Airhawk R Seat Pad
Surprised how good this thing is...
I bought my the R pad for my Honda NC700. When I took it out of the box i was worried about the size but once installed it was a perfect fit. The NC700 has a notoriously bad seat and the after market companies are pretty pricey. This pad evened out the slope on the seat and provides significantly more comfort for long rides. It takes a little trial and error to get the amount of inflation correct, less really is more in this category, but once you get it dialed in you forget about it.
July 3, 2014
When you forget how comfortable you are is when you know it works!
Pricey yes, but the comfort and how much more I enjoy my bike is worth it to me. Excellent quality so I know it will last, I'll be able to use it with other bikes so that's a huge plus. Easy installation, backed by 60 day money back guarantee from the manufacturer!
July 2, 2014
Took awhile to get find my spot, but I love it now
They say you're only supposed to put a tiny amount of air in it (there should be a very thin layer of air between your butt and the seat), so that's what I did, and it just wasn't doing anything for me. I was getting pretty disappointed with it, so I said screw it: I'm going to use it just like a regular air mattress. I inflated it almost all the way full, with just enough extra room in there for the air to displace when I'm sitting on it. It was like night and day! I was able to ride 12 hours straight on my trip from Austin back home. I'm probably not using it quite right, but it works for me, so I'm going to keep using it this way. Hopefully it doesn't blow out on me while I'm riding!
June 26, 2014
I used to have lower back issues and once in awhile sciatic nerve pain. I ride a lot ( 55k since 5/2010 ), the air hawk pillow allowed to keep riding, and honestly I have no pain. Keep in mind, once you are used to it, riding without is "not pleasant". my 1st pillow lasted almost 4 years, but I ride all year long.
June 22, 2014
This saves Butts
At first I thought, I'm going to have to send this back. I was wrong. After making many rides and adjustments I finally got it set right. First I had too much air in it. Second I had it too far back on the seat. Of coarse it will depend on you. Your adjustments may differ from mine, but don't give up. Keep test riding and change it up, you'll find your sweet spot. I'm happy with it now and so is my Butt.
June 16, 2014
Does the job very well, but...
I'd probably give this product five stars if it wasn't so expensive. It's very comfortable on a long trip once you get the right air pressure dialed in correctly. I've had hip surgery and this helped me remain in the saddle with less stops. Perhaps the greatest benefit is the air flow between you and the seat which makes the ride much more comfortable sitting on top of an air cooled V-twin 103. Overall, a great product, but a bit expensive for what it really is. However, it's much cheaper than a custom seat. If you're considering the cheaper version AirHawk, don't waste your money. I bought one for my wife and will be returning it. She ended up preferring to ride on the seat instead.
June 9, 2014
Long trips wouldn't be possible without it
I'm probably just a baby but my rear end gets really sore really quickly. I wouldn't be able to really do long trips without this seat. It does it job well and certainly makes long rides a great deal more comfortable.
It's not perfect though, it doesn't grip my seat all that well so it moves more than I'd like it to and I should probably find a better way to install it as the straps it came with like to move as well. These issues are pretty minor and I could probably resolve them with a little more time.
May 21, 2014
Bought this for my '14 FJR1300 and used it for recent 2500mile trip including a couple of 800+ mile days. Once I found the sweet spot with the inflation level this seat felt great. It would be an exaggeration to say 800 miles with zero pain in the rear, but truly I spent only a few minutes every couple hundred miles off the bike and felt great at the end of the day.
Perfect fit for the bike, on and off is easy so you can take it off for a night in the hotel if you choose, makes for a nice dry seat the next morning if you do.
Its not cheap but you get a well made product that is considerably less expensive than a new or custom seat.
April 21, 2014