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Harley Davidson Vrod bike build update

by Editor on 04/27/19

It's taken years to get our 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-Rod to this stage, we've sourced out the best parts from the leaders in the industry to bring it to this point. I am beyond happy with the transformation of this bike, all of the upgrades we've done turned a stock motorcycle into my vision of a high performance touring bike that we can shoot our videos from.
The build is not complete yet, and most likely never be, that's the fun of customizing a motorcycle....


VROD




Project Carbon Fiber Vrod update

by Editor on 04/22/19

We're getting close now...
Front and rear camera mounts on and ready to go, all the carbon fiber body parts have been fitted and the over all stealthy look we're going for is coming together. I still need to decide on which headlight manufacture I'm going to go with and a few other details but the transformation is nearly complete.


Carbon fiber Vrod

Motorcycle camera mount

by Editor on 04/19/19

On the carbon fiber Vrod we want to have a more stealthy camera mount setup for the front and back in contrast to our main camera bike that has the big waterproof cases.
You've already seen the posts of the rear mount from earlier this week, well here's the front mount that I just finished. That started out as a 8 1/2 inch piece of 2x2 aluminium angle that slowly but surely was cut, drilled filed, sanded and polished into what you see here.

front camera mount for motorcycles

VRIDETV is now on Tik Tok

by Editor on 04/18/19

We have recently joined the social media platform Tik Tok, If you're on it follow us here.
If you're not on Tik Tok you can still watch our videos here

tik tok motorcycle

Rear camera mount update

by Editor on 04/16/19

The rear camera mount has been completed for the carbon fiber Vrod and is ready for testing.

motorbike tailcam mount

motorbike rear camera mount

Vrod nose fairing fitment update

by Editor on 04/11/19

The bracket I made placed the headlight cowl pretty close to where I want it. Ideally I would have liked it closer to the clamshell but but it's not possible, there's just no room to move it back any farther. The big thing for me was the height issue and this bracket has solved that to my liking.


vrod cowl

Worlds Largest Gnome

by Editor on 04/06/19

Have you ever seen the World's largest gnome?
We did in February when we were travelling on Vancouver Island to attend my Grand Mother's 100th Birthday.

This is Howard, 

Guinness World records info:
"The largest garden gnome measures 7.91 m (25 ft 11 in) tall and was created by Ron Hale (Canada). It was built in 1998, but was measured for the record on 19 August 2009. The gnome was part of an amusement park that no longer exists. It is currently standing on the grounds of a petrol station. The gnome's maintenance is a condition of sale for the land deeds for the property, giving it legal protection and assuring that it will remain as a permanent fixture."

This big guy has been in the news lately, CTV reports:

"After 21 years waving on passersby in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, the world's 'largest garden gnome' is in need of a new home."

UPDATE: He now has a new home in Saanich awaiting his arrival!

Worlds largest gnome VRIDETVcom

Vrod nose fairing fitment

by Editor on 04/03/19

The rest of the brackets came in allowing me to do a test fit of the MDI Carbon Fiber Vrod nose fairing / cowl. It fits but I would like to have it fit tighter to the clamshell and also be a little higher than the chrome bezel of the clam shell.
I'm using a stock Harley-Davidson headlight assembly bracket part number 69271-06 and a DX-TL-7 bracket made by Wayne Motorsports that is adjustable and will allow me to use a 7 inch round light instead of the 5 3/4.

Now the reason it fits like this has nothing to do with the cowl or the brackets,  It's because I'm trying to put 2006 parts on a 2003. My bike has a different clamshell and higher handlebars, but the whole thing about customizing motorcycles is doing just that, customizing.

After spending more time than i'd like to admit I think I've come up with a solution, I will not be using the stock Harley bracket and instead, I'll be making my own bracket and use the DX-TL-7 bracket made by Wayne Motorsports only. Once I've got a working prototype i'll post a pick of the mount.

Vrod cowl fitment

Vrod photo shoot

by Editor on 04/01/19

We've added more pictures of the progress we've made on the silver Vrod from a recent photo shoot. 

