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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On the advice of many I replaced my original battery (12 Amp/H) for a Hawker gel battery (8 Amp/H). When I asked about the differance in cappaciy they (the people from the shop) told me it would be no problem...
Well, it is a problem, the cappacity is just to low. Honda's Amp/H is the same as Hawkers
When I do nothing strange, it functions well... but if I charge my camera-accu overnight, the bike has starting problems... and it's a fast starter!...
An other overlander had the same problem. He found out about it at home... If he left his bike-alarm on for two day's.... No more starting.
So.. in spite of all the beatifull talk of Hawker and Touratec.... The capacity is just to small... This goes for the Africa twin, and the BMW's ... If the factory states 12 Amp/H that is what you need... Don't let anyone tell you diferent... or suffer the consequences (ever tried to push-start a fully loaded Africa Twin?)
Can't believe it ! I thought we were the only ones having a problem with the Hawker !!!
I chose a new Hawker for one and a new standard battery for the other DR 650 SE... and guess what happened ?! After about three months the problems started : no more starting on a few mornings on the Hawker-bike. At first I thought something was wrong with the charging, I tested a few things, we didn't use headlights on this bike any longer, we kept on using cables every other day, etc. etc. Then --after another month of this-- I decided to swap batteries. And... the problem moved along with the battery !!!
We were on our way back home and managed to reach Turkey using cables or jumpstarting (once started, the bike would start again, so it was just a matter of doing this every morning or so). Then we found this VERY helpful man in Trabzon, a car electrics specialist, who managed to track down probably the only YTX9-BS battery (closed cell) in the whole of Turkey. He had it sent overnight from Istanbul, and we were "back to normal", heheh
NEVER another Hawker in my life !! I feel fooled by Touratech, nothing less, nothing more.
Glad to learn it wasn't just our bikes.
Goeie verdere reis Maarten !
------------------ Iris and Trui
2 belgian women, often travelling on motorbikes (now on DR650SE's)
2nd overland from home to Northern India and back, April-October 2002
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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 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.
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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.