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Old 04-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Baja Designs Squadron LEDs

Has anyone got / tried or seen these lights?

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497063

Really interested in buying a pair, had their double racing Flood / Spot before on a previous bike

I know they're 'kin expensive but i believe you get what you pay for.

Any observations experiences would be great

Thanks

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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I have one on the little bike...

And two on the big bike...

Love 'em. Yeah they're expensive, but when you switch them on you forget all about the price.

True story: Riding in Death Valley at night (on pavement), I was the last to fill my tank and hung back for a few minutes. Then got on it to catch the rest in my group... and then that lead to a pass at speed (none of them had anything worth while for lights). I was not outrunning the lights even at triple digit speeds. Back at camp... they all commented that when my lights first came up behind them, they could not believe that our chase truck was going so fast (our chase truck has seven big HIDs on the front). Yeah, they are that bright.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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I have one on the little bike...

And two on the big bike...

Love 'em. Yeah they're expensive, but when you switch them on you forget all about the price.

True story: Riding in Death Valley at night (on pavement), I was the last to fill my tank and hung back for a few minutes. Then got on it to catch the rest in my group... and then that lead to a pass at speed (none of them had anything worth while for lights). I was not outrunning the lights even at triple digit speeds. Back at camp... they all commented that when my lights first came up behind them, they could not believe that our chase truck was going so fast (our chase truck has seven big HIDs on the front). Yeah, they are that bright.

Any pics of them mounted? Link to BD website was I believe for a 950 specific kit but there were no pics of it mounted.

Also, is rock damage an issue? Or is there some form of replaceable lens protection in the kit?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Got a pic of where they mount up? Does it mess with a high fender?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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I've got one on my 500. Stupid bright.

Baja Designs Squadron head light





It plugs right into the stock light plug on the (already DC) 500, so it's super simple to add. Any time I have to jump on the road with it, I get flashed immediatly and my friends hate riding in front of me. The reflection from street signs is almost annoying. Anyway, there is a dimmer switch that I just ordered. If you're gonna ride at all on the road with it, get it.
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I used this on the big bike. I think it is designed for a low fender Adventure... but I modified it a bit and it seems to work perfectly with the high fender.




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Old 04-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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thats done it for me

thanks for your feedback and pics

Decision made ordered!

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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I've got one on my 500. Stupid bright.

Baja Designs Squadron head light





It plugs right into the stock light plug on the (already DC) 500, so it's super simple to add. Any time I have to jump on the road with it, I get flashed immediatly and my friends hate riding in front of me. The reflection from street signs is almost annoying. Anyway, there is a dimmer switch that I just ordered. If you're gonna ride at all on the road with it, get it.
Let us know how the dimmer works out on 500 please....
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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If you were to get them individually, which beam pattern would you chose? Are the driving lights the best option if you were only going to have 2?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Let us know how the dimmer works out on 500 please....
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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I have a pair of squadrons , a wide cornering on top that is on a dimmer (for use in traffic). A spot squadron on the bottom, and the onx (spot-version) below the squadrons.

When I hit hi beam, all the lights fire up at 100% output.

They work.....Well!!!


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Old 04-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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if you are thinking of going LED - I would look at the RIGID products.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:24 AM   #13
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Wow nice looking set up!

i bet thats seriously bright
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:45 AM   #14
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I have a pair of squadrons , a wide cornering on top that is on a dimmer (for use in traffic). A spot squadron on the bottom, and the onx (spot-version) below the squadrons.

When I hit hi beam, all the lights fire up at 100% output.

They work.....Well!!!

Do have details on this light and fairing build up ?

Looks excellent!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #15
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Do have details on this light and fairing build up ?

Looks excellent!

Ditto
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