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Offline agro69

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Air hawk
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:28:15 AM »
Hi all hope all are well im looking at purchasing an air hawk to put on my standard 08 1300 seat for a little xtra comfort
on those long rides. My question is are they as good as they claim to be.

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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
Many of us have been down the Airhawk path.....and most still look for more  :wink1

Its safe to say the Airhawk set up properly can add an extra hour or so to your comfort levels.

Most tend to move past the Airhawk to Sergent or Corbin seats....modification to their existing saddle locally or off to the gold standard of motorcycle seating in the Russell Day Long saddle.

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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 01:23:53 PM »
Seats are a constant source of discussion and opinion, and you need to find a confort solution that suits your bum and your riding style.

1.  A good quality sheepskin cover can make a significant difference, and I've been down that path
2.  Air Hawks are used by many riders, who reckon they are a great help.   I tried one and did not get on with it, as I didn't like the squishy feel.
3.  Information from Wombattle suggests that "BeadRider" can be pretty good.
4.  There are various after market seat modifiers/manufacturers, which have been mentioned ST2UP, and you might want to add MJM to the list.
5.  The gold standard seems to RusselDaylong, who custom make a seat to suit your weight, build and riding position.   I have gone to one of these, and it's a vast improvement over the OEM seat, but I still need a break after a around 300km, as knees, back and bum combine to force me out of the seat.

Good luck on your quest to find a soultion that suits you particular needs. 
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 07:45:45 PM »
 :hi Pete I tried lambs wool  but not to my liking got seat modified by met cruise in Dubbo $450.00 went to mackay from Mudgee in 2 days no problem would not be able to do on original seat
 
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 09:27:00 PM »
When I did my 3000km in 4 day trip I borrowed a members Airhawk which I put under  sheepskin rug which was roughly seat shaped on my ST1100 OEM seat..... and it made a shit tonne of difference for me ..... but this was my one and only experiment with something in ng b other than a standard seat...... basically anything is an improvement on the standard ..... it just depends on the distance/time factor, the cost factor, the stability factor and so many other factors.

For around town and rides of less than 2 hours duration my trusty sheep skin rug is more than adequate, for rides over that time I'm definitely looking at something.... anything else to help comfort my .... uncomfortableables .....   :o
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 07:10:34 PM »
My experience. I had the OEM foam reshaped to 'flatten' the seating position but this added to the firmness of the seat. I did this as I felt the seat was constantly pushing me into the tank. This happened before I learnt of the trick to bend the locating lugs at the rear of the riders seat, so that it sits in a lower step at the back. I'm sure this would have made a significant difference before I had it reshaped. I then had a custom made sheep skin cover made which felt great, but didn't add a great deal of time that I could spend in the saddle in one sitting. Subsequently, I bought an Airhawk and this has added to the time I can spend in the saddle, but it isn't perfect. I'm no FarRider or Iron Butt, but I do like to be comfortable while riding, and the Airhawk has suited me for what I do. Trick is not to 'over inflate'. Just have enough air in it so your bum doesn't make contact with the surface beneath. Having said all that, if you have the cash, the Russell Daylong appears to be the ultimate farkle as you never see one in the second hand market.  :whistle  Just sayin'.
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 09:45:19 AM »
I have an Airhawk under the sheepskin on both the seats on my ST13 and we love it.  Apart from looking better and holding the pad in place, putting it under the sheepie stops thieves walking away with it as happened to a mate when he left his bike under the Grafton Maccas.
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 01:43:34 PM »
I have an airhawk in the shed somewhere. It did make a difference but the seat upgrade by MJM in Goulburn was a big improvement. The Russel Daylong on Neils bike in the US was far and away the best seat for long days.
 
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Re: Air hawk
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 05:35:12 PM »
I used a airhawk for a number of years and found that it extended my riding time, so the long days on the bike much more enjoyable but since upgrading to a Sergeant seat I find I don't need it any more
But thumbs up to the airhawk they are a great product  :like
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