Airhawk R Seat Pad
Don't waste your money
You shouldn't go to the grocery store when you're starving. You'll buy stuff you don't need. When your butt's tired or sore after a long ride, you shouldn't shop for seat accessories that make big promises they can't meet! I have tried every possible inflation level from nearly none to too much, and it makes no difference. I keep returning to my stock seat for a more comfortable ride. On top of not delivering the comfort promised, the front attachment strap came loose after the first time I rode with it. This product is expensive and doesn't deliver. Save your $$.
March 24, 2014
Makes the long haul much easier
Took a little getting used to but after a while I didn’t even know it was there and it definitely makes a long ride easier on the backside. If some discomfort started settling in, all I had to do was shift my weight a little and the air moved in bladder and changed the pressure points. Easy to install and remove and fit perfectly on my FJR1300 seat. I would definitely recommend this to other riders.
December 19, 2013
Needs some tweaking but works well
I purchased the Airhawk for my new GSW. I can only ride comfortably on the stock seat for a couple of hours. The comfort level and ridding time were most definitely increased. It does take a while and some patients to get the adjustment correct but since this is not my first Airhawk, I knew that.
October 14, 2013
I was having issues with pain after 40 miles on my 2004 BMW R1150RT
Bought this and rode 548 miles in one day, with minimal discomfort.
What a difference.
October 7, 2013
Oh my no longer aching A##
I bought this because the saddle on my BMW R1200RT gets a bit hard over a long ride. Prior to this, my longest ride before the soreness became unbearable was around 6 hours. I did an 11.5 hour ride from Gettysburg, PA, to Deals Gap NC in July using this product, and while I think everyone will be a bit sore after that one, it was definitely a HUGE benefit to have the Airhawk R.
You do have to work to adjust the inflation to the "right" level for you. That did take a bit of adjustment/experimentation to get right.
October 7, 2013
At the risk of giving TMI, I got prostatitis from riding on rough roads on the OE seat with a taxi driver style bead seat pad. I am hoping this will prevent the problem form recurring. After 5-600 miles on this I am still unsure if I like it. It has taken some time to adjust the air level to an inflation that works and also to find where best to place it on the seat. It still feels a little odd with air shifting around down there. That said, no numbness in the butt cheeks and so far no prostate issues. Time will tell.
October 6, 2013
This product can greatly enhance your comfort with a stock seat if you take the time for proper setup.
I am using the Airhawk R with a Stock "Gel" seat on a Triumph Tiger 1050. This seat is already comfortable for approximately 2.5-3 hours before you could use a break. I've ridden 1055 miles in a day with the stock seat. The Airhawk makes it all day comfortable with very little pain/irritation.
The key is setting up the air pressure properly. I overinflated the first three attempts and it was uncomfortable. The feel was sort of like sitting on a small beach ball. You would roll around the seat and forward in braking, obviously not enjoyable. What made it very comfortable was deflating to the point of looking at the cover and thinking "no way that's flat". Then sitting on it and being suspended maybe a 1/4 to 1/3" above the seat. This prevents the "rolling about" feeling and makes for a very comfortable cover that eliminates pressure points. If you bought this, or are trying it be sure to take the time to get it set right for you (it will vary for everyone). It's worth the 3-4 tries to get it right.
This would save you a lot of money on a custom aftermarket seat. I use a KingofFleece waterproof cover for mine as well. (Revzilla, you should carry this awesome product btw!)
September 17, 2013
Look for a better alternative!
Definitely not worth the money. Don't listen to the comments when they say that you must have to much air in it if it is not comfortable. I tried it a hundred different ways and never found it to be much more comfortable than my seat alone!
Save your money! Don't buy this product.
September 2, 2013