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'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not 'get' smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

If you want to disable smilies in a post that you make, you can select the 'Disable Smilies' option when posting. This is particularly useful if you are posting program code and you do not want ;) converted to a smilie face!

Generic Smilies
What to Type Resulting Graphic Meaning
jeiger jeiger jeiger
:funmeteryes: Fun Meter - yes Fun Meter - yes
:nono: Nono Nono
:( Sad Sad
beer beer beer
:scooter: Scooter Scooter
:helpsmilie: Helpsmilie Helpsmilie
:thumbup1: Thumbup1 Thumbup1
:D Very Happy Very Happy
:oops2: Oops2 Oops2
:innocent: Innocent Innocent
doh doh doh
:rofl: RoFL RoFL
:thumbdown: Thumbdown Thumbdown
?c? Comments? Comments?
:freezing: Freezing Freezing
:funmeterno: Fun Meter - no Fun Meter - no
:welcome: Welcome Welcome
:ban: Ban Ban
bier Bier Bier
:offtopic: Offtopic Offtopic
:Beach: Beach Beach
:stormy: Stormy Weather Stormy Weather
:palm: Palm Tree Palm Tree
:confused1: Confused1 Confused1
:clap: Clap Clap
:blushing: Blushing Blushing
:frown: Frown Frown
:censored: Censored Censored
:rolleyes2: Rolleyes2 Rolleyes2
:mchappy: MC Happy MC Happy
:cool4: Cool4 Cool4
:smartass: Smartass Smartass
:smiliex: Smilie-x Smilie-x
:stupid: Stupid Stupid
:taz: Taz Taz
:eek3: Eek3 Eek3
:rain: Rain Rain
:laugh: Laugh Laugh
:cursing: Cursing Cursing
:biggrin3: Biggrin3 Biggrin3
:euro: Euro Euro
:eek2: Eek2 Eek2
:rolleyes: Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
:biggrin: Biggrin Biggrin
:redface: Redface Redface
:w00t: W00t W00t
:detective: Detective Detective
:lol2: Lol2 Lol2
:cool: Cool Cool
:dots: Dots Dots
:eek: Surprised Surprised
:shifty: Shifty Shifty
:tongue3: Tongue3 Tongue3
:) Smile Smile
:santa: Santa Santa
:hammer: Hammer Hammer
:wink3: Wink3 Wink3
:surrender: Surrender Surrender
:devil2: Devil2 Devil2
:angel: Angel Angel
:rockon: Rockon Rockon
:online2long: Online2long Online2long
:mad: Mad Mad
:sneaky2: Sneaky2 Sneaky2
:wave: Wave Wave
:balloon: Balloon Balloon
:tongue_smilie: Tongue Smilie Tongue Smilie
:p Razz Razz
:yes: Yes Yes
:nuke: Nuke Nuke
:confused: Confused Confused
:crying: Crying Crying
:angry: Angry Angry
:huh: Huh Huh
chug Chug beer Chug beer
:thumbup: Thumbup Thumbup
:rolleyes3: Rolleyes3 Rolleyes3
:whistling: Whistling Whistling
:blink: Blink Blink
:no: No No
:kiss: Kiss Kiss
:scared: Scared Scared
;) Wink Wink
:bored: Bored Bored
:wheelchair: Wheelchair Wheelchair
:clown: Clown Clown
:mad2: Mad2 Mad2
:wink2: Wink2 Wink2
:cool3: Cool3 Cool3
:confused2: Confused2 Confused2
:smile2: Smile2 Smile2
:tongue2: Tongue2 Tongue2
:blush: Blush Blush
:mad3: Mad3 Mad3
:drool: Drool Drool
:glare: Glare Glare
:donatello: Donatello Donatello
:devil: Devil Devil
:cool2: Cool2 Cool2
:alucard: Alucard Alucard
:hang: Hang Hang
:o Surprised Surprised
:yawn: Yawn Yawn
:turned: Turned Turned
:death: Death Death
:arabia: Arabia Arabia
:icon16: Icon16 Icon16
:9898: 9898 9898
:tank: Tank Tank
:chinese: Chinese Chinese
:pinch: Pinch Pinch
:walkman: Walkman Walkman
:sleep1: Sleep1 Sleep1
:batman: Batman Batman
:tt1: Tt1 Tt1
:cowboy: Cowboy Cowboy
:closedeyes: Closedeyes Closedeyes
:1eye: 1eye 1eye
:yinyang: Yinyang Yinyang
:gun_bandana: Gun Bandana Gun Bandana
:boat: Boat Boat
:winkiss: Winkiss Winkiss
:ninja: Ninja Ninja
:unsure: Unsure Unsure
:alien: Alien Alien
:sailor: Sailor Sailor
:happybday: Happybday Happybday
:punk: Punk Punk
:excl: Excl Excl
:sorcerer: Sorcerer Sorcerer
:wacko: Wacko Wacko
:sleeping: Sleeping Sleeping
:tt2: Tt2 Tt2
:shaun: Shaun Shaun
:2guns: 2guns 2guns
:gunsmilie: Gunsmilie Gunsmilie
:sweatdrop: Sweatdrop Sweatdrop
:chef: Chef Chef
:phone: Phone Phone
:smile3: Smile3 Smile3
:sleep: Sleep Sleep
:tooth: Tooth Tooth
:clover: Clover Clover
:red_indian: Red Indian Red Indian
:wub: Wub Wub
:stuart: Stuart Stuart
:beta1: Beta1 Beta1
:mellow: Mellow Mellow
:flowers: Flowers Flowers

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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

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"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

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What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

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New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

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.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

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