Airhawk R Seat Pad
The stock seat on my BMW is often referred to as a "Teutonic Torture Device." I can maybe do 4-hours before I just want to get home. I brought the Airhawk on a 9-day, 2800-mile journey and it simply wouldn't be possible without it. The last day of my trip, I did 475 miles over 12 hours. My neck hurt way more than my butt. You do have to fiddle with it to get the right inflation. It should be inflated just enough to lift you about 1/4 inch from the seat. Too much and it will start to push you in areas you don't want pushed. It's a little strange to have air between you and the bike - you don't have the feeling of control in the twisties that you would without it. But it is easy to take on and off. Air does flow into it and it really does help with monkey-butt. It 'aint cheap but it really works.
August 6, 2014
softens the ride for the duration
Great product. The seat has been a comfort on any length of ride. Initially tried it out on a 3,800 mile jaunt through heat, wind, snow and rain. Never got sore or uncomfortable on trip. As suggested, don't over inflate. My wife decided to try it on our harley electra glide passenger seat. She won't give it up. Need to order her one that fits her seat to get mine back.
August 1, 2014
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