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!
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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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Just bought an HJC SYMAX Flip up helmet.
I only have about 50 miles on it, but I like it. Reasonably quiet.
Got mine in the US for $199.99.....shipping included from http://www.helmetharbor.com
Not sure what the current price is...
It is a little snug on the chin.....
Try one on before you buy!
I buy Airoh Tyger helmet - offroad helmet with visor. I know the glass isn't dust and water resistant (just use tape), but You get the low weight and low price and if You want just get off the visor and You get standart offroad helmet! Just check it. www.airoh.com
It's interesting that so many of you think that cost equals saftey--there is no proff of that--if there is show me the study? Look for the snell rateing and if it is missing don't buy it. Open face helmets are not as safe therefore none of them have the snell rating. DOT means nothing. Flip ups are not snell rated because they cannot pass the testing. Use a real snell rated helmet if you like your brains.
I have a Nolan flip front , I like it and it's not too noisy .You can ride up to 50 mph with it flipped up without too much wind drag. But as I am sure someone will point out ,from a safety point of view it's not a good idea - but we're human right !
It's a mid priced helmet but seems good quality and if it gets stolen ?- c'est la vie !paying for a replacement isn't that big a deal .
I've had an Arai tour-x for half a year now. It's got all the comfort of a road helmet, with closable vents on the top and a visor. Above 100km the peak does start to vibrate a little, but that may be due to my windscreen setup not being optimal. For long distance on-road I take the peak off, takes about a minute.
Off-road, you can take the visor off and use a pair of googles. I was riding off-road a couple of weekends ago and this helmet was as good as a full mx helmet, well a little warmer due to all the padding but still heaps better than the road helmet I used to use.
Currently I use an open faced helmet riding my Vespa. When I used to ride a motorcycle, I used a full faced helmet. I enjoy the open helmet much more, though I am yet to plant my face into the ground... I did however ride 80 km/h right into a hail storm with the open faced helmet... I really don't recomend it as it was extremely painful. For my Africa trip I am looking into something like the helmet below...
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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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