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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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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I have decided to buy some new panniers for my BMW R1150GS. After much scouring of the web I sort-of-settled on the ones made in US by Al Jesse (I'm in UK incidentally). From the website (http://www.jesseluggage.com) they appear sturdy, capacious, and yet narrower than either the standard BMW items or equivalent capacity "boxes" from e.g. Touratech. They look good too. And another major plus is that, unlike all other makes (except BMW), the Jesse mountings are unobtrusive when the panniers are not fitted too. So they are my favourites - even though they are very expensive.
The bad news is that I have now emailed Jesse luggage (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) three times over the last month and have not even received an acknowledgement, let alone a reply to my questions. This does not exactly encourage me to part with a large amount of money over the internet.
I'd like to buy something soon but if what I am seeing by way of pre-sales service is anything to judge by I'd rather keep well away from post-sales. So, does anybody have any experience of either the company or its products that they can share with me?
By a curious coincidence, I have received a reply to my email of 10th January from Al and Julie Jesse about one hour ago. I have copied it below for those who are interested.
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So sorry for the delay in responding to your e-mails. We have been in the
process of getting our German distributor set up, and wanted to be able to
give you that as an option.
We have designed a new style of box this year. This allows us to give the
same capacity as our 110 liter bags for more bikes. Currently the largest
bags we offer will only fit on the 1150 GS. Our new style will fit on other
GS as well as street bikes. The size is still 110 liters, yet they are
narrower than our current 110 liter boxes. The new boxes will not fit a
helmet, however. The new bags will be lockable as always with no provision
We should have photos of the new style boxes on the web site by the end of
next week. We will also have photos of the top boxes that we will have
Our mounts are powdercoated steel and are proven sturdy from our customers
stories! The most recent story we've heard is from one customer who ran
into a cement pole - put a slight dent in the box, but knocked over the
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience our delay in responding may have
caused. Please have a look at our web site again next week, and you should
be able to see the new stuff!
I'm finding that most of the moto gear vendors I've emailed never reply. I wont name any names, but a phone call seems to be the best way to contact them. I dont necessarily have a problem with this, but I dont think they should put an email address on their website if they dont have time to respond. As a side note, Fred at Arrowhead responds to emails pretty quickly.
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Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!
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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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