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PROJECT VROD >>>>>> REDROD / Carbon Fiber
VRIDETV continues building up this camera bike for the 2020 riding season, TWO bikes equals twice the fun and coverage! We are teaming up with the best of the best in the motorcycle industry to transform this stock V-Rod.
2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod VRSCA 100 year Anniversary Motorcycle

V-Rod Specifications Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1130.00 cm (68.95 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2 REVOLUTION
Stroke: 4
Torque: 105.00 Nm (10.7 kgf-m or 77.4 ft.lbs) @ 6600 RPM
Compression: 11.3:1
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 72.0 mm (3.9 x 2.8 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Cooling system: Liquid

Physical measurements
Fuel capacity: 14.00 litres (3.7 gallons)
Dry weight: 285.0 kg (628.3 pounds)
Seat height: 660 mm (26.0 inches)
Overall length: 2,377.4 mm (93.6 inches)
Ground clearance: 141 mm (5.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1713.2mm (67.5 inches)
Saddle height: 660.4 mm (26.0 inches)

Avon Cobra Touring Tyres
Front tire dimensions: 120/70ZR-19
Rear tire dimensions: 180/55ZR-18

Daytona Twin Tec
TCFID Gen 4 Fuel Injection controller. P/N 17500 direct link

Fitzgerald Motorsports
"SuckerPunch" Exhaust System direct link
Ceramic Coated Heat Shields and stainless steel hose clamps

MDI Carbon Fiber
Airbox with Air Vents Grills: SKU: HA007
Front Fender Mudguard Hugger SKU: HA003
Rear Fender Mudguard Hugger SKU: HA005
Front Nose Fairing/cowl SKU: HA006
Radiator Covers SKU: HA001
Side Covers Vented Side Covers Vented SKU: HA002

MotoHooligan Airbox + /K&N hiflow filter

PIAA LP270 2.75" LED Fog Light Kit: 73270
PIAA: Xtreme white plus bulb H11:15211 (low beam)
PIAA: Xtreme cool blue white plus bulb H9:70955 (high beam) 
PIAA: Miniature Xtreme white plus bulb 1156 (rear signals)

Progressive Suspension Fork Spring Kit: 11-1525

Pingel Steering stabilizer: 9040

Super Brace: Fork stabilizer. Product ID: 5192

Unlimited Engineering Super V 5 gallon conversion kit: 2020D

Wayne Motorsports DX-TL-7 bracket that allows you to mount a Truck-Lite 7" LED headlight into the stock VRSC-DX fairing

Harley-Davidson Saddlebags: color-matched molded: 91492-01BDJ (still searching for left side bag)
Harley-Davidson Sundowner Touring rider seat
Harley-Davidson Sundowner Touring passenger pillion
Harley Davidson 100th anniversary V-rod backrest pad: 53315-03
Harley-Davidson Passenger back rest pad (replaced)
Harley-Davidson Fender Base plate kit: 51156-06 Chrome
Harley-Davidson Chrome Hardware kits - VRSC
Harley-Davidson Chrome sissy bar upright: 51162-06
Harley-Davidson Chrome Hardware kit - sissy bar 94112-04
Harley-Davidson Chrome luggage rack 51119-01A
Harley-Davidson Chrome Hardware kit -  luggage rack 94263-04
Harley-Davidson Nostalgic Heated Grips P/N 56619-03B
Harley-Davidson Chrome front axle covers
Harley-Davidson Chrome Rear Axle covers: 45621-02
Harley-Davidson Chrome 100th Anniversary derby cover kit
Harley-Davidson Chrome oil dipstick - VRSC logo: 62977-03
Harley Davidson Vrod polished stainless steel gear shift linkage. V-ROD scripted part number 33867-02
Harley-Davidson Chrome hand lever control kit: 46114-07
Harley-Davidson Foot pegs: Slotted chrome and rubber: 43280-01
Harley-Davidson Spacer, Foot Pedal: 34647-04
Harley-Davidson Shifter Pedal: 34696-04
Harley-Davidson Battery Tender: 750mA Supersmart: 94654-98B
Here's the BEFORE pictures of the 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA Vrod motorcycle that will be equipped with 2 Sony Professional Video Cameras that we will use to shoot VRIDETV.
Here's a shot of the handlebar camera mount.
Now that it's fitted, I'll take it off, put some shape to it by rounding off the corners, then sanding and polishing by hand. This plate is actually repurposed from the original camera mount we used on our ride across Canada in 2006.Now that it's fitted, I'll take it off, put some shape to it by rounding off the corners, then sanding and polishing by hand. The upper and lower plates are actually repurposed from a previous set up in 2009.Pingel steering stabilizer
These aren't just for drag racing, there are many benefits for everyday riding noticeable at low and highway speeds and definitely in the corners.Pingel has done a great job with this steering stabilizer, it looks great and is nicely finished. 
These aren't just for drag racing, there are many benefits for everyday riding noticeable at low and highway speeds and definitely in the corners.A friendly reminder to all Vrod owners: Check your jiffy stand (kickstand) bushings, the bottom always wears out before the top. It only takes a few minutes to look and only a few bucks if they need to be replaced. 2003 VRSCA pn: 53158-98If you have a Harley-Davidson V-Rod with a silver frame and you're looking for touch up paint here's what you need.

