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Old 04-05-2014, 11:16 PM   #706
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A image of my SQUADRON is in this video from the 23-26 mark and somewhere else too

Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amVUEhUTAiY
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #707
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I can't get my head wrapped around why this lamp needs a dimmer. What is the reason for a dimmer? It's just something else in the electrical system to fail. In fact my whole system is converted to DC only for ease of diagnosing issues.

I've had mine for a year and a half. No dimmer for me. I want full power at all times. No problem with the law either. Works perfect for single track to freeway blasts.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #708
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I can't get my head wrapped around why this lamp needs a dimmer. What is the reason for a dimmer? It's just something else in the electrical system to fail. In fact my whole system is converted to DC only for ease of diagnosing issues.



I've had mine for a year and a half. No dimmer for me. I want full power at all times. No problem with the law either. Works perfect for single track to freeway blasts.

Because I don't want oncoming traffic to be experiencing flash blindness while heading my direction.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #709
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its about being considerate too
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:26 PM   #710
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Because I don't want oncoming traffic to be experiencing flash blindness while heading my direction.
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its about being considerate too
How about spending some time adjusting the headlamp instead. Not being a smart ass. I did exactly that.

I used my wife, mother, father, and random friends at night, at different distances facing me in low profile cars, and high profile SUV's and trucks. I spent a lot of time and effort to get the aim just right. I have yet for someone to flash back their high beams.

IMO, if you have to dim your lamp at oncoming traffic then the aim is way to high. I did a lot of testing to get a great compromise for singletrack to 80mph freeway rides.

Here is an example of mine. Keep in mind these are on hills and I'm stopped. When riding at pace it aims out farther. It was a lot more effort than going the "easy way" with a dimmer. But the results are well worth it.





Hard core singletrack:





It took me two good evenings of trimming, drilling, and tweaking the headlamp mask to get it just right.

Fine adjustments can be made with the screw below the light. IMO, a way better option than slapping on a dimmer switch.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #711
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dude, where'd you get the LED turn signal Cycra handguards? those are sweet!

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #712
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dude, where'd you get the LED turn signal Cycra handguards? those are sweet!

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Try this thread:
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #713
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NOTE TO BAJA DESIGNS: I too have a problem with the Squadron light touching my Rectifier (CDI) box in full left turn lock. (Read more below with photo's)
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I'm not sure if people still do it, but all the enduro racers used to relocate their CDIs to get more left hand steering lock-to-lock. This would kill two birds with one stone, no?
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:02 AM   #714
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Squadron XL-R dimming.

I have just received a squadron XL-R (thanks to Baja Designs) for making such an awesome light here in the USA and for great customer service!) as well as a skene dimming box, and I am looking for a way to make them work together...

According to the Skene site, I have just now learned, these two products are incompatible.

I would like to be able to dim my XL-R to less than 50%...

How can I do it???

Also, if I don't run the dimmer box- do I need to wire in a relay?



Thanks!

(edit : turns out the skene dimmer can be used - just disregard the control wire on the xl and follow the skene instructions included with dimmer)
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #715
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Hi all. Im new here as i just picked up my first ever ktm. Just installed the squadron xl and skene IQ-175A programmable dimmer onto my brand new 2014 500exc. This thread helped me figure out that the dangling red wire on the dimmer needed to go to any ignition controlled hot. Thanks guys for that info because the directions didn't mention that little necessity, and i began to lose my mind for awhile. But after I figured that out the light worked perfectly. Was able to program the low beam brightness super easy by just turning the key, waiting until the headlight flashed, then flipping on the highbeam quickly 3 times. Then flip the highbeam on and off to move up in brightness in 10% intervals. Once you see a low beam brightness you like, turn the ignition off. Super simple. Thanks Baja designs for an awesome product.

I also don't have any rubbing of the cdi. Using the adjustability in the brackets supplied I was able to aim my light properly and no bumping anything at full turn.
On a different note, there sure are a lot of wires floating around behind the front number plate. Lots

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:28 PM   #716
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I could PM you but might as well post here in case someone else is interested. I got my squadron light mounted on the ktm. I haven't ridden with it yet other then at dusk around the back yard. But I am thinking of getting the wide cornering kit pt#66-0001. So this will work with the pt#49-7051 light kit correct? I think it will work better then the spot light.

And now the big part. Through your website the lens is 25 bucks. Shipping to Alberta is 48 bucks?????????? Something is just a bit off there considering it could be mailed in a bubble envelope.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:33 PM   #717
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Oops. I scrolled down to see different rates. The cheapest is 15 bucks. Little closer. Can you send me a adv discount code I can enter or is the only way by calling in? The call might cost the same as the discount
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:08 AM   #718
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A pic of my 690 Enduro R 2011 with Squadron XL and mask for KTM 2014

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:31 AM   #719
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Oops. I scrolled down to see different rates. The cheapest is 15 bucks. Little closer. Can you send me a adv discount code I can enter or is the only way by calling in? The call might cost the same as the discount
The only way to receive the discount is to call in, and having me place the order directly. Let me know if you need any more information, thanks - Christian
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:36 PM   #720
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What's the deal on the new Squadron Sport?



How does it compare to the Squadron? Yes, it's cheaper and sits down the range, but it's also newer. Does it have newer tech? Is the real world performance much down on the Squadron? Which I now see is called Squadron Pro - that 12oz weight appeals on a dirt bike - the XL looks too big and heavy.

Looking at a pair of them to fit in a HDB fairing on a rallye-lite KTM 500 for general rough touring and a 3000km rallye later this year.
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