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 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."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
I have a little problem because I'm not sure what kind of tyre to take with me during my trip to marocco.
I have two choices.
first is my one year old Bfg Mud Terrains 265/75R16 (32')
sounds nice but if I take them I must buy one more for a spare.
pros for MT is they are very good off-road but my trip is something like 8.000km on road and only 2-3.000 off-road.
the second option is Fulda 4x4 street tyres 265/70R15 (30')
I have used them two years ago during my trip to mauritania and they worked well but now I see that MT is much better off-road. But I have no even one puncture on my Fuldas! they are better on-road but not so good off the road...
and I have 6pieces of them so don't need to buy something extra for a spare tyre.
Ok, I think thats my problem looks like... If you guys have some good ideas please let me know.
where are you going in Morocco and when ? - if its going to be rocky pistes and wet then use the BFGs - if all road and sand then the Fulda's - is the sidewall on the Fulda's good - and plenty of tread ? - a combination of everything the BFG MT's are hard to beat.
As youve pointed out with the size - you will lose some ground clearance - but you should still have about 9 inches under the diffs with 30 inchers -as opposed to 10 inches with the 265/75's - just be aware of it when going over rocks.
My preference is always for BFG MT's - purely beceause they are very tough and they cope well with any conditions - but maybe best to use the Fulda's and save the money for the extra BFG - for the trip.
I do drive the BFG mud year round.
also for travelling to Maroc.very good allround tyre which I use on pistes,snow,rockcrawling and also good when it get's muddy
the only disadvantage is the nois they make at higher speeds (+100kph)
I even deflate them to less than 1kg of tyrepressure to drive the dunes and that works pretty wel.
A mud-terrain tyre isn't the best for sand - road-tyres are better, other things being equal. On the other hand, the road tryes will be much worse for traction in muddy conditions. So if there's any kinds of mix of conditions you are likely to encounter, I might opt for an MT pattern.
Two further points, though - firstly, the tyre with the bigger overall diameter will give you an advantage in almost any offroad situation (sand included), and probably won't hurt you on the road either.
Secondly, 16" rims are much more common in Africa than 15". In a pinch you could use a (widely available) 7.50-16 to get you out of trouble.
thanks for your replys! I forgott to add that Im driving toyota Hilux 2.4D known for his HUGE power thats why Im considering smaller tyres (street fuldas)
And about my trip. First Im going on road down to the todra gorge via fes, midelt and errachidia, then I like to go to Marrakech probably via ouarzazate or the other option is going north from todra via high atlas to cascades d'ouzoud and then on road to marrakech.
then from marrakech I go south west to taroudant, tiznit, ifni (on the atlantic coast) and then I start my trip to the east via tafroute from which I want to get to the dunes of merzouga using as much off-road as is possible
passing along my way something like tata, foum zguid, mhamid and erg chebbi.
Then I like to get back west on road to alnif and take a piste from criss Scott book (Alnif-Tinerhir) and stay some days in todra again (because we are going to do lots of climbing during that trip). after that we are heading back north using main roads.
So do you think that I need MTs for such a trip?
almost forgot, Im leaving something about 16of August (16.08.2007)
Hope the weather is nice during that month and september in Marocco?
Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
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 (22 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.