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by Editor on 01/13/20

It was such a relief to have been sent this picture today and here's why...

On November 7th 2019 a friend in Burleson Texas USA sent this package to me in Langley British Columbia Canada via the United States Postal Service. It has been caught in some sort of computer glitch loop that had it bouncing back and forth from Texas to Chicago approximately 20 times.... 
The person shipping has been going above a beyond trying to sort this mess out with the USPS with many phone calls and multiple trips to the USPS speaking to managers, supervisors and even the inspector! 

Finally today, January 13th, 2020 it made it's way back my friend in Texas after being stuck in this "Ground Hog" loop for 67 days! 

NOW, for the best part.... What was inside the package?

A speedometer..... Oh the irony 

A HUGE THANK YOU to my friend in Texas for all your help it's greatly appreciated!

image courtesy of RC

Time to reset and try this again... He will be shipping it via UPS or FedX this time : )


Outstanding Tech Support

by Editor on 01/11/20

A huge thank you goes to the folks at A-Count On Us Consulting LTD. for getting our Mac Pro up and running again! 

My computer problems started on Dec. 13th 2019 (Yes, Friday the 13th go figure) causing the gap in our blog and website posts up until now. For weeks I tried to sort out the problems the best I could but then I realized that I needed to call for help. The folks at A-Count On Us Consulting LTD. were absolutely awesome, got to the source of the problem right away and got my old dinosaur of a Mac Pro performing to the best of it's ability. 

Outstanding customer service, thank you once again! 

If you need any Mac & PC Computer Repair Service, IT/Network Consulting, Accounting or Management Consulting here's the direct link to their website

Tech support

Friday the 13th

by Editor on 12/13/19

Happy Friday the 13th everyone.

This picture was taken of a Franklin Mint V-Rod on top of a glass cake plate in front of our fireplace.

vrod on fire

Midwest Thunder Vrod Rally

by Editor on 12/07/19

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Midwest Thunder Vrod Rally hosted by Scott Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Motorsports!

Here's his invitation:
"Calling all vrod owners the 15th annual mid west thunder vrod rally will be this coming June 25-27 2020 in beautiful Greenville Ohio at fitzgerald motorsports we will have details coming out along w hotel info. So pencil in your calendar and turn in those vacation forms at work because this MWT 15 will be EPIC!"

Midwest Thunder Vrod Rally MWT15 2020

Hydro Dipping

by Editor on 12/05/19

I'd like to get these saddlebags, lids & chin fairing Hydro Dipped to match our Carbon Fiber V-Rod camera bike. They will need a few scratches smoothed out then painted black before Hydro Dipping a Carbon fiber pattern.

Who does the BEST work in the Lower Mainland? 
Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and everywhere in between.

Hydro dipping

Happy Thanksgiving USA

by Editor on 11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers and sponsors, enjoy your time with family & friends.

image from our ride in Turkey ; )

bikers in turkey

Selfiecam build update

by Editor on 11/25/19

The selfiecam build for the carbon fiber Vrod is coming along nicely, I have rough cut some shape into the 3x3x1/4 aluminum angle. Drilled and taped 1/4 coarse threads into the sides of the Manfrotto 577 quick release adapter and also cut the 2x1/4 aluminum flat bar. There is still a long way to go but when you're only using a drill, hacksaw & files.... it takes awhile....

selfiecam mount using manfrotto 577

VRSCSE2 Vrod CVO chin fairing

by Editor on 11/22/19

Finally.... After a very, very long time I finally got my hands on a 2006 Harley-Davidson VRSCSE2 Vrod CVO chin fairing part number 57236-06BNR. Once it's painted to match the Carbon fiber bike I'll mount it on the radiator cover. 

