Airhawk R Seat Pad
Very disappointed in this product!!!!!!!!!
I purchased this product after reading the reviews and based on recommendations from friends. I used it one way from GA to PA. For a total of 700 miles. I followed the directions did exactly as stated. My tailbone and butt hurt after the 1st hundred miles. As I continued to ride I noticed that due to the heat outside and heat from the motorcycle would cause the air inside to expand to a point I was sitting on the Airhawk firmly and about 3 inches higher. To make adjstments I would have to use one hand and let air out. Only for it to expand again. I even let all the air out so it was flat and it would expand. It did not make a difference in the distance of the ride and it did not make the ride more comfortable. Definiately a waste of $170. I should of just used that towards another more comfortable seat.
July 29, 2014
Eliminated all my back pain
I'd get lower back pain (tailbone) after riding my cruiser for just 25 miles, and I was looking for a solution a lot less expensive than a custom or high-end seat. The AirHawk did the trick. I can ride as long as I'm willing with no pain, and the cushioning really takes the bite out of unexpected road humps, etc. Lots of room for personal adjustment given the adjustable air cushion level and several positioning options for the seat. I was not disappointed - this product works for me!
July 28, 2014
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