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Old 04-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by The Breeze View Post
Hi Chabon,

Great Ride Report I've been wanting to do the same trip for a couple of years now.

I'm trying to decide between taking my DR650 or the WR250R. I think the WR would be best, but I'm concerned about fuel (i.e., hard to get 91 octane). How did the WR's do on lower octane...any issues?? If they are having issues (pinging, etc.), I'll take the DR....since it'll run on anything But, I'd prefer the WR due to it's weight, etc. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the highjack, but your input would really help.

Great writing/pix by the way!!!
The WR would be more fun on the rougher sections, but then Mike had no problem with his KLR650, and I mainly had problems due to my experience level.

All Pemex's had 91 octane, maybe the other guys can chime in about fuel, they might have had to go with lower octane one time???
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