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Paul Jr. Designs Tru North wheels made by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 02/22/19

Our sponsor Ruthless Designz did another amazing set of wheels for Paul Jr. Designs Tru North bike build. 
I acquired this picture from Ruthless Designz Facebook page where they wrote, "Wheels we did for PJD that aired on last nights American Chopper episode. Hard to tell but a lot went into designing the front wheel. 26 inch chrome smoothie and and the Tru North emblem was stationary and didn't spin! Came out pretty cool"

In my opinion you guys are too modest! The level of complexity that it took to make these wheels is phenomenal!

ruthless designz tru north wheels

Red's Annual Garage Sale/Swap Meet

by Editor on 02/21/19

Red's Annual Garage Sale/Swap Meet
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST
1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3Y7

Come on down to Red's Annual Garage Sale and Swap Meet on Sunday February 24 from 10:00AM till 3:00PM. Whether it's a cylinder from a Pan Head to an engine crank for your Evo, you're sure to find something. There's no need to worry about the Winter weather as it's INDOORS!! That's right our service department will be completely shut down for the weekend so we can bring you this incredible event indoors with over 65 individual tables/vendors. Table registration is now open please email to reserve your spot;)

Here's the direct link to this event on Facebook

reds swap meet

Carbon fiber Vrod radiator side covers

by Editor on 02/19/19

Another box of awesomeness arrived from MDI Carbon Fiber, the Harley Davidson Carbon Fiber V Rod radiator side covers fits V Rod models VRSCA and VRSCR. SKU: HA-001

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

carbon fiber vrod radiator side covers

Ruthless Designz wheels for Paul Jr. Designs MLB build

by Editor on 02/18/19

Our sponsor Ruthless Designz did an incredible job cutting and chroming our OEM V-Rod wheels, Bill Gorby's work was flawless!

Did you know Ruthless Designz did the wheels for Paul Jr. Designs Major League Baseball motorcycle build? Yes indeed, the episode aired last week on the Discovery Channel. Take a look at those beautiful wheels with matching sprocket!!!!

I grabbed this pic form Paul Jr, Designs Facebook page where he wrote.

 "Wanted to give a shout-out to Ruthless Designz who did the wheel design on the MLB Network Bike from this week's episode of American Chopper  Big props to them for such a killer set of wheels. (Photos by Dino Petrocelli Photography)"

Pauls jr designs mlb bike and Ruthless Designz wheels

VROD scripted shifter linkage by Fitzgerald Motorsports

by Editor on 02/15/19

Great news everyone, if you want a V-ROD SHIFTER LINKAGE

It's up to us, the V-ROD community to act now & pre-order 30 of these to convince Scott Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Motorsports to move forward & start manufacturing. If for some reason the 30 units are not pre-sold by March 15, 2019, Scott will issue full refunds to everyone who pre-ordered them. SHARE THIS POST to let your fellow V-Rod enthusiasts know about this offer & lets meet that quota.

They will be shipped out on April 12, 2019.


  • Specs:
  • 304 Stainless Steel Milled from 3/4 diameter bar stock.
  • 304 Stainless Steel ball joints and all hardware.
  • Available in:
  • Stainless Black Oxide with CNC milled lettering.
  • or
  • Polished to a mirror finish that looks & feels like chrome after polish.
  • Automotive black enamel paint is used to enhance the CNC milled V-ROD lettering.
  • $198 USD with FREE SHIPPING in the lower 48.
  • International shipping is extra.


Vrod scripted shifter linkage by Fitzgerald Motorsports

Valentine's Day

by Editor on 02/14/19

Ever wonder what a big horn sheep says to his lady on Valentine's Day?

Big horn sheep valentine's day joke

Tilley Vancouver brand ambassador photo shoot

by Editor on 02/12/19

My lovely wife Diane & brand ambassador for Tilley Vancouver looking sharp in her:
Tilley Raincoat
Kuhl stella full zip fleece
Royal Robbins Lucerne Ponte Pant
Sherpa Maya Jacquard Dress

"Loving this outfit, the fabrics are incredibly comfortable, they're both stylish and functional, and when layered this way, I'm ready to take on the days adventures."

