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!
In June Im going to mauritania and wondering what mainly take care about when preparing my Hilux for such a trip.
what spares to take, should I use inner tubes or not? ect...
mayby you can help?
My hilux is 8 years old and allready done about 170.000 km.
You will find plenty of Hilux's in Mauritania and therefore spares especially in Nouachott. I would therefore not stress too much about carrying a lot with you.
Better get a thorough service at a trusted garage before you go and tackle any weak spots.
Re tubes I would take some. If you run tubeless tyres you'll find it very awkward to reseat a tubeless tyre post punture / tyre coming off rim at low pressure, unless you have a tube. Especially when it hot and your tidal window is diminishing on the beach piste!
If you run tyres with tubes then try and get the tubes which have a very long valve (approx 3 1/2 inches) exiting the wheel hub. These will not slip and get dragged inside the wheel so easily, when running at low pressures.
now I run a tubeless tyres 265/70R16
but before I leave I would like to put in them inner tubes.
what do you think about that size?
quite strange for mauritanians i think, but I will take 2 spare wheels and 6 spare tubes. Do you think thats enough?
About service I plan to change all the oils and regrease bearings, hubs and other suspension parts.
What do you think about cooling system in my hilux? should I do something with the radiator before I leave? I never had any overheating problems... but in July in the sahara I supose its gonna be a little hot
Do your self a favour, and don't mount the tubes, but carry them as spares.
I've done like 25 000 km's in Afrika on tubless tyres (bfgoodridge AT's) not a single puncture/problem so far, and if punctured in the tread, they can be repaired without taking them off the rim. Tubless develops less heat/friction then tubed tyres, and that's what leads to punctures in all these tubes.
265's are wide for the sand I think, especially since the Hilux has not such a big engine. Keep it light and all'll be fine.
and what about a tyre comming off the rim at low preasures?
some people say that its better to have tubes because tyre have harder to come off the rim, is that true?
I hope to keep my hilux light (about 400kg+3persons) is that much or not?
I realy like to have 7.50R16 but simply have no money for new tyres like that...
Hope that my 265/70R16 Bridgestones HT will do the work
sory for my silly questions but that wiil be my first desert expirience.
Ref Tubes. You dont actually have to fit the tubes. Just take a few with you in your spares box to fit in case of an emergency. I agree with previous posts that running tubeless is a lot easier (until you get a puncture or come off the rim).
Re six wheels I would just carry five and I'd also stick to the standard R16 x 7.5 because you will be able to buy another if you wreck one. However if you want to use your wider tyres then taking six is perhaps a good idea as you will have difficulty finding any replacements.
so the plan is to take six wheels with no tubes inside, and a few tubes as spares for an emergency.
I have one more question.
do I need hi-lift jack and sand plates?
(let me explain my route: nauadhibou, atar, guelb er richat, terjit, timinit, tidjikja, nauakchott, nauadhibou) - something like that.
A good compressor and a shovel are more important then a High-lift and sand plates. Personally I wouldn't leave without something like sandplates (I have fancy alu ones, but there are plenty of cheaper DIY alternatives out there).
A would advice to take only five spare wheels, eventually a sixt spare tyre (not on a rim(my sixt spare is always been a pain, and to expensive to throw away))
thanks guys for your advices.
Now things a little changed, I have the opportunity to borrow from my friend 5 wheels with 265/70R15 Fulda ATs with kevlar tubes (first heard about something like that)
Mayby you know something about kevlar tubes? are they so good as it sounds?
He have done on that wheels atlantic route and have no even one puncture.
BTW. only 33days left for my departure
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.