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!
Can anyone tell me what the tiny little spring clips at the bottom of the float needles are for? Blowed if I can see. If they get a bit out of position might they be the reason for the floats ocassionally sticking and flooding?
Also, has anybody found the main jet holder to be tight in its seating, I've just taken both of mine out to change the needle jets. They were horrendously tight, and they were both extremely tight to screw out, altogether a harrowing business. I had visions of the thread being wrecked as they came out, but both the bodies and the holders were ok. I did use a bit of localised heat (LPG and a small burner) before they budged. No, I didn't knacker the o-rings.
So, wise ones, how should this job be done, or were mine tighter than other people's?
Sounds like they haven't been apart in far too long! Annual is not a bad idea, both to make sure thy're clean and to prevent this exact problem.
REPLACE ALL O-RINGS!
The spring clip "hangs" the needle on the tang on the float - forcing it to drop down when the float drops, preventing the needle from sticking shut.
Flooding is the opposite problem. Usually needle sticking open. Can be caused by float levels too LOW - allowing the needle to cock off to one side slightly. Or dirt in the fuel, caused by owner neglect... Clean the fuel petcocks filter out, and put a small auto filter inline as well to each carb. I've been running inline filters for 20 years and never had a float stick. May or may not be related!
Ah, dearie me, where would I be without you, Grant? It wouldn't have ocurred to me in a million years that they were there to pull the needle down! And, yes, I'm sure it's possible that the ocasional flooding could have been due to their being incorrectly fitted. I'll see how it goes and post the result for the good of all.
Well, it took a little while, but as promised I'm getting back to you to say that the flooding has stopped. Well, nearly. My left foot isn't getting its occasional soaking in petrol and things have certainly improved but I'm getting a little rough running recently and there is a slow drip from the left carb when I park the bike, a drop every, um, ten seconds, perhaps. The float valve is newish, two years at a guess, and I'm wondering if there is anything I could do to the valve seating to improve matters. It does appear to be part of the body of the carb and not replaceable, i.e. it doesn't seem possible to screw it out and and screw a new seat in instead.
"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.