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Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events such as this one (18 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.
The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to help you cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies. "Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. You get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come as we roll out new systems. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. :-)
Travel BooksMotorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you!
DVDs - Watch and Learn!
Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Hi, I'm planning a UK to SA trip in September. My budget is tiny so a Surf seems to fit the bill. There are a few locally that I am going to look at and could "customise" myself, but if anyone has or knows of a Surf that is expedition prepped or is getting there it'd be well worth a thought.
Side track - anybody have any thoughts on a passage through Syria? (i'm going down the east coast of africa.
When are you hoping to leave? I have an expedition prepared surf (SSRX KZN130 auto 1996) with loads of spares. I am looking for a landcruiser so will be selling it reasonably soon (when I find an LC).
Surf has been to Mali and back and has been well used so don't expect anything flashy - It works well though and has been well maintained. Back seats removed and bed/storage fitted, roof rack fitted, A/C converted for tyre pump (can pop 265/70 15 back on to the bead no bother), steel wheels. Also have replaced the rear window with steel sheet - this means it can be operated with a padlock if the rear window motor/relay goes when on your trip.
Used, working spares include (amongst other things) 2 x water pumps, 2 x alternators, belts and hoses, radiator, starter motor, full set of lights, all windows except front windscreen, doors (with internal mechanisms) etc....
If I was taking it away again I would put the spare radiator in as it's better than the one currently in there. Also, there is a running repair on the turbo oil-feed pipe (copper olive to fix a leak) this lasted a year last time I did it and I've just re-done it but might be worth getting it replaced - 42 quid fro toyota. Also, back springs are tired so I might replace them if I was going to be off-road with lots of weight. Other than that it's ready to go.
It's high mileage (360,000km) and has been well used but I would take it on another trip no problem.
If you're not in a major rush to get going then I am open to sensible offers and can send you some pictures etc...