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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-29-2019, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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ARE THESE AIRHAWK CUSHIONS ANY GOOD FOR TOURING ??? Seems like a cheap fix to a poor seat..
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I have yet to try one. Friend tried one as a fix for his uncomfortable MT09 seat. He wouldn’t ride with it. Even almost fully deflated, he felt it raised him up too high and was bouncy. They sure seem like they should work.

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My first bike, after not riding for 35 years was an FZX700 and I couldn't find an aftermarket seat for it, so I bought an Air Hawk. You have to let almost ALL the air out of the Air Hawk, most people put way too much air in them. It was NOT like a custom FJR seat, but it was 300 percent better than the stock seat, in my case. I always worried that it would be stolen, or fly off if I stood up while riding. {It has just a couple of small straps that go under the seats to hold it on}.
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I tried one. Waist of $100+ that I could have used to buy a RDL sooner.
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I tried one once. Waste of money. Sold it for a loss. Other's like them. It's like upgraded seats. Some folks like Russel, some like Corbin, some like Sargent, etc.
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I have friends that run them that swear by them. I tried one and it didn't do much for me so I sold it. Also tried a gell pad and that made me feel disconnected to the bike while riding in curves. Kind of like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich where one slice of bread slides one way and the other slice of bread slides the opposite way. My brother loves his gel pad. Go figure. My gel pad has been hanging around in the garage off the bike for years now lol.
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I have friends that run them that swear by them. I tried one and it didn't do much for me so I sold it. Also tried a gell pad and that made me feel disconnected to the bike while riding in curves. Kind of like a peanut butter sandwich where one slice of bread slides one way and the other slice of bread slides the opposite way. My brother loves his gel pad. Go figure. My gel pad has been hanging around in the garage off the bike for years now lol.
I agree with Ferret and others. I have one in the garage for a couple years now, I tried it and didn't like the "non-planted" feeling with my seat. Perfect example Ferret gave with the PB&J sandwich. I often tried to figure how to describe the feeling I got from the Air Hawk, that was perfect. I guess I move around on my seat more than I think, so, when I'm on the seat, I need to feel the bike under me. The Air Hawk didn't allow that feeling. And as stated, the seat is all about you! Others do swear by them and use them all the rides, in my case, I swore at it, LOL. I bought a RDL and never looked back, literally.

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Got mine attached to the FJR. Helps a little with back pain but really just a quick fix until you can buy an after market seat or take seat to an upholster who can shape the seat for you.


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I have an air hawk and use it on longer trips when discomfort is on the verge of setting in. I feel it is a longer distance tool. I have never had it on the bike for rides under 500-600 km and never while riding roads where I was moving around on the bike.
Using to much air will make you feel you are on a water bed, not a great feeling when riding.
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philharmonic is correct. I got one when i owned a harley. They are not to make the seat softer, they are made to form to the shape on your butt. Sit on it and unscrew the cap and let most of the air out until it forms to the shape of your butt. I was always having to tug at it because it kept slipping to the back of the seat. It fixed my problem but I bit the bullet and got a RDL for my FJR. Best move I ever made.
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