Baja Designs Squadron LEDs

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jameslawson, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Here is how I did mine. I had a mounting bracket from a wrecked 8" race light I adapted to the squadron. I had the first version before they offered the KTM mask.

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    This pulls the mask a bit further from the triple giving you more room for the wiring and the speedo, plus it makes the light more adjustable for aiming.


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    The white box is the dimmer.

    BD eventually sent me the KTM mask:
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  2. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    That's gotta be the smallest Super Enduro I've ever seen!:lol3

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  3. Baja Designs

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    Hey Everyone,
    We need your help with pictures and lots of them! The Baja Designs marketing team is in need of your best adventure bike pictures utilizing Baja Designs LED lights. We have been searching the forums and ADV rider always has the greatest adventure photos imaginable. If you guys could please provide your favorite photos in high-res, the BD team would really appreciate it. All photography chosen by Baja Designs will be awarded a 20% discount and t-shirt. Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing your awesome pictures!

    Please email to mike@bajadesigns.com

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  4. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    I have Rigids on my 990 and love them. They are interlocked with my stock high beam.

    When I'm fully lit with both aux lights and the high beam (not "Jim Beam"), it's like day time.

    The issue, however, is once my eyes have adjusted to the elevated light level and then have to switch to low beam because of oncoming traffic, my night vision at the low beam light level leaves much to be desired.

    So, be mindful of throwing too much light on high beam if you also need to run on low beam.

    I also like having the Rigids mounted on the lower triple clamp so they turn with the wheel while the stock headlight stays fixed. This is particularly useful on very twisty back country roads. More protected too with less risk of damage to the fairings in the event of tip-over.

    The Squadrons look nice, but very pricey until one considers the wiring harness, relays and switch are included. If they threw in a Skeen control, then that would be compelling.
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  5. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Send an email to Baja Designs, mike@bajadesigns.com (the one shown in his sig line). He will help you get the right set-up/configuration, and your advrider discount as well.

    As an fyi, during the website check-out process you can specify your preferences in the comments section after you register your info...
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  6. Baja Designs

    Baja Designs 8004225292x114 - Call for ADV discount!

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    We can put the Adventure bike together with whichever beam pattern you prefer. Most guys run two driving combo patterns
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  7. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Any news on squadron upgrade?

    I have one of the first ones to come out.

    I note the dimmer has also changed?

    Also what is the diff between squadron and xlr squadron?

    Finally do you sell a lens protector?
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  8. Baja Designs

    Baja Designs 8004225292x114 - Call for ADV discount!

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    We have upgraded the original Squadron with new LED's to boost the lumen count from 3600 to 4300. In addition to the new LED's, we now include a new technology called MoistureBlock, which prevents water from traveling through the power-cord and into the light, regardless if you use our connector or cut it off to use another. And yes we have switch to the a Skene dimmerbox, which is much more durable and reliable than our original dimmerbox. Hope this information helps and thanks again for the question- Christian
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  9. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    What's the diff between the squadron and squadron xlr?

    Do you sell covers to protect from being smashed by rocks?
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    My apologies, the main difference between the Squadron XL and XL-R and the original Squadron are the reflectors. The Squadron XL and XL-R are high-speed LED which allows, with the help from a larger high-speed reflector, a longer beam of light than the original Squadron. The R in XL-R just stands for the round bezel on the front of the light. And we do not offer a rock guard for the Squadron LED. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.- Christian
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  11. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    That's cool thanks Christian
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  12. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Is the overall size the same on all the squadrons?
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    Baja Designs 8004225292x114 - Call for ADV discount!

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    The Squadron XL and XL-R are the same size, besides the front bezels. The original Squadron is 3 times smaller than the XL and XL-R. Here are some side by side photos of the two Squadrons:
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    Let me know if you have anymore questions, thanks for your interest in our products- Christian
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  14. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Wholly shit the small squadron is tiny!!!!!
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  15. Bad_Weather

    Bad_Weather Adventurer

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    I'm looking at the 8" ONX to mount under the headlight of my 990 is that the best light choice ? Or would I be better off with two SII's?

    Also couldn't find dimensions for the ONX (height x depth)

    Thanks.......
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    What year model your 990? And here is the dimensions for the Onx 8'' Lightbar
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    thanks for the question- Christian
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  17. Bad_Weather

    Bad_Weather Adventurer

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    2011 990 R

    At 4.2" it doesn't look like its going to tuck in above the fender/ below the headlight very well.
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  18. KTMbageera

    KTMbageera Adventurer

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    I am following your thread with BD. I have a 09' 990R. The ONX fit great between the OEM headlight and my high fender. Not a lot of extra room, but it works fine.

    I fabricated the rock guard out of a JBL speaker grille.
    My next project is to make a windscreen or buy one from Rade and install 2 Squadrons to replace the OEM headlight unit.

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  19. Bad_Weather

    Bad_Weather Adventurer

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    Thanks bageera, that's pretty much the setup i was looking for.
    Although I might use pioneer speaker grilles :D
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  20. Bad_Weather

    Bad_Weather Adventurer

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    Thanks bageera, that's pretty much the setup i was looking for.
    Although I might use pioneer speaker grilles :D
    And 2 squadrons ?????, that's a lot of light, go big or go home !

    I'm hoping that's with the onyx I won't have to mess with the oem headlight
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