New Baja Designs Squadron LED Motorcycle Light

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Baja Diego, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Baja Designs

    Baja Designs Baja Designs

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    Thanks for the support :D
  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Congrats on the high honors in the latest issue of Overland Journal!!! :clap:clap
  3. Baja Designs

    Baja Designs Baja Designs

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    Thanks travel toad can't wait to see the issue and once they finish the light bar test :D
  4. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Ok, so I'm lazy. This is cut and pasted from another thread. It's my night ride from the other night:

    Well here are some pics of the Squadron. Pictures do no justice. This light is freaking amazing! When used with the Double Strykr helmet light it blazes the trail.

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    Squadron and Double Strykr compared to a halogen on DRZ
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    Single track Squadron
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    Single track Squadron and Double Strykr
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    Random pics
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    And lets not forget my close call with a tree next to the side of the mountain!
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    Keep in mind it was a cloud cover and pitch black the other night. Another thing to remember is proper aiming of the Squadron is the key. I had a hell of a time getting it to aim just right.

    To make it easier for the next guy here is what you do: install the light with the two bottom bolts removed. Tilt at your liking. Mine is setup the old school way. Took a measurement from ground to center of light. Go against a wall, make a mark 2" lower than your first measurement, bring the lamp back 17 feet or so from the wall. Top of beam "circle" should be just below, even or higher than the mark on the wall. Test ride and adjust to your preference.


    I actually trimmed back the mask "ears" and got the lamp closer with plenty of clearance from wires etc:
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    Don't laugh too hard about the bags. I have a bag everywhere I could fit one including a 6 liter "tree hugger" collapsible fuel cell. My Beta is a fully self contained adventure bike.
  5. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Thanks Baja Designs... now the riding day does not end at night.

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    LED vs HID...
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  6. Baja Designs

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    Looking good :D
  7. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Is there a kit that goes on the KTM 690? Is it a complete mask replacement or does it bolt in where your OEM headlight goes? Does it connect to the existing wiring and does it give you hi/lo beam using your OEM switch or are there some other steps required to get this set up? I gather you can adjust the power on low beam to make it street legal(ish)??
  8. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    HOLY CRAP!

    It is absolutely amazing to now have light that I am not outriding... at over 100mph!

    The Squadrons are absolutely amazing.

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  9. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    I seem to have lost one of the little bolts that holds the left Squadron light in place on the mounting bracket. Are these little bolts BD specific, or can I pick one up at the local hardware store?

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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Is that a really big bike... or a really small trail?
  11. Baja Designs

    Baja Designs Baja Designs

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    You can pick the hardware up at your local store just make sure thread matches as well
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    Baja Designs Baja Designs

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    Thanks for the support guys much appreciated
    Glad your loving the lights. Have fun riding :evil
  13. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    What fork clamp solutions can you guys think of to attach two Baja Design Squadron's to my bike?

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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Can you show us how you mounted those squadrons on the SE?
  15. dirtdiver

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    I want to know how to mount too!!
  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    I was given a bracket... from a 950/990 Adv that I modified to fit the SE. It bolts between the fender and the lower triple. I will try to get some close up photos tomorrow.
  17. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Who makes that bracket? There is a sticker on it.
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    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Yes, yes... but I have to get to the sticker. I will find the brand tonight.
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    dirtdiver Long timer

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    thanks. I saw something over at blackdog that fits between the lower triple clamp and the fender. $80 aluminum waterjet bracket out of .25" plate.

    It does not seem like those little screws would have the strength to hold a light.

    I would still be interested in some pics.
  20. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Yeah, I looked last night. I will have to pull the fender to get the brand or get any pics. I will do that this weekend.