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

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What others say about HU...

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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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