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.
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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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LOOKS: First off the bike is ugly. Good ugly though. Maybe even tough ugly. The week before I left Texas, Mexican authorities found 48 decapitated bodies on the side of the road I would be taking and every person on the planet seemed to be telling me I would be killed as soon as I crossed into Mexico on such a beautiful bike...the bike truly was beautiful, having only been ridden 1,100 miles when I bought it....so to appease my family and my own sense of fear, I sanded it down and painted it Battleship Grey!
Since riding down from Texas, I've never once had a cop solicit me for a bribe. If aesthetics is your thing, this bike turns heads big time. I rode with some other KLR riders in Medellin for a week and people gawked at the insanity of my bike while ignoring their brand new bikes. Still not convinced that an ugly bike is your friend? The first time you drop it and realize you didn't mess up the paint job but only added to it...well that, my friend, is priceless.
I'm currently in Sucre, Bolivia with just over 11k miles on the clock but will have closer to 14k by the time I get to Buenos Aires. If the timing is right, I'm also willing to sell in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia.
THE IMPORTANT PART!
The bike is mechanically solid. I haven't had any problems with the exception of altitude hiccups which were cured by an incredible and highly recommended mechanic I found on Horizons Unlimited out of Cuenca, Ecuador. The bike has been rejetted for altitude and even managed a 16,000 ft pass through the Andes, 2 up.
The bike is lowered a couple of inches...the first owner bought this bike in 08, set it up to be "Ready for anything" after going through a divorce, then decided he'd just get another wife and sold me the bike to his specifications. I had no idea it was lowered as I'd already been riding it comfortably for several thousand miles. I'm 6ft1 and its been perfect. You will soon appreciate not having to throw your leg so high over the seat. If you want it raised, I'm told its an easy adjustment, I've just never bothered.
Full service maintenance in San Antonio, Texas...San Miguel, El Salvador....Medellin, Colombia....Cuenca, Ecuador...Lima, Peru...and now in Sucre...I've taken care of this bike, just haven't washed it. I like attention but not from cops! New front brakes in Medellin plus a custom seat thats not only comfy but great for a passenger. Oil changed every 2k, chain cleaned and lubed regularly as well.
Unfortunately for me, fortunately for you, the bike has barely seen anything but pavement. Brand new Perelli tires in Ecuador, though the rear will probably need to be replaced in Buenos Aires.
I can't say enough how much I love this bike and how fun this trip has been. If whoever buys it is willing to leave the current I'm Sexy and I Know It paint job on and ride it back up to Texas, you can bet your ass I would buy the bike back, I just don't want to pay 2k to ship it.
Happy trails skid plate and engine guard.
Happy trails soft or hard luggage racks. I have soft bags but there are slots on it for hard cases to attach.
Nelson Rigg saddlebags + rain covers
Trunk Lock box, fits a laptop plus a bunch of clothes.
KLR softbags that run through custom mounting on the Trunk Lock Box (see pics) Plenty of storage!!!
The big thick owners manual that cost me 70 bucks but the bike has been so solid that I haven't taken it out even once the entire trip.
Custom seat, with raised passenger seat.
Aftermarket exhaust so its louder (and lighter) than most. Want to piss off every village you ever drive through? Take off the airbox lid and its insanely loud. I did this before rejetting the carb and it was so loud I had to wear earplugs.
Upgraded subframe bolts PLUS professionally welded extra aluminum to the rear to provide more support. All bolts were loc-tited back home and again in Medellin just to be sure
I can include all of my tools, riding gear, and spare tubes (I've never had a flat!) for an extra fee. I would even be happy to have the bike fully serviced in BA to make sure you can ride off into the sunset as soon as you get here while I curse you from my airplane seat home. Bike is registered in Texas.
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