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)

Genuine Harley-Davidson Accessories that have been removed to restore this bike back to OEM stock:

100th Anniversary Clutch Cylinder Cover p/n 34812-03
100th Anniversary Derby Cover Kit p/n 25373-03
Chrome Billet Sprocket p/n 4019-01
Chrome Front Sliders 46526-02A
Chrome Swingarm p/n 48410-01A
Chrome Swingarm Pivot Bolt Covers p/n 48893-01
Chrome Upper Belt Guard p/n 60469-01
Chrome Lower belt Guard p/n 60484-01A
Chrome Rear Axle Cover p/n 45621-02
Chrome Front Axle Nut Covers p/n 43317-01
Chrome Coolant Hose Cover Kit p/n 29770-01
Chrome Upper Fork Stem Cover Kit p/n 46213-02
Chrome Billet Cam Cover Medallion Kit p/n 44497-02
Oil Temperature Dipstick p/n 26962-01A
Nylon Saddlebags p/n 91441-06
Saddlebag Mounting Hardware Kit p/n 91440-06
Chrome Fender Baseplate p/n 51120-01A
Chrome Luggage Rack p/n 51119-01A
Chrome Luggage Rack and Sissy Bar Hardware Kit p/n 94112-04
Tallboy Rider Seat and Pillion p/n 52927-05
Smooth Look Touring Passenger Backrest Pad p/n 51783-07
Low Sissy Bar Upright p/n 51126-01A
Quick-Release Detachable Touring Windshield p/n 57211-05
Headlamp Visor p/n 67750-88T and visor Screw p/n 3383
Chrome Engine Guard Kit p/n 49267-01
Chrome Billet Muffler Clamp Kit p/n 65271-03
Screaming Eagle Slip On Mufflers: Top p/n 65028-02 Bottom p/n 65015-02
Custom Hand Control Lever Kit p/n 45533-02
Rider Slotted Chrome and Rubber Custom Footpegs p/n 43280-01
Passenger Slotted Chrome and Rubber Custom Footpegs p/n 43280-01
Slotted Chrome Shifter Lever p/n 34555-01A
Slotted Chrome Rear Brake Lever p/n 42964-01A
Rear Master Cylinder Chrome Banjo Bolt Cover
Slotted Polished Stainless Steel Gear Shift Linkage 33796-02
Contoured Chrome and Rubber Hand Grips p/n 56799-04 (small)
Chrome Jiffy Stand p/n 49742-01
Chrome Pin for Jiffy Stand p/n 49742-01
Chrome Cam Tension Bolt p/n 17673-02
Polished Stainless Steel Foot Peg Mounting Pins p/n 42679-01 (rider)
Polished Stainless Steel Foot Peg Mounting Pins p/n 42679-01 (passenger)
Chrome Rider FootPeg Mounting Kit p/n 50809-02A
Chrome Rear Passenger Foot Peg Brackets p/n 51000-02
Chrome H-D Motor Co Logo Allen Head Hole Plugs p/n 94529-95
Chrome H-D Motor Co Logo Allen Head Hole Plugs p/n 94531-95
Three Ignition Keys

Bike also came with:

