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Laughlin River Run

by Editor on 04/26/17

Mustang Seats will be at the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
Laughlin, NV April 26-29

Remember, when you buy a set on location, they will ship your old seat home for you free of charge!!!

Laughlin river run with mustang seats

2003 Harley Davidson 100 Anniversary VRSCA Vrods

by Editor on 04/23/17

The sun came out long enough to pull out both bikes and fire them up today!

Watch the video on our Instagram channel, here's the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTKsdMfBcqt/?taken-by=vridetv

read more on each bike here: SilverRod  RedRod

2 vrods

Best tuner for a Harley Davidson Vrod

by Editor on 04/21/17

Fitzgerald Motorsports makes the best exhaust system for the Harley Davidson Vrod and lucky for vrodders is also in a partnership with Daytona Twin Tec a company that makes the best tuner available on the market.
Having this recommendation from the VrodGuru saved me countless hours of research looking into other providers. 

Scott recommends using the TCFID Gen 4 Fuel Injection controller. When you put on a exhaust system that allows your engine to breath far more efficiently than stock, it needs more fuel and a this tuner will remap the fuel injectors. (and yes Scott has the maps)

 VRFI Gen 4 Fuel Injection Controller for all models of the VRod
By far the best ECM/tuner system for the VRod whether you are doing mild to wild changes this system can do it all. Having installed several systems I can attest this is the ONLY tuner we use for all of our in house big bore builds and even stock motors with nothing more than our Ground Pounder exhaust system. Also great for supercharger and turbo builds with available 300 kPa speed-density software. Here are a list of the features and capabilities.
Quickly auto-tune fuel curves for front and rear cylinders on a dyno or on-road with new WEGO IIID dual channel wide-band oxygen sensor interface.
Fully programmable plug-in replacement for 36 pin Delphi controller.
Robust alpha-N (throttle position and RPM based) fuel control eliminates problems with long duration/high overlap camshafts.
Powerful Windows software for custom programming and data analysis.
Full support for J1850 data bus used for communications with turn signal/security module (TSM/TSSM) and instrument cluster.
Enhanced data logging and diagnostics.
Billet aluminum housing with black anodized finish.
Easy plug-in installation.
Supports all sensors including theft/security module.

(image courtesy of Daytona Twin Tec)

DTT Tuner

Best Exhaust system for a Harley Davidson Vrod

by Editor on 04/20/17

Project Vrod's next step will be changing this exhaust system, I've done a ton of research on a number of companies and the different pipes that are available.... 

vrod exhaust system

I'm looking for the best of the best and that's why I'm going with Fitzgerald Motorsports, The owner Scott Fitzgerald is the Vrod Guru and makes killer products!!!!! Now, the next decision is which pipe to choose, he makes several models: The Ground Pounder, the Sucker Punch, The Cut Throat, and Straight to Hell. I'm leaning towards the  for the  and the  for the Here's the link to take a look for yourself http://www.fitzgeraldmotorsports.com/products-services/

Test Ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 04/19/17

Mark your calendars, the event we've all been waiting for is this weekend!!!

"The Harley-Davidson Demo Truck is on its way back to Trev Deeley Motorcycles! Join us on Sunday April 23 from 10am-3pm to try out some of the 2017 Harley-Davidson horses in the demo stable. This is the perfect chance to check out how that dream bike you've always wanted preforms. Who knows you might try a bike totally out of what you felt was your comfort zone and fall in love with it. So don't be a stranger on April 23. Stop on by Trev Deeley Motorcycles and try out one or two or even three of our sweet rides on our 2017 demo fleet. Don't be late all demo rides are on a first come first served basis."
  • You must be over 19 years of age to ride and have a valid class 6 licence.
  • Don't forget to bring:
  • Your driver's licence will full class 6 motorcycle endorsement.
  • A DOT approved helmet
  • Proper riding gear (riding boots and jacket are a must, pants (yes please don't forget to wear pants), eye protection and gloves optional but recommended)

test ride a harley davidson motorcycle

Happy Easter message

by Editor on 04/16/17

Hoppy Easter everyone, enjoy your time with family and friends.

Easter Bunnies

Good Friday

by Editor on 04/14/17

Good Friday indeed....  Have a great long weekend everyone & Ride Safe!

Good Friday biker

Tumblr Birthday

by Editor on 04/11/17

Just got an email notification from Tumblr that it's VRIDETV's 5th Birthday on their social media platform, time flies : )

If you follows us already, Thank You.
If haven't yet, here's the link http://vridetv.tumblr.com/

Tumblr

Motorcycle camera mounts, front and rear

by Editor on 04/08/17

Project Vrod: Red Rod update: Front and rear camera set up on our 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod is ready to go!


RED VROD

Motorcycle handlebar mount for video camera

by Editor on 04/05/17

Here's a shot of the handlebar camera mount on our Harley Davidson Vrod 100th anniversary motorcycle,
Now that it's fitted, I'll take it off, put some shape to it by rounding off the corners, then sanding and polishing by hand. This plate is actually repurposed from the original camera mount we used on our ride across Canada in 2006.

Camera mount on RED ROD. Harley Davidson VRSCA Vrod

Mustang Seats 2017 catalog

by Editor on 04/03/17

The 2017 Mustang Seats E-catalog is now available for your viewing pleasure!

mustang seats catalog

Motorcycle camera mount

by Editor on 03/31/17

Here's a shot of the rear camera mount on our Harley Davidson Vrod 100th anniversary motorcycle, Project Vrod #2 Red Rod. Now that it's fitted, I'll take it off, put some shape to it by rounding off the corners, then sanding and polishing by hand. The upper and lower plates are actually repurposed from a previous set up in 2009.

rear camera mount for motorcycle

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 www.MustangSeats.com 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 https://goo.gl/2baJ8h
Destination Daytona https://goo.gl/TbTBGM

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

Mustang Seats comfort on a harley davidson. VRIDETV.com
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