Love me some Airhawk

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by David Shapiro, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. David Shapiro

    David Shapiro Been here awhile

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    Finally got an Airhawk seat on my bike, for what is probably the last ride of the season. OMFG, did my ass thank me. That really annoying numb butt feeling that I would get after 45 minutes or so, just never happened. What a relief. Just wish I had put it on years ago.

    David
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  2. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    my ass likes mine as well.
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  3. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    well, your ass is thanking you, but have you noticed how your package is, now? no? you'll figure it out in a few more rides !:D

    its because the human body is made to take a bit more pressure in some points while sitting. But airhawk evens everything out. You end up with other kind of pains. You'll know.

    I basically still shift a lot, but the stingny pain after 400mi is gone, that I admit. just have to manage the time with and without the airhawk, if you can shove it in a luggage (which you likely have if you deserved an airhawk).

    Oh, dont ride in rain with it. Not that it does anything to it, but think about when the sun is back and you remove the rain gear... the seat is still wet.
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  4. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    I had an AirHawk2, which put pressure on the tackle... I used it after the 2nd fuel stop.. then swapped it out every fuel stop therafter... extended my day enormously.

    Now I have an Airhawk R.. this has a center channel with no air-pads... I'm between bikes at present so haven't tried it out yet to see how much it improves, but early next year I'll test it.

    Al...
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  5. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Turns a DR into a mega mile eater:deal

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  6. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Riding on dirt roads isn't fun either, it's like having someone punching you in the nuts continually - not QUITE hard enough to make you cry - but close.

    Of coarse, if that's your thing :huh you are good on all fronts.

    Pete
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  7. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    I bought a pair for me and the wife. We both hated them. I guess after a few decades of sitting on hard seats, we didn't like the difference. Luckily we found someone to buy them.
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  8. dddd

    dddd Been here awhile

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    I wonder if I can glue down a couple center cells to emulate that...With a seringe then patching the hole. ah these diy guys...
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  9. hugemoth

    hugemoth Long timer

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    The airhawk didn't suit my butt either. I need to be able to shift around in the seat to to put pressure on different areas, the airhawk makes that impossible.
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  10. watchmen

    watchmen Been here awhile

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    I loved my airhawk when I first got it. It greatly increased my riding capabilities. I had tried the walmart ATV cushion and a sheepskin in the past and neither really suited me. The airhawk made everything all better. It took awhile to get used to in the twisties and long downhill sections. If I was going to do that riding for awhile, I mostly took it off and put it back on when I was done. About half a year ago I got a custom seat made and I haven't used the airhawk since then. I found the custom seat and sheepskin was my favorite combo but it was around 600 dollars. For 100 dollars, I loved my airhawk and recommend it to anyone that isn't wanting to spend the money on a custom seat.
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  11. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    I use the hawk with the channel down the middle, I experimented a bit with the pressure until I found what worked for me and then I covered it with a custom made sheepskin cover, bliss. I can ride for hours with this arrangement.
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  12. Flashdog

    Flashdog Been here awhile

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    I've had two Airharks now. They are worth every dime to me.
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  13. AMSBIKER

    AMSBIKER Adventurer

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    Ditto for me, I only use it on long rides thou. Takes a bit of fiddling about to get it right. Main error is to have too much air in it.

    AB
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  14. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Grossly ugly but pretty effective IMO. Who cares how ugly they really are on a WeeStrom anyway?Take them off when you wash the bike. They trap water underneath like mad.
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  15. Blindstitch

    Blindstitch Supertanker Captain

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    I used the Airhawk for the test period and then returned it. On my Cx650 Custom it only extended the riding pleasure by maybe 30 minutes and then there was no more.

    I eventually bought a Gl650I Silverwing and used the airhawk for a week and found that I didn't need it. But since I took a train to pick up the bike and a 1000 mile ride home I used it since I didn't have a place to put it. The airhawk worked fine. Seemed like that whole trip I got caught in the rain. The good thing about the airhawk is you don't really get a wet behind. Water might pool up under you but you're not in contact. If the rain clears just wipe the seat down and keep going. Everything will air dry.

    It is a great product for those who need it. And the Air Hawk R might even be a better model with the extra room and no pressure on the package.
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  16. seevtsaab

    seevtsaab Been here awhile

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    Holy dead thread Batman!

    After about 5K miles of my Airhawk R on my Ducati Monster, I can say the tears have stopped. I've done up to 550 ass-hurt free miles in a day, which is plenty for me and my Monster.
    I don't move off the seat often, just need to be a bit more deliberate if I do.
    Not alot of pretty going on there. But touring on the Monster ain't about pretty.
    Except, pretty damn fun.
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