5.3 Gallon Unlimited Engineering Fuel Tank (new in the box)
Unlimited Engineering Lock Ring Tool
K&N Air Filter
Electric Vest Wiring Harness
LED Headlight
LED Turn Signal and Running Light Replacing 1157 Bulbs
LED Turn Signal and Running Light Replacing 1156 Bulbs
Tab Performance Slash Cut Exhaust Pipes (UN-Baffled)
2003 Harley-Davidson Two Tone Sterling Silver and Black 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-ROD
Odometer Reading: 23,480 kilometres. I’m the third owner & the gentleman I bought it from had it for six weeks, decided to sell because it was to small for him. (He was a very big man)
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PROJECT VROD #3
2003 Harley-Davidson 100th anniversary VRSCA V-ROD restoration
Time to give this bike some much needed attention. Now that it's up in the air the first thing to adress is the wheels.The aluminum wheels were badly oxidized and pitted but the good news is they can be brought back to life. Lots of sanding with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 then polishing. Many hours of labour will be needed to produce a mirror like finish but it will be all worth it when they're done.First thing I did was to spray the four nuts on the underside of the fender with a little penetrating oil, then removed them separating the chrome mounting bracket and fender. 
Then I polished the chrome with Mothers and also use their 3 stage waxing systemWith the front wheel and fender off the bike I decided to clean and detail the chrome lower legs with HD spray cleaner, Autosol and mothers chrome polish.Removed the headlight and mounting bracket and detailed the lower triple tree with Autosol and discovered a two headed bearded monster under all the oxidation.I removed these Tab Performance Slash Cut Exhaust Pipes (UN-Baffled) to do a deep cleaning with AutoSol and then Mother's chrome polish. Just put them back on and must say they look as good as new!Time to detail these brake discs by sanding and polishing the inner edges and the flat tabs. No real point in doing the contact surface as the brake pads will score it up on the first ride. These front wheel spacers cleaned up nicely with a little AutoSol and elbow grease.All the wet and dry sanding on this 2003 Vrod front wheel has been completed with: 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. Now for the fun part, polishing!
This pic shows the first round of polishing, next I check for cloudy spots, then polish 2 mor times.When polishing wheels I rely on the internationally renowned "How many fingers am I holding up"  test to determine clarity quality. Looks like this wheel needs to be polished one more time.The final touch on this front wheel restoration is to sand and polish the rotor bolts with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 then polish with AutoSol.
One down, nine more to go!The restoration of this 2003 Harley Davidson Vrod front wheel is finally complete:
Sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grits of wet/dry sandpaper then polished with AutoSol.
Wheel 
Rotor tabs & edges 
Rotor bolts 
Restored front wheel installedYIKES, here's a before picture of the rear wheel from this 2003 VROD.This VROD wheel is very badly pitted, oxidized and scratched. I've got my work cut out for me on this one. Time to detail the rear brake disc by sanding and polishing all the inner edges and the flat surfaces. No real point in doing the contact surface as the brake pads will score it up on the first ride.
Here's the rear brake disc after sanding and polishing all the inner edges and the flat surfaces. No real point in doing the contact surface as the brake pads will score it up on the first ride.These brake rotor bolts have been sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grits of wet/dry sandpaper then polished with AutoSol.Time to detail the VROD rear pulley by sanding and polishing all the inner edges and the flat surfaces with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 200Time to detail the VROD compensator bowl by sanding and polishing all the flat surface and remove that seam from the casting process with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grits of wet/dry sandpaper then polished with AutoSol.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.220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grit sanding done! decided to do a quick polish to see how it looks. Not bad but it needs a full day of polishing.After all that sanding this pulley is polishing up pretty well and is getting some depth to it.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.Over the winter I restored this 2003 Vrod back to showroom stock to sell in the Spring. 
I’m very happy with how it turned out, so much in fact, that I’m having second thoughts about selling it...
Dilemma
The solid aluminum wheels on the Harley Davidson Vrods are notorious for pitting and oxidation. The good news is that they can be brought back to life and look better than new!

  • My method:
  • Remove wheel from bike
  • Remove brake discs
  • Make sturdy base high enough to slide an old broom through the axle and support weight of wheel.
  • Slide a wheel spacer onto the broom handle between wood & wheel.
  • Screw in stopper screws to prevent wheel from rolling off bench.
  • Halogen light clamped down.
  • Next I will be using 2 inch masking tape to cover the entire tire to prevent it from getting mucky and having to clean it later.
  • Now here is where things can vary...
  • The aluminum on this wheel is quite oxidized and is also pitted. So in this case I will have to do some sanding to get it smooth before Polishing can begin.
  • If you’re wheel isn’t pitted you’re lucky and can skip the sanding & go right to polishing.
  • Remember to wear gloves and mask to protect yourself.
  • Sanded with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 grits of wet/dry sandpaper then polished with AutoSol.
VROD aluminum wheel restoration
Time to restore this rear wheel from a 2003 Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary VRSCA V-ROD.
I will be using the same process as I did with the front wheel restoration so it seems repetitive to shoot 6 videos of the same process.
This video is to show the “before” and upon completion I’ll post the “After”.
My process will be: wet and dry sanding with 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 2000 and the polish.
Before
After will be posted when completed.