Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad
Helps lengthen the riding day
Put it on my Multistrada and it means I can ride for a few more hours in comfort. It does give a slightly more detached feeling and you can't slide your butt over in the turns so it limits really spirited riding. Great for those inevitable boring straight sections
November 10, 2014
Overall the seat is very comfortable. I use mine on a Yamaha Super Tenere adventure bike and it does definitely help with the comfort part. My 2 critiques of the cushion would be the cheap bra strap type straps that hold it in place. I think they could have gone with a better strap. The other is the cushion does feel real squishy and your butt tends to slid a little as you stop/start so it does take some getting used to for sure. They key is it takes very little air in the cushion to do its job. Maybe only at 10-20% inflation.
November 10, 2014
Makes Long Rides Easy
Having an AirHawk makes longer rides a breeze. I would recommend this for anyone planning to do some serious distance. Getting the correct amount of inflation takes some trial and error but once its set you can ride all day in comfort. It's super easy to take on and off the bike, which I do regularly on long trips. On for distance days, off for canyon carving or off-road. The only thing I can knock them on is I wish the straps had a little more adjustment to them. It’s hard to get them snugged down on my saddle so the AirHawk moves a little if you are putting your feet down often, like in a commuting through stop and go traffic situation. Other than that the workmanship is excellent and I plan on using it for every trip I take.
October 27, 2014
It simply worked
Bottom line is I'm a 250 lb 5'11" man on a HD sportster with a Rich Phillips Sprung solo seat and I just did 4 days of riding from Chicago around IL, IA, MO and this made 300 to 400 miles days totally doable on my bike. Without it I have done 300 mile days, but can feel it in my back/legs/tail bone area - and I'm not sure I could do four back to back days and still be able to walk - with it I have no question I could. I was concerned because the price is a little steep - I'll tell you right now I would have probably paid double had I know how much it would help. Here's a pick of the bike and the seat for reference purposes - it's not "standard" but it fit and worked.
October 13, 2014
Worth the money for long trips
After using this for a 2,500 mile trip, I feel it is worth the money. After riding with the Airhawk for 2 weeks, and then riding without it, I can really tell how much it removes seat vibrations. I know it made 12 hour days in the saddle possible. It might not make such a difference in a larger bike, but for my 650 single cylinder it makes a huge difference.
October 13, 2014
Saves your rump on a long ride.
I bought the AirHawk2 to help eliminate the hotspots on my buttocks during a long ride. I have a Yamaha Sport Tenere and after riding 5 or more hours, I had a sore behind that didn't make me want to ride any further. After I installed the AirHawk2 and played with the right amount of air, it made an immediate difference for me.
My best recommendation is to play with different volumes of air in the cushion to maximize your comfort level. Some riders prefer more air than is recommended in the instructions, but I found it most comfortable with about 1/2" of air btw the seat and myself.
October 3, 2014
Airhawk2 Seat Pad provides comfort needed and expected
I purchased two Airhawk2 seat pads for my Kaw Vulcan 900 Classic cruiser, one for myself and one for my wife. Although we haven't done a long ride yet, our shorter rides have confirmed they will provide the comfort needed for the longer rides. I first puchased a Mustang seat which improved comfort tremendously. But still for the longer rides there was some discomfort. The way the Airhawk allows the weight to be distributed across pressure points will be ideal to take the "edge" off those longer rides.
September 22, 2014
Great for touring
Bought this for myself but my wife went with me on a 5k+ trip this summer and she used it most of the time. She had to get on a plane and fly home then I got to use it...Really makes long mileage riding much more comfortable..Now will buy one for the passanger seat
September 15, 2014