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Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!
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 such as this one (18 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.
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 help you 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 bought a TTR600RE in winter to take to the Stella Alpina this year and wherever in years to come. It already had a CRD bashplate. I bought an Acerbis tank from Racespec (best price), pannier rack from 'offtheroad' and panniers from 'Ardcases'. First off the bashplate is excellent but needs the 8mm conversion on the rear bolts (one day), tank does exactly what it says on the tin but I purchased 2 x metal petrol taps from Dave Lambeth (standard kit is 1 x plastic tap only) the petrol cap is a big improvement over acerbis kit of yore. There were no leaks and the plastic appears to be better quality these days, fitting was a doddle. The pannier rack is very strong but a bit of a bugger to fit. Also, I found that my panniers didn't fit flush due to the tubular brackets fitted to the rack as standard (presumably to fit 'offtheroad' panniers) - so I had these ground off and rewelded. More pannier rack woe ensued as the 'Ardcases' were fitted up. The left hand rack is a very, very close fit to the side panel. Consequently, the pannier brackets (pucks) didn't fit properly - bespoke fittings were discussed and supplied FOC by 'Ardcases' - excellent service, nothing too much trouble. Due to the size of the pannier frame profile the bracing plate supplied with the panniers was a little undersize (I was running out of time by then) so I had a larger pair made up locally. Finally the 'offtheroad' rack was fitted - I had some stainless spacers made up as the original aluminium ones looked weak. Finally, I'd just like to mention that the bikes wheels were dented from a previous life as a trail bike - these were straightened and welded to a high standard by Dean at DT Metallic Technology (Metal Design and Repair Work | Stoke-on-Trent | DT Metallic Technology). Dean also did the cutting, welding etc for me. He's a very nice bloke and nothing was too much trouble for him. That's it in a nutshell.