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.
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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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Before I would spend money on Star Com, I would go down to the river and throw my dollars to the fish. It is a piece lowlife snake dung. Has never worked without difficulty, and the woman whose job is to rectify the problems said they had never had a complaint before so I must be imagining it. For 79.99 postage though, they would look at it and if it were broken, they would fix it.
It has sat now for three years in the "someday get it done box" and we use the Nolan com helmets without the wires. all built into the helmet. spendy, but about half what the piece _________Star Com advance kit cost us.
We just bought the Chatterbox XBI2 and I am anxious to try them out. We previously had the Chatterbox HJC-90 and short of looking like aliens with the huge add on to our helmets these new units are really sleek and should work for us. The down side is again if we ride in a group we can only connect three units not more.... If your listening chatterbox please make it expandable...
We've been using the Sena SMH10 since June. We only use them for bike to bike communication although they can also be used to connect via bluetooth to a GPS and cellphone. It's also possible to get a mount that allows use of your own earbuds. We've been happy with the performance. Used them for the HUBB meeting weekend in Petrolia, the batteries held up without recharging all weekend.
Another positive recommendation for the Cardo Q2. We´ve been using ours daily now for the last month, and they have worked trouble free. Even though we just use the bike to bike and mp3 function, they work perfectly.
I wasn´t a big fan of communcators till we used them and realized how beneficial they can be.
I'd recommend the Sena SMH10. One nice thing about it is that the power cord has a USB end. Comes with a little brick that'll work with US power outlets BUT you don't need to use that. We have adapters for the bikes that'll give us USB outlets that we can charge it off of in the evenings.
I've owned the Scala Rider Q2 and the Sena SMH10 is much better. Slightly bigger speakers that're easier to hear. Easy to operate. Just whack the big dial with your hand and you connect. The battery life is good enough that we just leave them connected all day while we ride instead of connecting just when we want to talk because there's a full second delay between when you hit the button and when it connects, which can be a big deal when you're trying to warn someone about a road hazard.
I have an Autocom Avi Pro. It did work great even at motorway speeds. However now that the warranty has expired the vox light is constantly on. Even without helmets plugged in. Autocom have now been taken over by Starcom so I'm not sure how easy it would be to get problems sorted.
For those with Scala (and other wireless intercoms) how do you charge them for the next days riding? Ok if using hotels each night.
After 55,000kms and 30 countries, we have real-world tested them to work. Amazingly after all this time, the batteries are still holding their charge extremely well and last as long as when they were new.
Keep in mind that if you have open-faced helmets and travelling on the same bike you probably don't need an intercom.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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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 (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
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