Airhawk Seat Pad
I can't say enough good things
I love my Airhawk. I think it generally adds about 25% to my travel day. I had my last Airhawk for almost 10 years in all types of conditions and it always kept me comfortable.
April 14, 2014
This is everything I read; odd, disassociated from bike, etc. it is for slab use, IMO, and when you arrive at the _________(insert your fav carve here, the Dragon, Canyon, Skyline Dr, etc) you then remove, deflate, and stick in a bag/box, even tank bag. Then, after carving and shredding, breathe into it, whack it on the seat, and slab home.
March 16, 2014
Very good product
The Airhawk simply works. Its well made, lasts for years (my old one lasted over 6 years), and easily moves from bike to bike.
December 16, 2013
Airhawk Seat Pad
I've been using an Airhawk Seat Pad for several years now. I got an new one cause i needed the medium cruiser for my R1200GS. It installed without issue and just added the small amount of air required. I used this on my recent 2600 mile trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and it made all the difference in my comfort and lack of back pain which sometimes plagues my riding. I have also owned a small cruiser pad for my older F650GS twin and used that for an period of time with similar results. I took a motorcycle tour of the alps and threw the Airhwawk seat pad into my luggage and used it for a week there. Again it made all the difference.
August 21, 2013
I purchased this for a 2,200 mile 5 day ride on my Triumph Bonneville. Being a newbie rider, I was sure my butt was going to hurt but not with the Airhawk. This thing was a butt saver and I highly recommend it for long trips. I never once had any issues with it and it performed beautifully.
August 12, 2013
and a choir of angels sang.....
Three years ago 1200 mile trip felt like it was 12000.
Two years ago decided to try an airhawk based on numerous reviews. It has been the single best purchase I have made relating to my bike. Previously my feet would go tingly, my butt would lose all feeling and my back would kill after a couple of hours.
Last year my buddy(who I made buy one also) and I spent 12 hours a day in the saddle for 6 days and none of the previously mentioned problems showed their ugly faces.
Treat yourself, buy one. Check the measurements carefully as I feel like if the fitment is off could be why some others weren't successful. I also found that if you had too much air in the seat it didn't work right(as per the instructions).
A big plus for me was the fact it could be removed and moved from steed to steed as well.
April 5, 2013
Massive improvement to F800GS
Rider: 5'10", 165 lbs
Bike: F800GS with stock seat
Just put on 560miles in two days on my '09 F800GS with stock seat and Airhawk pad. With just the stock seat I would start to get uncomfortable in about 60-90 minutes of road riding (constant sitting). And I would be in legitimate pain after about 2-3 hours. The idea of riding all day sounded like a strange mix of fun and torture. Enter the Airhawk... Yes, I could tell I had been riding my motorcycle all day (spent about 7-8 hrs in the saddle two days in a row), but it allowed me to pretty comfortably keep riding. Some day I'd like to get an aftermarket seat, but for now the Airhawk is the answer for me and a great value.
Installation (and removal) is extremely easy. My only complaint for the F800GS is that the straps are a little long. I've got them cinched all the way down, and the front strap is a little loose still. However, the grippy bottom does a fantastic job of keeping it in place, so it hasn't been an issue for me at all.
Tuning the air is a little bit of trial and error. All I can say is I was surprised at how little air is in the pad when it seems to work best.
I've only used it in cooler weather, so I have no comments on breathability, etc, but I expect it to be excellent because of the open channels between the air cells that allow air flow.
I've put less than 1,000 miles on it so I can't really comment on durability yet.
I would recommend this product from RevZilla.
November 11, 2012
Your butt will love you
My butt was in anguish at about 300 miles before the Air Hawk came along. Now I can add another 100 miles, and my butt, while not joyous, sho' ain't cryin'. For me, 400 miles is 8 hours and that is enough. Highly recommended.
October 29, 2012