V-Rod Silver Frame part number: 98600BNYDetails
ProjectVrod exhaust mount cover made for the RedRod This will be a nice detail once the SuckerPunch pipe from Fitzgerald Motorsports arrives and is installed on our VRODThis Harley Davidson 100th anniversary emblem was a nice detail for the horn.Harley Davidson Vrod polished stainless steel gear shift linkage. V-Rod scripted
part number 33867-02With all the rain in we had in April combined with May being the driest on record, the farmers are rejoicing with a bumper crop of marshmallows this year!!! Friendly reminder to all the V-Rod owners out there to inspect your radiator and oil cooler. You will be amazed at all the little stones and debris you'll find in there. If left in there, the odds of a stone vibrating & potentially damaging one of these expensive components increase of over time.This started by picking a single stone out, then that turned into pulling the shroud off and grabbing a flashlight and cleaning each fin with a pin. An hour later, all that debris you see in this pic was in the rad & oil cooler.
(I think I might have OCD)Who you gonna call? 
Spotted this beauty at the Hill Top Diner Cafe in Langley!
Nicely done Sir, nicely done!

We posted a video on Instagram, here's the link of the blue I got a message from someone on Facebook letting me know that he's followed our bike builds & wanted to offer me first chance to buy his brand new 100th Anniversary backrest pad! It arrived the other day and now both of our camera bikes have one! Yhe carbon fiber conversion has begunI'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.2003 stock V-Rod mirrors & signal lights on the left are being switched for the 2015 V-Rod Muscle mirrors with built in LED turn signals for a cleaner look.Made a lot of progress on the selfiecam mount for the carbon fiber bike. The shaping is complete and it has been sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Still have to finish it off with 1000, 2000 grit than begin polishing, in the home stretch now!Here's a look at all the selfie camera mount parts polished and ready to be installed on our carbon fiber Vrod.
Stripped off all the factory silver paint, sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Then polished with Autosol.It's a tight fit but the selfiecam is mounted and ready to go!Problem is the sending unit strip that the float rides on, over time it gets gummed up causing the gauge to act up or not register at all. The fix is relatively easy, remove the fuel module assembly (as outlined in the service manual) and lightly scrub the sending unit strip with scotch brite pad I've started a rainy day project and decided to give this sprocket new life. First step was to start sanding the pitting out and that thick gray paint with 120 grit sand paper by hand. The first 3 pictures show the progress and the 4th shows the back where I stopped decided to think about that..Invisible bra: this 3M paint protection film is perfect for the job. I cut a piece 8 inches by 14 inches and sprayed both sides and airbox with a 25% alcohol 75% water mix and smoothed it out with a rubber squeegee. Trev Deely Motorcycles Harley Davidson TrailerWelcome to British Columbia,
the Best place on earth sign at the Abbotsford International Airport.Our 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA VROD has come a long way since we bought it.
Here's a before and after with all the changes and mods up to date. There will be more work invested into it over the upcoming winter and we'll be posting the progress updates here and in social mediaWhen it comes to customizing a motorcycle I'm a firm believer that, "the Devil's in the details" it's the little things that make the over all presentation pop.  Scott Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Motorsports has come through once again with this beautiful cam tensioner cover! Made up a DIY wheel stand with two chairs and a broomstick to do the final polish on this front wheel before installing it on the bike.Time to polish the rear wheel.
Made up a DIY wheel stand with two chairs and a broomstick to do the final polish on this front wheel before installing it on the bike.Final stages of sanding and polishing on this vrod rear pulley. When working on the backside I decided to sand and polish that area because it can be seen at certain angles when looking through the slots and in the reflection of the wheel.The bike is all cleaned up, lifted off the ground and strapped in place. Time to throw the cover on and wait for Spring. Oh who am I kidding, sure i'll find something to do on it!Fresh off the milling machine at Ruthless Designz.Before and after shot of the rotor bolts. 
I wrapped the threads in electrician's's tape to protect them, then inserted into a drill chuck. Sanded with 220, 400, 600, 800 then polished with Autosol.
It's good to have choices:
Ruthless Designz #930 top
Ruthless Designz #920 bottom
which do you like better?
Work has begun and it's shaping up nicely, front and rear camera mounts have been fitted, the Avon Cobra Tyres are on, and the Pingel Steering Stabilizer has been installed.
Red Vrod
2003 VROD
PROJECT VROD: Carbon Fiber Edition
2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-ROD
Here's a closer look at our 2003 Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA Vrod camera bike equipped with 3 Sony Professional Video Cameras that we use to shoot VRIDETV
Stopped by JF Customs for a photo op with their trailer parked out front of the shopSpotted Lake just outside of Osoyoos British columbia is an amazing sightSpotted Lake just outside of Osoyoos British columbia is an amazing sightDecided to stop here due to the wildfire smoke, the closer I got to Twin Lakes the thicker it got. The smell of smoke was very strong when I got off the bike, not as noticeable when riding. 
Thank you once again to the brave men and women firefighters who are working so incredibly hard.OK Falls boat launchBeautiful stone wall of the Pub at Gallagher LakeBig huge THANK YOU to CJ for all his help today!
New fork seals installed and  ready to go.Spent a little time polishing the triple trees & cleaning the front brake calipers before installing the fork tubes. It’ll go back together quickly nowAll back together, ready for a test ride, and now weather warning: Rain, hail & severe lightning 
Think I’ll wait till tomorrowBig shoutout to Chris at Rattler Performance Works in Cosby Tennessee for hooking me up with this Vrod air filter assembly. His price was incredibly fair and he shipped right away.Two boxes of vrod parts arrived for the next bike buildAfter doing a deep clean and polish, these Tab Performance baffled slip on mufflers came out pretty good.
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