VROD

Project Vrod bike build

by Editor on 03/28/19

The carbon fiber has really changed the look of our Vrod, we're still amazed how it looks in different lighting!

more pictures have been added here

Carbon fiber motorcycle parts

Camera rig for carbon fiber Vrod

by Editor on 03/26/19

I'm working on a new camera mount for the back of the carbon fiber Vrod, the goal here is to have a sleeker look than on the silver bike.
These pics represent the early stages of the build, more will be added as it progresses.

rear camera mount for motorcycle

TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver

by Editor on 03/22/19

A big huge thank you to the TDMC Customs team at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver for getting both my Vrods ready for the 2019 riding season!

Vrods and TDMC Customs

Goodbye Winter Hello Spring

by Editor on 03/20/19

I made this graphic up a few years ago and post it every year on social media. Last night I saw it on the Facebook wall without my VRIDETV.com watermark on it and someone photoshopped clouds over it...
I contacted Rock 'N Roll City H.O.G. Chapter Cleveland Ohio via private message and asked them to take it down and got no response. Then left comments under my picture that a PM was sent, still no response. I did however notice that the message was "Seen" but still no reply...

Feeling ignored and annoyed I made a post calling them out on my Facebook page and got an overwhelming amount of support from my Facebook friends and VRIDETV followers. They were quick to let Rock 'N Roll City H.O.G. Chapter Cleveland Ohio know that what they did was unacceptable.

When I check this morning the picture was pulled down.

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your support!

here's the picture in it's original form

winter spring VRIDETVcom

Carbon fiber Vrod update

by Editor on 03/19/19

Here's a sneak peek of the progress made to the MDI Carbon Fiber conversion on our 2003 Harley-Davidson Vrod. The front and rear fenders, airbox, side covers and radiator covers are all fitted but I still need to install the nose faring.
I have a mounting bracket on the way from Wayne Motorsports and as soon as it arrives I'll post more pics.

You can see detailed images, specs and direct links to all of the carbon fiber parts on our Reviews page

carbon fiber vrod VRIDETVcom

OEM Harley-Davidson Vrod wheels cut and chromed by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 03/17/19

I should have sent my solid OEM Harley-Davidson Vrod wheels to Ruthless Designz years ago, Bill Gorby did an amazing job cutting and chroming them!
more images and 13 different choices of machining here http://www.vridetv.com/vrodwheels.html

VROD wheels machined and chromed

Last look at the Red Vrod

by Editor on 03/15/19

As much as I love the look of the red body panels, I'm excited about taking them off and replacing them with carbon fiber parts this weekend.

Watch the Instagram video at:

RED VROD

Carbon Fiber Airbox for Harley Davidson VROD

by Editor on 03/12/19

Another box of awesomeness arrived from MDI Carbon Fiber, the Harley Davidson Carbon Fiber V Rod Airbox with Air Vent Grills. SKU: HA-007

I have posted more info, detailed images & a direct link here

carbon fiber VROD airbox

Get your bikes ready for this riding season at Trev Deeley Motorcycles

by Editor on 03/11/19

Our 2003 Harley-Davidson Vrod is at Trev Deeley Motorcycles in Vancouver is having some work done by the techs at TDMC Customs in preparation for the 2019 riding season!


VROD at trev deeley motorcycles Vancouver

International Women's Day

by Editor on 03/08/19

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

international womens day

Harley Davidson Battle of the Kings

by Editor on 03/05/19

Check out the killer build TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles submitted for the Battle of the Kings

What is the "Name" of the BOTK bike?
Urban Assault
 
Which stock H-D model have you chosen for this year's BOTK and from which platform - (all platforms excluding CVO and Trike are eligible for 2019)
2019 FXBB Softail Street Bob
 
Which bike build category did you choose and why?
Please note categories are:
CHOP = Nothing says  "Bad Ass" more than a Chopped Bobber
 
 
Did anything or anyone provide inspiration for the design?
The streets of Vancouver, and urban sub-culture
 
What significant changes have you made e.g. frame chassis modification, wheel change, and different tank?
Quarter Fairing modification, Handlebars
 
What is your view is the most special part/change about/to the bike?
Paint Set
 
Are there any build details/changes that need to be mentioned to appreciate?
Replacement of fairing clear panels to metal mesh screens.


Many more images, info and link to Vote at https://customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_CA/bike_detail/150

Harley Davidson battle of the kings

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