Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad
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
good product, great service
tried the airhawk2 for a 5 day trip, each 300-500 miles on a sports tourer. helped to lengthen the time until next stop was needed
September 1, 2014
Light, Compact, Easy to Adjust.
The Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad was recently purchased for a 3 state, 19+hr ride.
The pad took a few adjustments getting the air pressure correct to the right feel. It took way less air then I thought it would, even after reading other reviews. Once adjusted properly the pad works great. The pad does not slide around like others that I've tried in the past. Also, it allows for some airflow to get through slightly, in turn your bottom doesn't get too hot; this helps with long term comfort levels.
I was hesitant with the purchase due to the price. After purchasing I am very happy with the final product.
August 25, 2014
An improvement, but not a miracle.
The Airhawk2 is an improvement over the stock HD XR1200 seat that I'm currently riding for long trips. But I have a few issues with it.
1. The hooks that connect the straps to secure the cushion to the seat are poorly attached by these ridiculous hooks stolen from women's lingerie. They often come disconnected during riding. When this happens, if you stand up during riding to stretch your legs, it WILL fold back or possibly even blow off the bike while riding. I have had it fold back twice due to the front hooks coming unhooked. Now I know some people will say that I should just remove the hooks and permanently sew the straps together. My argument against that is, I shouldn't need to. For as much as I paid for this thing, it should come with connectors that work.
2. The perfect air fill is difficult to find. It can take several minor fills & releases to get it perfect. This is not a big deal if you are going to keep this on your bike permanently. The problem I have is I want to take it off & roll it up for storage when the road gets twisty. This means letting the air out. Then when I put it back on, I have to go through the same long process to find the right pressure for me.
3. It is not great for severely twisty roads, especially if you're the kind of guy that likes to move around in the saddle a lot. The seat hooks coming off ALL THE TIME, does not help this issue at all.
Overall, If you are just spending a day eating highway miles just to get to your destination, this thing works great. It will really help fight hot spots. If you are commuting, doing an afternoon run or getting into the twistys, you'll end up leaving it in the garage, because it's just too much of a hassle.
August 25, 2014