.

Vrod handlebars

Skull head licence plate bolts

by Editor on 05/23/16

I've never seen another pair of these Skull head licence plate bolts, they were given to me by a friend over 20 years ago. I have had them on my shovel head chopper, a wheelchair, walker, crutches, canes and for 152,000 kms on a 2003 Harley Davidson Vrod that went across Canada from coast to coast. Then they were on a 2104 Harley Davidson Vrod Muscle for 11 months and 11,000 kms.
Now they are going on ProjectVrod

The person who gave these to me passed away in 2003 and has been missed greatly... 

Skull head licence plate bolts

Motorcycle accident: Grateful to be alive

by Editor on 05/21/16

Today marks the 18th anniversary to the motorcycle accident that changed my life forever...
I am so grateful to be alive and thankful to my wife, family, friends, doctors, nurses, and rehab team.

Everyday is a gift.

skull xray VRIDETVcom

Trev Deeley Motorcycles & TDMC Customs saves the day

by Editor on 05/20/16

It sure was great to see the TrevDeeley HarleyDavidson truck & trailer arrive yesterday morning. They were dropping off Project Vrod after the team at TDMC Customs diagnosed & solved the over heating issue.
Thank You very much for getting it done so fast! 

Awesome Customer Service

trev deeley motorcycles truck and trailer

Seven new VRIDETV headers

by Editor on 05/17/16

We've added seven new rotating banners at the top each page, so every time you refresh the page you see a new header.

Here's all seven, which is your favourite?








Trev Deeley Motorcycles and TDMC Customs Save the day

by Editor on 05/14/16

A HUGE THANK YOU goes to the team at TDMC Customs and Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver for saving the day in a BIG WAY...

They picked up Project Vrod to find out what happened yesterday....
I took the bike out yesterday for it's first ride and about an hour into it I noticed the front brake seemed to be sticky, shortly after that the instrument cluster stopped working,  and the bike seemed to be running very hot. I was close to home so I high tailed it back and got home safe and sound. I could see a definite black line on the front right brake rotor and it was very warm to the touch. I popped off the airbox to check the fuse for the instrument cluster and sure enough it was blown. I replaced it and the gauges worked again, the error code suggests that it's most likely a ground problem. Now that the bike had been sitting for over an hour I was shocked to find out how hot the valve covers still were and even the frame was very warm to the touch on the radiator hose side. This is about when I started freaking out, the engine should definitely have cooled down by now and even an hour an a half afterwards I couldn't touch it for more than a second or two. (My guess is it's the thermostat or water pump failure)

Keep in mind that this is all happening on Friday the 13th, a full moon, and the very first ride...

I knew I needed help,
I called the folks at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles and explained what the bikes symptoms were and they said we'll pick the bike up in the morning get it back to the shop and diagnose the problems. 

Sure enough, the bike was picked up around 11:30 am today and is on its way! I can't thank these guys enough, they truly take care of motorcycle riders, their bikes, and have unbeatable customer service!!!!

Special thanks to Chris, Walter and Dave.

trev deeley harley davidson truck and trailer

Friday the 13th

by Editor on 05/13/16

We took this picture using a 2002 Harley-Davidson model from the Franklin Mint, placed it on a glass pedestal cake plate, then put in front of our fireplace... Behind the scenes.

motorcycle and fire friday 13th

Motorcycle rear camera mount complete

by Editor on 05/09/16

Rear camera mount complete with camera plate, camera case, tour pack luggage rack and quick release tripod clips.

Motorcycle camera mount

Happy Mother's Day

by Editor on 05/08/16

Mother's day flowers

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's of the world and especially to ours...

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

by Editor on 05/07/16

international womens day

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

camera mount supports

by Editor on 05/06/16

I originally had 1 inch by 1/4 aluminum flat bar supports but had some flex in them when the camera plate was mounted and tightened down. These 1 inch by 3/8 supports did the trick!

camera supports

Star Wars Day

by Editor on 05/04/16

To all the Star Wars fans of the world, "May The 4th Be With You"

star wars day

rear camera mount for motorcycle

by Editor on 05/03/16

Four pics on the progress of the rear cam mounting brackets for #ProjectVrod

rear cam mount

May is Motorcycle Awareness month

by Editor on 05/01/16

May is motorcycle awareness month and this campaign really hits home with me. To help bring attention to Motorcycle awareness month, I've designed this logo using my own x-ray. read more here

Motorcycle awareness

Accent Inn Kamloops

by Editor on 04/29/16

Project Vrod is a couple of weeks away from completion and I'm already planing out it's first ride...

We will start off in Aldergrove, then to Hope, Princeton, take the 5A to Merritt and then back on the 5A to Kamloops. We'll be staying overnight at the Accent Inn, as we have done a number of times. They are motorcycle rider friendly, the rooms are well kept and affordable. They recently added a continental breakfast room that is packed full of choices.

Accent inn

Harley Davidson trailer

by Editor on 04/22/16

Flashback Friday

Project Vrod being dropped off by Trev Deeley Motorcycles after the crew at TDMC Customs performed a safety inspection on the bike and fixed all the problems they found.

click image to visit the Project Vrod page

Harley Davidson Trailer

2003 Harley Davidson Vrod motorcycle

by Editor on 04/21/16

It took a lot of elbow grease but all the aluminium came back to life, most of the chrome did too. There are a few pieces that were to far gone and need to be replaced. The previous owner had it sitting for a couple of years in a rickety old shed without a cover on it... But, I'm very happy with the results afters many hours spent polishing.

click image to visit the Project Vrod page

2003 harley davidson vrod vrsca

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