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Does anyone use an Air Hawk or similar cushion on their Wings, and if so, do they help?


I have an 85 Apencade that I love, and a few years ago installed an aftermarket seat to improve the comfort issue after a few hours. The aftermarket is better than the original, but after 2 or 3 hours I still start to squirm pretty good. I almost purchased the Air Hawk before I changed seats, and am wondering if they are worth the price.


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I had an airhawk a few years ago. It helped make the ride more comfortable but still didn't let me ride more than 2 hours without squirming, so I sold it. It was sort of like a balloon - when you sat on it, much of the air moved into the part you weren't sitting on and the part you were on was "thin" air instead of bigger cushion. After that, I tried beaded seats and then a lamb's wool pad. As with the air hawk, both helped some but didn't solve the problem.

About 2 months ago, I purchased a memory foam/gel pad cushion from Air Rider. It was about the same price as the air hawk but provided much more relief. I can now ride tank-to-tank without stopping. BUT - as with all good things, there is a down side. If you leave it out in the sun when you stop, the gel retains heat and the "boys" are going to be very unhappy for a good while!!
 

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AirHawk does have a moneyback guarantee. Wife bought one in VA, on our way down the BRP this year. Didn't like it - sent it back when we got home and got her $$$ back.
 

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I have been using the Air Hawk for 3 years now. Just got back from a 4850 mile trip and am glad I had it along. I do get the the squirms at about 100 miles but still like the cushion. I have found that by standing on the pegs a bit, just enough to get off the seat maybe an inch or so, every so often when the squirms start works wonders for me.



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I spent close to $800.00 for a "Saddlemens Road Sofa", and was sorely(pun intended),dissappointed! We then bought gel cushions from a dealer at a rally in Florida. They seemed to help quite a bit. You can also take them off, which helps change your position enough to make a difference. Then, you can move them around for a different feel, which gets you even farther down the road. They were around a hundred bucks each, but I feel it was worth it. jimsjinx
 

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I have used my airhawk for 4 years now. I did have to modify my seat and with the airhawk on top it works great for me.:)


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I've been reading the GL1800 forum & they recommended a seat cushion from Wal-Mart called "Relaxation Seat Cushion", SKU# 2303408640, $19.96 here in California. It's sold in the auto dept near the seat cushions & floor mats. I bought one & it fits the GW seat like it was custom made for it. It feels like a cross between an air seat & a gel seat, although there is no gel in it. Check it out if you have a chance next time you're in Wally World.....-Rich

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219885
 

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I bought an Air Hawk cushion about 3 months ago and I love it. It took a few tries at adjusting the amount of air, but I am totally satisfied. :action:
 

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Bought the Relaxation Seat Cushion from WalMart and it instantly felt much better than the aftermarket seat. One thing I did was to unzip the cover and flip the cushion over; one side is 1" x 1" rubber squares, the other is solid rubber. Flip it so the solid side is up and the netted side of the cover is up as well so it breathes.



I'll put some real miles on it this weekend, but so far seems to be well worth the $20.



Thanks for the tip.



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I've used just about every trick in the book to find a comfortable seat and or cushion. I've just ordered the Aqua Aire Cushion and should be here today. I'm also using the Walmart seat cushion. I may use both or try the Aqua only. This weekend will be test weekend. Hopefully my butt will cooperate. lol. Tony :waving:
 

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Tony, CTC has some good gel automotive cushions $39.99 on sale for $9.99, they work great. I use one with a beaded cushion, :waving::action::action::action:
 

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I haven't tried the Air Hawk...

What I use is a combination of the Wal-Mart special and a long haired full pelt sheep skin from Alaska Leather. I have an original seat on my '84 and since I am a big (read that as overweight) guy and a bit long in the seat it rose up in just the wrong place and I was ready to get off in about 75 miles.

With the combination of those two I still stop about every 100 miles or so, but have been known togo the full 190-200 of the full tank. And if I get the squirms I just re-arrange the Wal-mart cushion and brush up the sheep skin and it is like getting on a new seat and off I go again.

Just did a trip Tulsa to Memphis and was more than happy to hop on the bike to take my wife to dinner later that night after getting home, androde to work the next day.

Results may vary....consult your rear :cooldevil:
 

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A friend is sold on the Air Hawk and bought one for me. I like it and can ride all day without my butt getting sore or uncomfortable. It does take a bit getting the amount of air right. It's strange, but less is better.

The are easily installed and removed. If you know of someone who has one, maybe you could try it for a while. If not, they have a good return policy. As Mikey said, "Try it. You'll like it."
 

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Try out a donut air cushion from Walmart. Six Bucks in the pharmacy. Don't blow it up much, you'll be amazed. Just completed a six thousand mile trip, Florida to New Mexico and back. My gel cushion stayed in the trailer. :):):)
 

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So you used a Doughnut cushion for your ride?
 

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By the way, this is an old post from 2009 not current and you are adding something other than the asked question.
 

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Airhawk makes a great product ...:claps:I did 7000 miles on a Honda 750 shadow in three weeks ...I could not ride my shadow for more than 20 minutes without severe Butt pain... with the Airhawk I could ride all day know problem .. a bonus... in real hot weather they are cooler than a regular seat ..I don't feel the need for one on my 1800 although it would make things a little more comfy in the heat.... the only reason I do not use the Airhawk is it will raise my seat height and I need all i can get on the wing with a 29" inseam
 

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They are a good quality solution, but they do raise you up in the seat.
 
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