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Old 06-29-2013, 03:03 AM   #16
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Thanks for sharing the pics guys looks nice on the crash bars

Those mounts come in two different sizes and are now included in our standard Squadron adventure bike kit.
http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497083

let me know if you have any questions and don't forget adv members get 10% off

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This will be my first "extra" thing added to the new bike! I just looked over the various options and like that you have the flood, spot, driving, and lenses too. Nice stuff.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #17
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Baja Dimmer

I would like to melt Bambi's eyes as well as having the dimmer option. Tell me about dimmers (who makes and where to get) are easiest to fit into the wiring scheme and what kind of wiring solutions are you using? The Baja Design products are killer but I have been hesitant because of the fear of accidental meltage of human eyes and a general hesitance to mess with wiring on my 06 GS.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:42 AM   #18
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Baja has a dimmer box. It mounts very easily and I tapped into my high beam to trigger full bright.

It's a wireless which at first bugged me but now it's cool. I set my dim level and put the remote away with my tools. Dim normal, full on high beams.

Clearwater has a nice adjustable dimmer but its out in the elements. My friend has it and I was at first jealous but it has died on him 2x. To be fair, mine died one time. Both vendors have new, improved models now.

I mounted mine with dual lock on the GSA tank lobe, left side. It's completely out of view.

Oh, it came with a relay but since I've got my lights wired to a TT canbus helper that has a relay already, I cut that part out of the harness.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #19
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whats the retail price?
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #20
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whats the retail price?
Retail price is $659.95 and adv member pricing is $593.95
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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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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Old 07-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #22
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Is there a kit for the 2013 water cooled GS?
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #23
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Is there a kit for the 2013 water cooled GS?
For the 1200 GS?
Here's the GS kit
http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497033
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #24
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I reviewed the mounting instructions at that link and they were for a prior year GS. The 2013 is a complete re-design, and the place where your mounts go (up by the side of the windscreen and turn signal on the old bike) is different on the new one. Your mount uses two bolts to attach, but the new bike has only one in that location now. So - and I could be way off here - it does not appear to me that your GS kit would work on the 2013 R1200GSW. Would be glad to learn otherwise.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #25
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I took a couple of pictures with my Iphone last night of the beam pattern of the Squadron lights. There are A couple of things to note about these pictures.

1-It was taken with a crummy IPhone camera
2-The bike was parked off the road on the shoulder so you don't get a true picture of what it would be like riding down the road
3-The lights aren't 100% adjusted correctly. Proper adjustment is very critical to achieve the best performance from the lights.

I'll fix all three of these issues and try and get a better picture within a few days.

I will say these things impress me. I am a bit of a light geek and these things put out a very usable light pattern.

Stock high beam


Stock high beam with Baja Designs Squadrons
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #26
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I reviewed the mounting instructions at that link and they were for a prior year GS. The 2013 is a complete re-design, and the place where your mounts go (up by the side of the windscreen and turn signal on the old bike) is different on the new one. Your mount uses two bolts to attach, but the new bike has only one in that location now. So - and I could be way off here - it does not appear to me that your GS kit would work on the 2013 R1200GSW. Would be glad to learn otherwise.
If you have a crash bar you could mount them using the kit I used for my '13 GSA. The 1" bar mounting clamp is a nice piece of kit.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497083

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #27
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I reviewed the mounting instructions at that link and they were for a prior year GS. The 2013 is a complete re-design, and the place where your mounts go (up by the side of the windscreen and turn signal on the old bike) is different on the new one. Your mount uses two bolts to attach, but the new bike has only one in that location now. So - and I could be way off here - it does not appear to me that your GS kit would work on the 2013 R1200GSW. Would be glad to learn otherwise.
Unfortunately it does look like the 2013 is to different to work with the brackets at this time. But the crash bar mounts are a good option like JM did
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #28
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Unfortunately it does look like the 2013 is to different to work with the brackets at this time. But the crash bar mounts are a good option like JM did
Yes, I think crash bar mounting could work. The issue I see there, though, is that some brands of crash bars must be removed when valve clearance inspection is required, so this might mean having to disconnect the lights as well, and depending on how precisely the crash bars align, re-aiming. I also want to be sure that I do not block air flow to the radiators. For those reasons, I prefer a mounting solution that is not dependent on any other accessory. Sure, the interval on the GS-W is 12k miles, but whenever I can, I like to set things up to avoid extra effort down the line.

From all appearances, you make an excellent product, and there a re loads of GSs out there that your "close to turn signal" mounts will fit. I will certainly take a close look again, should you develop a mounting solution for the new boxers.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #29
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For the 1200 GS?
Here's the GS kit
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Email sent...hope you can help with some troubleshooting.

Oh....and when I get these puppies running, I'll post pics too!
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #30
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DRIVING Light Mounting

For driving lights, you want to mount them as high as possible. For example, take a flashlight outside at night and look how far the light is thrown at varying heights. In the case of driving lights, we're using them at speed and they're much brighter than any flashlight. As little as four inches in mounting position will make a material difference in down the road performance.

In the case of running lights or fog lights, you want them as low as possible to improve visibility to cagers (the aforementioned triangulation) and to get light under the fog layer. I've had good results with mounting fogs on the forks. Engine crash bars would be a good location optically but the vibration tends to be hard on lights with filaments. LEDs would probably be OK though.

Driving lights washing out turn signals is a non-issue; If the lights are on, there's nobody in front of you to see the turn signal.
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