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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...


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

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 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.

Vrod saddlebags. Genuine Harley Davidson. forsale

by Editor on 06/27/16

For sale: Genuine factory Harley Davidson Vrod saddlebags for 2002-2006 VRSC. part number P/N 90956-02a
These were taken off a bike with only 9,950 kms on it and are in very good shape and come with all the mounting hardware.

vrod saddlebags

Harley Davidson Dyna custom build by TDMC Customs in Vancouver

by Editor on 06/25/16

The team at TDMC Customs division has done it again with another incredible Dyna build! Get that vintage look on a modern day bike! Remember when ever you but a TDMC Customs bike you get an exclusive TDMC Customs patch!

Stop by Trev Deeley Motorcycles today and check out this wicked Dyna!

Russ Wernimont Designs (RWD) FXRT Fairing & Mount
Sawicki 2 into 1 Exhaust
Paint by Bike FX
Harley-Davidson LED Headlamp & Mirrors
Harley-Davidson Premium Ride Emulsion Shocks
12" Drag Specialties Buffalo T-Bars

custom dyna

Kuryakyn and Mustang To Support Sisters' Centennial Ride

by Editor on 06/23/16

SOMERSET, WIS, JUNE 22 Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC and Mustang Motorcycle Products, LLC, two leading brands in the aftermarket motorcycle industry, are proud to announce their support of the Sisters Centennial Ride. The historic group ride pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren's remarkable two-wheeled expedition from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., aboard their 1916 Indian motorcycles.

The Sisters Ride will depart from Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 3, with official registration held at the Launch Party in Springfield, Mass., on Independence Day. On July 6, more than 100 female riders will begin their epic trek across the United States, arriving in San Francisco on July 23 for the Grand Finale celebration.

sisters centennial ride

For almost 40 years, Mustang has been proudly handcrafting seats in a renovated, historic mill building near Springfield, said Mustang Director of Business Development Marilyn Simmons. We are very excited that the Sisters Ride Launch Party is here in the original home of Indian Motorcycle. I remember how rare it was to see a fellow woman rider back in 1968 when I got my license, so I have the greatest respect for the accomplishments of the Van Buren sisters over a half-century earlier. I look forward to meeting the riders and giving them a great sendoff as they head out on their historic ride.

Notable stops along the way include the AMA Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, for Vintage Motorcycle Days, the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, as well as the group's ascent of Pike's Peak in Colorado to honor the Van Buren sisters feat of becoming the first women to reach the 14,115-foot summit by motorcycle.

Kuryakyn is thrilled to support this amazing event honoring the Van Buren sisters journey that sparked a movement to shift the mindsets of men and women across the country, said Kuryakyn Marketing and Communications Manager Undria Davis. Today there are more female riders than ever enjoying the open roads; a number that continues to increase every day. The participants, organizers and supporters of the Sisters Centennial Ride will undoubtedly encourage even more women around the world to take that leap into the lifestyle.


It's exciting for us to have two complementary brands such as Kuryakyn and Mustang on board with the Sisters Ride," said event organizer Alisa Clickenger. We all know that rider comfort is essential on long rides, and both Kuryakyn and Mustang demonstrate a passion to enhance the riding experience for all motorcyclists.

The Sisters Centennial Ride's charitable efforts include support of Final Salute Inc., an organization providing temporary and permanent housing for homeless female veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as the Women's Coalition of Motorcyclists, which provides scholarships for motorcycle training to promote the growth of female instructors and coaches for all disciplines of motorcycling.


For more information on the Sisters Centennial Ride, visit


Father's Day

by Editor on 06/19/16

Diane and I would like to say Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's of the world, and especially to ours....

fathers day sunset

10,000 Twitter followers

by Editor on 06/16/16

A big Thank You goes to all our viewers that helped us reach 10,000 followers on Twitter, you guys & gals are Awesome!!!!!

10000 twitter followers

Project Vrod unveiled at Trev Deeley Motorcycles Show n Shine

by Editor on 06/13/16

The Trev Deeley Motorcycles 20th Annual Show n Shine was the perfect event to unveil stage one of Project Vrod. This premier event brings in motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the lower mainland and for good reason, they know how to throw a party! Lots of bikes, great food, music and an enthusiastic crowd, the weather was perfect, no rain and even the sun showed up!

I took this picture at 9am just after finishing up our display.

trev deeley show n shime

 Thank you to everyone that stopped by the VRIDETV booth and checked out Project Vrod in person!

Special thanks to the official Sponsors of ProjectVrod stage one:

Getting the bike ready for the Show n Shine

by Editor on 06/10/16

We are getting our display ready for this Sunday and the first thing we wanted to do is find the perfect spot for this signage for the bikes specs & sponsors of Project Vrod.


Placing it at eye level with a suction cup on the mirror seemed like the answer!

vrod sponsors

Project Vrod to be unveiled at Trev Deeley's Show n Shine

by Editor on 06/07/16

After months of work on our 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA Vrod it time to unveil it publicly. We have chosen to do this at Trev Deeley's 20th Annual Show n Shine on June 12th at 1875 Boundary Rd in Vancouver between 10am and 3pm. This premier event attracts riders and motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the lower mainland.

Here's the direct link to Trev Deeley Motorcycles Show n shine event on Facebook for all the details

Be sure to stop by the VRIDETV booth and check out Project Vrod in person!

Special thanks to the official Sponsors of #ProjectVrod:

2003 harley davidson VRSCA Vrod unveil

Harley Davidson Vrod Bagger. 91492-01BDJ

by Editor on 06/03/16

We've equipped Project Vrod with Harley-Davidson Saddlebags: color-matched molded: 91492-01BDJ. Waterproof bags from Ortlieb USA including five Protect camera bags, three Aquacam camera bags and and Moto Zip'N Go Duffle. This keeps everything safe and dry that we need to be self contained for filming, riding and living on the road.

Vrod Bagger.

Vrod test ride #3

by Editor on 06/01/16

Test ride #3 
I was able to get a few pictures before the bike started acting up.....
The front right brake is dragging and heating up, the right side rotor was hot to the touch while the left one was cool. So I headed back home and once there I realized the second and bigger problem, the engine was taking way too long to cool down. The valve covers, engine block shouldn't be hot to the touch an hour later... I'm going to have to call the crew at TDMC Customs and have them diagnose and fix the problem. The Techs there are outstanding!

2003 vrod

Project Vrod update

by Editor on 05/28/16

Test ride #2
The bike is running great thanks to the crew at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver. This 2003 Harley Davidson VRSCA 100th Anniversary Vrod is getting close to completion, many of the sponsored accessories are installed and the tank and shocks are next!

vrod in front of old barn

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