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VROD rear wheel installation made easy

by Editor on 03/29/22

It sure is nice to have the rear wheel restoration completed, lots of sanding, polishing and elbow grease but worth it in my opinion.
Installed the rear wheel using a bike lift to get it in the correct position to slide the axle through. Doing it this way is way easier than lowering the bike to the wheel or having a second person helping.


VROD rear wheel installation made easy

New VROD battery

by Editor on 03/25/22

It was time for our silver camera bike to get a new battery and Johnny Racine of Canadian Gears recommended this one from Parts Canada and Drag Specialities. 

VROD replacement battery

VROD hard shell saddlebags

by Editor on 03/23/22

These Genuine Harley Davidson hard shell saddlebags and mounts for 02-06 VRODS are extremely difficult to find and fall into the Unicorn parts category. Very happy to have found a set for the 2005 VRSCSE CVO build. The pewter colour may work but I'm considering having them painted to match as well as adding the matching graphics that are on the rear fender.

vrod hard shell saddlebags

Vrod pulley polished

by Editor on 03/21/22

After all that sanding this Vrod pulley is polishing up pretty well and is getting some depth to it. I posted this picture on our social media networks and had someone comment that I should be care not to enter another dimension... LOL

vrod pulley polished


2022 Riding season

by Editor on 03/20/22

Have a safe riding season everyone!

motorcycle riding season

VROD backrest options

by Editor on 03/18/22

Slowly buy surely collecting parts for the VRSCSE CVO VROD.
The Vrod mini backrest and baseplate for when I'm riding solo, the narrow backrest, luggage rack on baseplate for when Diane is along for the ride.

vrod backrests

VROD rear wheel restoration update

by Editor on 03/17/22

It's been a time consuming process restoring this wheel with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grit sandpaper! 
Decided to do a quick polish to see how it looks. Not bad but it needs a full day of polishing before it's finished.

VROD rear wheel polishing

VROD batteries

by Editor on 03/16/22

Big shout out to Johnny Racine of Canadian Gears a Parts Canada dealer in Ontario for all his help and outstanding customer service!
I ordered a couple of batteries for my bikes on Saturday morning and they arrived here on Tuesday afternoon!


vrod battery

VROD Sundowner passenger seat

by Editor on 03/14/22

For sale: Genuine Harley-Davidson VROD Sundowner passenger seat. Fits '02-'06 VRSC models 

Price $145USD + shipping & buyer is responsible for all PayPal fees. contact info is at the bottom of this page.

click here for more VROD parts

Sundowner passenger seat VROD for sale

VROD VRSC Touring passenger backrest pad 51599-05 and Low sissy bar upright chrome 51126-01A

by Editor on 03/12/22

For sale: Genuine Harley-Davidson VROD VRSC Touring passenger backrest pad 51599-05
and Low sissy bar upright chrome 51126-01A
Fits '02-'06 VRSC models 

Price $145USD + shipping & buyer is responsible for all PayPal fees. contact info is at the bottom of this page.


VROD VRSC Touring passenger backrest pad 51599-05 and Low sissy bar upright chrome 51126-01A

VROD VRSC Mini Upright Chrome 51124-01

by Editor on 03/11/22

For sale: Genuine Harley-Davidson VROD VRSC Mini Upright Chrome. 
Fits '02-'05 VRSC models part number: 51124-01

Price $45USD + shipping & buyer is responsible for all PayPal fees. contact info is at the bottom of this page.

VROD VRSC Mini Upright Chrome 51124-01

LED bulbs for sale

by Editor on 03/10/22

The 2003 I bought in October came with theses REAR LED lights. The previous owner put them in a few weeks before I got the bike. They have been removed from the bike and are for sale.
Price $30USD + shipping & buyer is responsible for all PayPal fees. contact info is at the bottom of this page.(these retail for $45.00USD + taxes)
Here's the direct link to the LED Factory Mart for more info on these including videos. click here

LED bulbs

TAB Performance Slash Cut UN-BAFFLED exhaust pipes

by Editor on 03/07/22

For Sale: TAB Performance Slash Cut UN-BAFFLED exhaust pipes for 02-06 VRODS
$220USD + shipping & all PayPal fees.
(These retail for $399 on the Tab website when I checked)

If you're interested scroll all the way down this page and click on contact.

*THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD*

VROD side covers for sale

by Editor on 03/04/22

For sale 100th Anniversary vented side covers in Sterling Silver off a two tone silver and black 2003 VRSCA V-Rod with the Gold Key package.
Left side part number: 66156-03BDP
Right side part number: 66155-03BDP
Price ONLY $30USD for both due to scratches from the bolts on the fork tube brackets for a windshield. (the bolts were too long causing this… previous owner) plus shipping & buyer is responsible for all PayPal fees. contact info is at the bottom of this page.


vrod side covers for sale

VROD engine shirts

by Editor on 03/01/22

Here's the back of the VROD engine shirt I ordered with the large engine and V-TWIN RACING STREET CUSTOM lettering.

If you're interested in one for yourself here's the link to order: https://cafepress.ca/vrsc

VROD engine shirts

VROD pulley and compensator bowl

by Editor on 02/28/22

Making good progress on this VROD pulley and compensator bowl. All the seams, casting marks and imperfections have been sanded out with 220 grit. Now it's time to work with the next grades: 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 then onto polishing. 

more on this 2003 VROD restoration at http://www.vridetv.com/projectvrod3.html

vrod pulley and compensator bowl

VROD engine shirt

by Editor on 02/24/22

The VROD engine shirt that I ordered arrived and I gotta say it looks even better in person than I could have hoped for. When you see stuff online it's so hard to tell especially with clothes, the design is pressed in nicely, the shirt material is comfortable and the sizing is spot on.

If you're interested in one for yourself here's the link to order: https://cafepress.ca/vrsc 

VROD engine shirt

Custom Vehicle Operations VROD design

by Editor on 02/21/22

 Here's a closeup of the graphic on the back of the merch: Large CUSTOM VEHICLE OPERATIONS lettering, with VRSCSE, CVO VRODS and VRSCSE2 in small red lettering that looks like a solid line from a distance. 

T-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies and more available at https://www.cafepress.ca/vrsc

Custom vehicle operations vrod merch

CVO VROD Design

by Editor on 02/20/22

Here's a larger view that's on the front of the merch.
Large CVO lettering with smaller Custom Vehicle Operations.
Available on t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts and more at https://www.cafepress.ca/vrsc

CVO VROD

CVO VROD t shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies

by Editor on 02/19/22

If you own a 2005 or 2006 CVO V-ROD you can order t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts and more at https://www.cafepress.ca/vrsc

CVO VROD merch

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