Tilley Vancouver brand ambassador Diane from

Visit the Tilley Vancouver website at for these items and more from their wonderful travel apparel!

Vrod carbon fiber side covers

by Editor on 02/08/19

Another box of awesomeness arrived from MDI Carbon Fiber, the Harley Davidson Carbon Fiber V Rod Side Covers Vented Fits V Rod models VRSCA, VRSCB, VRSCD and VRSCR. SKU: HA-002

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

Carbon fiber Vrod side covers

OEM solid Vrod wheels back from Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 02/06/19

My wheels are back from Ruthless Designz and I am beyond happy with the results! Bill Gorby did an amazing job cutting and chroming my stock solid rims. I've posted more detailed images and all the info you need to get yours done here


32 tooth VROD pulley made by Fitzgerald Motorsports

by Editor on 01/25/19

32 tooth Vrod pulley made by Fitzgerald Motorsports

I'm really excited about the new 32 tooth pulley made by Scott Fitzgerald at Fitzgerald Motorsports. The majority of our riding is long distance and I've always thought it would be great if these V-Rods had a 6th gear, but unfortunately that is an impossibility. This 32T pulley will be as close as it can get by dropping the rpms and this will result in better millage. Big shout out to Scott for listening to his customer's needs and building these!

I've already pre-ordered mine because i think these will sell out quickly!

These will be ready for shipping on February 11, 2019.

Here's all the specs:

Price $280.00

Who doesn't want overdrive or a 6th gear on a VRod?
Well unfortunately it will never happen so the next best thing is purchasing a 32T Aluminum Pulley and HD Belt Kit from us.

Pulleys will be ready for shipment on February 11th, 2019!
  • Made from 6061 Billet Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • All Pulleys Receive HARD Coat Anodize treatment in Black this insures the pulley will last! (Pictures are the pulleys before anodizing.)
  • A new HD Belt is required for ALL Vrods bought in North America! This insures proper installation and more importantly proper tension.
  • Kit includes (1) 32T Pulley, (1) HD Belt, Hardware, and Detailed Installation Instructions
International VRod owners CLICK the 32T Pulley ONLY Option cost is $280USD plus shipping your VRSC is equipped with the proper belt length.

  • North American VRod Current Setup 28T Front at 60 MPH = 3860 RPM Equipped w our 32T Front at 60 MPH = 3380 RPM that is a difference of 480 RPMs
  • International VRod Current Setup 30T Front at 95 KM/H = 3605 RPM Equipped w our 32T Front at 95 KM/H = 3380 RPM that is a difference of 225 RPMs

VROD wheels cut and chromed by Ruthless Designz

by Editor on 01/18/19

Big shout out to Bill Gorby of Ruthless Designz for taking the time to send me this pic before shipping my wheels back to me!

I sent my stock OEM solid wheels from our VROD camera bike to have them cut and chromed, this was something I wanted to do for a long time. Now that I've seen this picture I should have done it long ago... OMG those look awesome!!!!

I can hardly wait till they arrive, I'm probably going to wear out our carpet pacing back and forth waiting for the FedEX guy...

Ruthless Designz has a number of different patterns available, I've built a page on our website showing them all with direct links. click here

VROD wheels cut and chromed

Bike Bandit

by Editor on 01/16/19

Bike Bandit

Bike Bandit is your go-to web store when you need parts or gear for your Motorcycle, ATV, UTV, Snowmobile or PWC. We've got the best prices on mriding apparel and safety gear from brands: Alpinestars, Joe Rocket, Icon, Klim, Tour Master, AGV Sport and more. 
ig motorcycle helmets from Bell, Shoei, Arai, HJC, Scorpion, AVG and more.
tires from makers Avon, Metzeler, Shinko and many more. OEM and aftermarket available for all the leading manufactures. We also provide some of the best video product reviews on the latest gear and informative features and product reviews in the Blog.


