Jan Weitner riding his XT from Terra del Fuego to Vancouver

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  • Henk Biesheuvel (The good guys (my…): Tsejus Jan, wat een reis man!! Ik denk, die zit nog lekker bij Exxon… Geen idee of je …
  • Ab en Toos Claase… (Angels in Mexico): Hallo Jan, Als iemand verre reizen doet dan kan hij veel verhalen. We zijn blij dat je…
  • Edward Galarza (Angels in Mexico): Hi Jan, did you remember me? I’m the guy that you konw in Panama, we meet in the aripo…
  • Anouk (Angels in Mexico): Welcome home !!!
  • thijs ter Hart (Angels in Mexico): Jan, Wel erg gaaf wat je aan het doen bent, respect! Succes, plezier en tot…Later …
  • Paul (Angels in Mexico): Yo Jan keel, hoe maak je het thans. Reis klaar? Ik zelf ben in LIma (Flying Dog hostal…
  • Anouk (Angels in Mexico): He laserman! Hoe is ie? Lukt het een beetje daar?? Ben benieuwd!! Maar ik denk tot sne…

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Day of the embassies

How many embassies can you visit in one morning? I counted 6. I was lucky they were all located in the same area in The Hague. My target was to get a clear picture on all the document / customs requirements for the border crossings with a motorcycle. It started with Colombia...

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The Equipment and the pilot

Let's talk about The Machine for a moment. Born in 1986. I am the owner since September 2006. Pretty sure we will become good mates. As long as we keep our noses in the same direction. Hardly any electricity on board, which should prevent mysterious electricity short circuits or voltage dividers that suddenly catch fire. Instead of these problems there is only a kick-start. A kick resulting in a running engine. Life is not always perfect. The more often you kick it the better it starts but I do think about that morning in Patagonia, kick kick kick and a coffee or two.





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The preparation

What kind of motorcycle do you take to travel from Fireland to Canada? Some people seem to know a simple answer: a Yamaha XT600. In my case it became one from 1986 with an unknown history. A general good condition with 32.000 km on the ODO meter and an engine case that was never opened. My lack of motorcycle knowledge was compensated by the King of Streetbikes - Maarten from McMotor. He knows how to talk to engines and makes sure they listen. He was not afraid to teach me how to put my XT into pieces and rebuilt it in a short timeframe.

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From Buenos Aires to Vancouver via Fireland


First tango November 28, 2006

Buenos Aires - Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas - Santiago
Santiago - La Paz
La Paz - Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu - Lima
Lima - Quito
Quito - Bogota

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The good guys (my sponsors)

I want to say THANK YOU to these guys and companies who helpt me to get this thing on the road

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