Motorcycle Output Charts
Listed are the manufacturers of bikes that we provide information on.
Click through and find out details on your bike’s charging system.
Can you add a headlight to a dirt bike?
Your motorcycle will need to have enough power to run our Baja Designs lights. You will also need to know which power output your motorcycle has, A/C or D/C power. All Baja Designs lights require D/C power to work. Motorcycles use what is called a stator to produce electrical power. A stator is made up of a steel core with coils of copper wire wrapped around it and wires connecting to the electrical system and a magnet (usually called a flywheel) spinning near it to generate the electrical current. This power is used to run the motorcycle’s electrical system as the stator generates A/C current. To run our lights, which needs D/C power, you will need a regulator/rectifier to convert the A/C power from your stator to D/C and depending on the motorcycle, a stator rewind to deliver more power to run our lights.
Most modern motorcycles that use a battery and EFI will not need a regulator/rectifier to run our lights, as those systems already produce D/C power to charge the battery.
Reference our motorcycle output charts above to make sure your motorcycle will be able to power our lights.
Learn more about our AC/DC Converter
The AC/DC Converter from Baja Designs allows you to easily run LED lighting off your dirt bike’s stock electrical system. For years, running high-performance auxiliary lights required a stator rewind, aftermarket stator, new regulator/rectifier, and wiring harness which increases the cost and complexity of adding performance lighting to any dirt bike.
We offer universal and brand-specific versions that can be paired with a Baja Designs headlight. It installs between the stock wiring harness and a Baja Designs auxiliary light, providing immediate performance gains. Regardless of your motor’s RPM level, the output of your Baja Designs light will stay consistent and will be way brighter than the stock light you started with.
Compatible Products: S2 Pro Series, Squadron Sport, Squadron Pro, XL Sport, XL Sport, XL Pro.