by Editor on 01/11/19

The TDMC Custom team knocked it out of the park on this tricked out Softail build!
*Please note @YookieMonster on instagram not included ; )
(image courtesy of Greg Lowe)

Custom Parts Include: 
  • 12 inch Paul Yaffe Monkey Handlebars on 3 inch Custom Risers
  • Custom 21 inch Front and 18 inch Rear Mammoth Spoke Radial Laced Wheels wrapped in Wide Whitewall Skins 
  • AirFx Rear Air Ride Suspension 
  • Vance and Hines Big Radius Exhaust 
  • Screamin Eagle Pro Street Tuner 
  • Screamin Eagle Hi Flow Air Cleaner Kit
more info and images at the TDMC Custom's website. click here

Harley Davidson FLDE

Harley Davidson LIVEWIRE Electric Motorcycle

by Editor on 01/10/19

A press release for the 2019 Harley Davidson Livewire was released on Jan 8 and here are some of the key points:

  • Pre-ordering now available 
  • Coming August
  • Price: $29,799 USD or $37,250 Cdn
  • 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds
  • Estimated 110 mile range
  • Two way ways to charge
  • HD connect service
  • Three colour options
Here's the direct link to Harley Davidson Canada's website

Harley Davidson livewire

Motorcycle tours, British Columbia and Alberta Canada

by Editor on 01/09/19

Over the last thirteen years I have been exploring and filming Canada on two wheels finding some of the best  riding destinations and sharing them with you here on Vridetv. Now it's time to offer my services as your personal tour guide for your next motorcycle riding adventure. more at
Motorcycle tours, British Columbia and Alberta Canada

Moose Lake photo op

by Editor on 12/31/18

Happy New Year everyone, all the very best to you in 2019 and thanks for watching VRIDETV.



by Editor on 12/28/18

Thank you to all our 2018 Sponsors for another great year of riding!

We are so fortunate to have teamed up with the best of the best in the motorcycle & travel community.
They are all leaders in the industry, Please take the time to visit their sites.

motorcycle sponsors

Ho Ho Ho it's Christmas

by Editor on 12/24/18

Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy your time with family, friends and thanks for watching VRIDETV

christmas bikers


by Editor on 12/22/18

Behind the scenes shenanigans courtesy of Chromie...

I can call this cat till I'm blue in the face and nothing, soon as I start setting up for a photo shoot, this happens...

Must be"Caturday"


Carbon fiber Vrod fenders

by Editor on 12/15/18

The carbon fiber vrod fenders arrived from MDI Carbon and they're AWESOME!!!!! 
When I saw these on the website they looked great but once I had them in my hands I was truly able to appreciate the quality!!!
These are going to look killer on our bike, and will match the airbox, side covers and rad covers we have on order!

front fender part number: SKU: HA003 click here for direct link
rear fender part number: SKU: HA005 click here for direct link

VROD Carbon fiber fenders

MDI Carbon Fiber Front & Rear Fenders for Harley Davidson V Rod. 

All our carbon fiber Front & Rear Fenders are made with an Autoclave process, which uses the highest quality TORAYCA PREPREG carbon fiber fabric from Japan.

Cures at 400 degrees and a pressure of 5Kg/cm. One of the most advanced techniques for making composite components is by using PrePreg carbon fiber reinforcement, cured under heat and pressure to produce professional quality Rear Fender parts with a high quality surface finish, low resin content and excellent structural performance for your Harley Davidson V Rod.

UV protective coating and hand-polished to a perfect finish.
Maximum strength and durability.
Quick and easy assembly.
Most of our products are direct bolt-on replacement of OEM Harley Davidson parts.
Lighter and stronger than the original V Rod plastic parts
3 months limited warranty, unless product is drilled, scratched, painted, or altered in any way

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