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AirHawk seat pad

To make it short. Get one. They are great.

My old seat is getting worn out. The viynal is very near the same plushness of a GM dash board. And the foam is not what it used to be. Since I'm not a fan of aftermarket seats and I sure didn't want to have to pay for one I got and airhawk pad. It works very good. Went on a 3.5 hour ride yesterday morning and back this afteroon. Pretty much on soarness. I was impressed.

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Here you go barton. http://www.airhawkguy.com.au/

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sat on one that was on a display seat at J&P Cycles in Ormand Beach, FL. and it seems like a great concept, but how is it while in the twistys and everything?

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Looks like it would be comforable but a lot of $$$

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Its alot for a pad but competativly priced compaired to any other quality pad. Any good quality pad is going to cost 100-150 bucks. I found mine for 124.

It is awsome for highway use. I'm glad I got it. This weekend it will find out how good it really is when I visit my parents down in NC. Its about 600 miles. After that is a UT trip which will be 3200 miles in a week.

For sure its not fun to have on in the twisties. Which is why I bought it. It can be removed. Unlike a $400 corbin that is uncomfortable for twisties and must stay on. It feels a little funny because you wiggle around on the pad of air but that same air makes expansion joints cushy.

If your like me and must ride a few hundred miles before getting to fun roads its worth the money.

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on my corbin i would sit back in comfy section while getting to curvy roads, then slide forward on the seat when i got to twisties. worked good for me, and i did not have to stop, before i could ride the twisties

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Those prices are in Australian dollars so multiply by .71 to get the US dollar conversion.

But how much does it cost to have shipped to the US? The site has a special link to submit info if being ordered outside of Aus but no shipping price for outside of Aus?

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They are an American company - it would be a bit bass-ackwards to get one shipped to the U.S.A. from Australia.

Here is the corporate website:
www.shapefitting.com

I used to sell Airhawk seat covers at a shop I worked at. They are really great. Quality construction and they even come with a repair kit. They are the same technology used by the Roho group (the parent company) to make wheelchair cushions and trucker seat covers. Don't over-inflate - it will feel like a half-inflated air mattress when the pressure is right. They really don't move around very much but you can strap them down if you want to (I usually just plopped it onto the seat and rode - unless you are moving around a lot on the seat, it works fine without being strapped down).

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Mine didn't move around on me. Its just that you move around on it when riding agresivly.
Just search for airhawk seats. Lots of online dealers come up. Best price I found was 136 shipped. This is one of the sites that had the best price. It also has good info on it, which is the linnk im attaching.
http://www.rlmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin...d=702923.80158

I never liked corbon seats. Never tried one long distance but just sitting on one I dind't like it. Seemed to be missing too much padding. And shortening my seat to peg distance is one of the last things I want to do. A friend has an Fz1 with a cobrin. I hated riding it on track and in TN because it was not comfortable to "get off" the seat due to its cuped shape. So this suites me well. Plus I doubt I'll ride the bike long enough to wear out a 2nd seat. But this pad can go onto any bike any time.

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well when first sitting on a corbin it is hard but when it breaks in holy crap is it nice.and if it broken if for someone else its not comfy for you

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Those prices are in Australian dollars so multiply by .71 to get the US dollar conversion.

But how much does it cost to have shipped to the US? The site has a special link to submit info if being ordered outside of Aus but no shipping price for outside of Aus?
Sorry about that, just posted up the first link to the seat. Have seen them on ebay for around $135USD.

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Not a question of breaking in the seat. I just don't like a cuped seat. I supose corbin can customize it to fit my exact wants but this is easier. The airhawk will only be used on rides of 3 hours or more that are 100% highway. So moving around is not an issue. Rides that long or longer will certianly invovle lugage that needs dropped off so removing a pad isn't a concern.

Anyway. These are my preferences. Along with others input I hope this will help a fellow 919'er pic a seat that right for them.

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Thought I'd throw an update in here. Just road out to my parrents house last night. 11 hrs straight with only one break that lasted longer than the time it takes to fill the tank (it was probably 20 min). My rear felt fine. I honestly was no more sore than if I had been sitting in a car. Can't believe how well this pad works. Now I highly highly recomend it!

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well i am glad it is working for you, though our thoughts differ i always like hearing about other riders getting somthing that realy does what it is suppose to do. i feel the only downfall to a corbin is its weight. takes away all the benifits of a light pipe.

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I didn't know corbin's weighed more. Just think how comfy a cobrin and a pad combined could be! Just kidding. Sort of.

I'll likely look into a corbin (or competitor) on the next bike since it will likely be less sporty and therefore I'll likely keep my butt in the center of the seat where it suposed to be.

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Thanks for the report, Touring. Been considering one for a long time. Definitely on the list now.

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I have a Spencer seat and an Airhawk. The Spencer seat is great for around town and short hops but he Airhawk is the thing for any distance. I would not recommend it for aggressive riding as you are not seating directly on the seat. But it can be removed very easily. When not using the Airhawk on the 919 I use it as a seat cushion at the computer.

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