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.
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!
Just wondering what other KLE owners are doing with regard to maintaining their machines with things like lubes, tyres, brake pads etc?
I have had my KLE for nearly 3 years now and am coming up to 40,000kms.
Half way through warranty I started servicing the bike myself. It's honestly the most reliable mount I have ever owned in over 33 years of motorcycling and suspension-wise definitely the most comfortable..
Re: maintenance, it's by the book. Oil & filter changes every 3,000kms with genuine oil filter & Shell SX4. I check the factory foam air filter regularly and continually find it surprisingly clean despite some terribly dusty conditions I subject the poor bastard to. Brake pads are non-genuine purchased through eBay at a fraction of the price of original pads yet they seem to last comparably in distance to factory ones. (I'm extremely light on brakes). I've settled on Michilan Sirac rubber and am 100% satisfied with the service they give. I tend to get around 12,000kms on both front & rear. The rear tyre normally wears out in the centre of the tread first and I normally flick the front tyre when the feathering gets too bad. Have got a genuine replacement chain & sprockets to go on next time I change out the rear tyre. Drive chain cleaning is with WD 40 & chain lubing is performed compliments of No Chukka Chain Lube. Possibly looking at a replacement rear shock-spring combo in a year or so and would be interested in what other readers have tried on their KLE's?
I run 21psi air pressure in the front tyre & 28 psi in the rear. Best milage I have got from my KLE when touring is around 76 mpg but that was taking it pretty easy around 80kmh.
Still on the original battery.
I run standard 91 octane ULP - (none of that 10% Ethanol crap)
I run Oxford Heated Grips (pure bliss on those cold winter morning commutes and an absolute life saver at dragging me back from hypothermia when getting drenched on my wet winter bush rides).
Oh and for celebrity status it sports a Charley Boorman signature on its fuel tank compliments of when he was out here in July 08 on his completion of the By Any Means trip ;-)
So what are the rest of you fella's doing in keeping your KLE's on the road?
PS Any interest out there on a KLE ride one some KLE friendly trails around Sydney?
Mine ('06) has clocked up 56000km and the water pump mechanical seal let go at 55,000. Simple repair, but make sure you order the two water-pump gaskets as the same time - they will be stuffed. All other maintenance by the book and similar regime as yourself. Mine is all stock, but I have contemplated the KTM muffler swap and some springs and emulators for the front...
Have to agree that these are sooo reliable - mine is also still on its original battery too! Use E07's on mine and get 12,000km+ on rear and 20,000 out of the front. About 80/20 tar/dirt for mine (But I do prefer dirt) due to commuting duties.
Hi John , The KLE 's are so easy to work on . I have fooled two of my mates into buying one as well , so there is 3 in our group and a KLR .
I have made a few mods to mine including the exhaust and jet/intake mods which made quite a difference. I installed progressive springs in the forks as well which was well worth it . The problem I am having now is I cant change gear properly because I am wearing motocross boots and have run out of adjustment on the lever . If you or anyone else has some tips !!!!!
So what are the rest of you fella's doing in keeping your KLE's on the road?
Precious little John!
The only thing outside of the normal servicable items I've had problems with is the calipers. Even with regular greasing I've had to replace the seals in both of them, and they've both seized up at different times.
Saying that, I haven't been off the road once since I got my KLE - except for the time I filled her up with diesel
Have just bought a KLE500 to get back and fore to work on. Just got my L's at xmas and am loving it. I live in Sydney - North
would love to take it out in the dirt but having never ridden offroad before am unsure. Have been a keen 4x4 driver and have done most of the sydney surrounds. Not sure I would go there on my own on the bike though!
anyone fancy teaching me a few tricks or who doesn't mind a newbie tagging along on an easy ride - not up for the macho lets ride up a wall type rides
Welcome to the world of adventure bikes Matt.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your new purchase. Even in an unmodified state, the KLE's are great fun off-road and a very capable commuting bike as well. Check your email for more details.
Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only.
Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."
"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
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.
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.