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Old 04-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #72
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Location: Rockford Wa
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Originally Posted by The Breeze View Post

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.

Premium (Rojo) gas was available in the larger towns for the most part. I did run several tanks of regular in my WR. I couldn't tell the difference between the two. No pinging or issues.

Also had a DR650, which is simple, reliable, and a great Mexico bike.

Between the two I prefer the WR. Better suspension, lighter, and more fun offroad. Can also run 70 down the highway.

Hope this helps.
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