vrod VRSCSE2 cvo chin fairing

Selfie cam build

by Editor on 11/16/19

Now that the front & rear cameras are built, tested and proven on the carbon fiber Vrod it's time to tackle the selfiecam. It's important on the build to keep it stealthy & as clean looking as possible. First off I had to see if there was enough room behind the carbon fiber nose cowl to fit the SONY HXR-MC1 professional video head at the angle needed. There was but without much room to spare, so it was over to the box of previous camera builds to find some material to start the mock up procedure. This has allowed me to make up a cardboard template that I'll transfer over to 3x3x1/4 aluminium angle to support the video held and mounting plate & that will be attached to a piece of 2 inch 1/4 aluminum flat bar, head in place with 5/16 stainless steal ready-rod. 

here's the link to the video I posted on our TikTok feed. click here

cardboad template for selfiecam

Vrod turn signals

by Editor on 11/15/19

What's your opinion?
Amber turn signal lenses or the smoked lenses with amber bulbs? 

Think I like the smoked ones on the carbon fiber bike & the yellow for the silver bike. Keeping in mind that the front turn signals on the mirrors are yellow on the silver bike and smoked on the CF bike. It's surprising how the little details can make the over all look of the bike.

vrod turn signals

National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada

by Editor on 11/11/19

Remembrance Day,

Thank you to the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.

"Lest We Forget"

National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada. 

National war memorial ottawa canada

Country roads

by Editor on 11/08/19

There was no way on earth that I could have ridden past this place without stopping for a picture! Exploring country roads on a motorcycle is a lot of fun, cool old barns, machinery, foliage and yes there are some ripe smells at times ; ) 

Harley Davidson country roads

Careful riding in the Fall

by Editor on 11/06/19

The Fall is an incredible time to be riding a motorcycle, please keep in mind that as beautiful as the leaves look, they're very slippery on the roads, especially when wet...

Biker riding in the Fall


by Editor on 11/01/19

Parting out a 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA Vrod that was in a low speed accident. The right side of the bike is mint, the bike went down on it's left side. The odometer reads 29,971 kilometers.

most of these parts are compatible with the first generation Vrods 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006.


Headless biker with a zombie head on a hook

by Editor on 10/31/19

Halloween Motorcycle Ride

I got a strange looks from passing motorists while shooting this video. Then again I'm not surprised, it was September...

I wonder what  was going through their head.....

Thank you for watching VRIDETV 

Headless biker with zombie head on a hook

Fall motorcycle ride

by Editor on 10/25/19

Motorcycle riding in the Fall is incredible, especially here in British Columbia, Canada.

harley davidson vrod fall colours

Vrod frame for sale

by Editor on 10/21/19

For Sale: 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod frame.

Price $950 USD + shipping


Bike was in a low speed accident & was written off by insurance company, I still can't believe they wrote it off!

The bike had damage to the left side, airbox cover, rear fender, rear pulley, handlebars, mirror, headlight bucket, shifter shaft and shifter rod.

The frame has a several minor marks on it and the two places that were noticeably out of alignment were the airbox cover bracket where the two posts of the cover go into the grommets and the "Duck Bill" of the frame under where the passenger's seat mounts. That has been straightened with minimal effort. 

I have the legal paper work for the frame and it has a "Salvage" status on the registration. 

If you're interested contact me here

Harley Davidson VROD FRAME for sale

Vrod engine

by Editor on 10/18/19

The 1130cc Revolution engine is out of our 2003 Harley-Davidson parts bike and is ready for pick up two days ahead of schedule. The chrome covers, starter, throttle body and coils have been taken off in an effort to keep the cost down for the buyer. He will be able to take off all those parts from his bike and install them on this motor.

vrod motor

Vrod frame and engine

by Editor on 10/16/19

The bike has been stripped, everything has been tagged and bagged, the only thing left to do is remove the engine from the frame. 

vrod frame and engine

Canadian Thanksgiving

by Editor on 10/13/19

Happy Thanksgiving Canada, enjoy your time with family & friends.

image from our ride in Turkey ; )

motorcycle ride in Turkey

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