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    Air hawk seat model
    on: Jun 29, 2019, 08.56 pm
    Jun 29, 2019, 08.56 pm
    Hi folks,

    Can someone help me with this one please. Looking to purchase airhawk air pad for my 2014 crosstourer but not sure which model fits. Also has anybody uses them on there bike and what do you think are they worth getting.


    Regards Kingfisher :002:

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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #1 on: Jun 29, 2019, 11.14 pm
    Jun 29, 2019, 11.14 pm
    This is just a personal opinion thing as I’ve never used an air hawk and won’t as I think they are grossly overpriced especially as there are other alternatives out there.
    For example an inflatable stadium cushion adapted with an elastic strap at a fraction of the cost of the air hawk.
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283391631398?ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-53481-19255-0%252F1%253Fff3%253D2%2526pub%253D5575376664%2526toolid%253D10001%2526campid%253D5338268676%2526customid%253D3cba1e81-db8a-4d94-b20f-5110832971fe%2526lgeo%253D1%2526item%253D283391631398%2526srcrot%253D710-53481-19255-0%2526rvr_id%253D2025229007406%2526rvr_ts%253Da54c8bf416b0ac1c87835ae3ffd9abc5&ul_noapp=true

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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2019, 11.49 pm
    Jun 29, 2019, 11.49 pm
    I've used them before, only the medium size cruiser model. I found it was a great improvement for a while. Now I use a different seat and cover and no longer use the Air Hawk. The key to maximize the comfort with an Air Hawk cushion is to inflate it with as little air as possible without your butt touching the a seat. If you over inflate, it will be very uncomfortable. That's my opinion from experience. As with any motorcycle accessories, it works differently for everyone. I think it's worth trying one.

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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2019, 06.24 am
    Jun 30, 2019, 06.24 am
    I bought one, couldnt get on with it at all. Tried experimenting with how much air was in it etc, i found it more uncomfortable than the standard seat. Sent it back.
    I also agree with Dave, for what it is the price is way too steep.


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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2019, 08.28 am
    Jun 30, 2019, 08.28 am
    I have never tried them. I have tried two different makes of gel pads on other bikes, and didn't like them. The slight extra height, and movement was enough to put me off seat pads.

    I seem to be one of the lucky few on here that is happy with the stock seat (and the suspension, after lots of tweeking settings and tyre pressures to find the 'sweet spot'). For normal days out, riding 4 to 5 hours it's fine. On a recent trip where we planned to do 10 hours on the first day I wore a pair of these, and had no discomfort at all.

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Endura-Padded-Liner-Cycling-Shorts_44387.htm

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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2019, 10.48 am
    Jun 30, 2019, 10.48 am
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2019, 06.26 pm
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    Re: Air hawk seat model
    Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2019, 08.44 pm
    Jun 30, 2019, 08.44 pm
    Yet another alternative to Airhawk. I’ve used one, SHMBO sewed an elasticated clip strap to it to go under the seat. While it may not look the prettiest, it sure is comfy.  :028:

    https://www.lambland.co.uk/genuine-half-sheepskin-seat-pad.html

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