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."
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Official services or repair shops.Let's update with experiences..
As far as I see, HUB is the best place for cooperation between travellers..
Also fast and most friendly with sincere and honest members....these are positive points.
-We had a support by UK.biker friend in SE.Asia for a rear shock absorber just within a day and 4 days later it was in katmandu carried by a hiker friend..All met eachother here.
And the only negative point is just a few of us write down experiences in the forums after the trip is completed or the problem is over even all is written in personal blogs.
This site is for all of us not only while we are in need of support and advices, but also real experiences must be available which will enlighten the roads
for the following travellers, aspecially about repairshops and services.
Threads with same subjects and same replies are getting more crowded...
Personal idea as an entrance to the main subject:
(experiences in asian and around black sea countries.)
1-Official services are ok. if your bike is under warranty process and you have sponsors/much money and time....
2-If not,always better to meet a local workshop run by a good mechanic for more friendly,cheaper,faster but good solutions...You can learn where they are when you ask local bikers on big bikes.
3-Even most engine parts are not available in official services..Workshops can find alternative parts and solutions that are approved...
Gas pumps are not available in stocks outside (D)and always mınımum 10 days waiting time for the new one..316 car pump is ok. for bikes too with same 3 bars pressure..cheaper and longer user life and stronger than bike pumps..(service or factory will never tell u this..About 500 USD. for bikes and 175 USD. for cars..)
(I remember a UK.biker who has waited for this in India for 1,5 months and then flied to dubai to buy it..have read his letters written to the headquarters while he was in İstanbul last year.Still no reply..They never reply.)
Same for legendary Africa Twin.you must never leave the gas pump empty and dry so as not to meet problems..But if you replace it with mitsubishi panel van gas pump while you are going to change,you never meet such problems..
I am sure there are many friends full of interesting,exciting experiences with nice solutions after been stuck somewhere around the world and will be great to read their advices here..
Cost of learning is very expensive so experiences always good and useful...
A nice saying of a European Queen to a Fleet Captain.(must be 15.th.century)
If America is discovered, no need to invest to discover it again in a different way.
Wish all happy,safe,lucky,healthy trips and sponsors..
Anyone visiting the Istanbul area should contact Mehmet before doing so if you have any questions. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced. He has a passion for helping travelers and will be your biggest asset in Turkey. Highly recommended.
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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.