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« on: June 15, 2017, 05:25:11 am »
 I owned a air hawk 2 with my last concours.  Made these hot summer days a lot more pleasant. I ordered a air hawk R and it came in yesterday. I like the cut on it better cant wait to log a few miles with it.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 06:27:27 pm »
Keep us updated.Been thinking about one.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 07:29:54 pm »
I rode in construction  today stop and go, 90 degree and all is good.  Air hawk I think is a great addition to a Concours.  I use a Corbin seat and with the air hawk I don't think you can get any better. I think the air hawk R is better than the air hawk 2. The Boyz are much more comfortable!!

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 10:11:31 am »
Do you have the large or small? (Airhawk ;D) I think I will try one on my stock seat.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 08:42:06 am »
I owned a air hawk 2 with my last concours.  Made these hot summer days a lot more pleasant. I ordered a air hawk R and it came in yesterday. I like the cut on it better cant wait to log a few miles with it.

I did some investigating and bought an Air Hawk 2-very disappointed- got my money back- discovered Seth Laam and all is well for the last 5 years and 79,000 miles- nuff said. 8)

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 05:05:17 pm »
I want to try out the r model but only see large or small, 14 x 14.5 verses 11x 11. I am thinking the small would work best for my skinny arse but looking for a little feedback. Ihe medium cruisers I have seen are the cheap models.
Wayne
Update
The r large and cruiser medium seem to be about the same size. All are made of a poly material instead of the neoprene. Not sure if that is better or not.
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Re: air hawk
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 05:09:15 am »
 I use the R  in a large on my corbin seat.  It fits great. With the heat we have been having with out this airhawk Connie would stay home a lot more.  But  pad seams to work well for me.

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Re: air hawk
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 07:52:53 am »
That is the combination that works best of me, a Corbin saddle and a 'large cruiser' Airhawk on top of it. It is the only way I can ride a full day or more, and it took a fair amount of saddles and saddle accessories to find this particular combination.

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I rode in construction  today stop and go, 90 degree and all is good.  Air hawk I think is a great addition to a Concours.  I use a Corbin seat and with the air hawk I don't think you can get any better. I think the air hawk R is better than the air hawk 2. The Boyz are much more comfortable!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 05:10:18 pm »
  With a few thousand miles this summer.  I can truly say the Air Hawk R is perfect combo for me.  I did take a few days in the upper 90's I did add a small sheep skin just to try and stay just a little cooler,

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 08:31:19 am »
After seeing this discussion, I went and looked at the Air hawk R (Cruiser).
Discovered you can order it at Walmart or $107..

Not sure if this is a good or bad price but thought it might help someone?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/AIRHAWK-MOTORCYCLE-CUSHION-CRUISER-R-LARGE/304455705?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227076002938&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=s&wl2=c&wl3=189550212373&wl4=pla-293808119039&wl5=9027641&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=304455705&wl13=&veh=sem

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Re: air hawk
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 09:57:13 am »
I had a thought on my return from Dallas for work. Has anyone every taken their AirHawk on an airplane?
My ass hurt so bad on my last trip.
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Re: air hawk
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 11:52:49 am »
So, add an Air Hawk and a sheepskin cover and that could provide an acceptable level of comfort over a stock seat.  Is that a good take-away from this thread?  I am running a very comfortable gel pad right now but it REALLY likes to hold onto heat, a lot.  :o
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 12:58:11 pm »
Airhawk started off as a cushioning pad for people in wheelchairs or confined to beds for long periods as I remember. Then they started to market them to truck drivers (professional, long distance truck drivers). And they remain a favorite with those folks still. Motorcycles are a small side- show of their main business.

They simply work extremely well and do exactly what the mfg. claims they do: remove high pressure points and spread a humans' weight evenly over the area available for sitting on. This is especially critical for those confined to devices such as wheelchairs because those folks can spend a lot of hours in one position and further, many of them have no feeling and so never have the warning signal of discomfort to show that something is wrong. As I remember, that is exactly what happened to Christopher Reeves that resulted in his death, a wound generated by a pressure- point.

So IMO sure, they would work on an airplane or anyplace else one sits for a long time. And a larger, more square or rectangular model, such as the ones sold for truckers, would be a better fit for an airplane seat than anything for a motorcycle I think. They can be folded a bit to make them fairly easy to carry and stove, then inflated for use so it should work OK and i cannot imagine it would be a problem to bring one on board a commercial flight (though in todays' somewhat over- sensitive world, who knows? We are apparently arresting 7 year olds for bringing BB guns to school....).

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I had a thought on my return from Dallas for work. Has anyone every taken their AirHawk on an airplane?
My ass hurt so bad on my last trip.
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Re: air hawk
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2017, 01:06:10 pm »
I only use an Air Hawk, no sheepskin.
Was good for 500 mile days or more I'm sure.
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Re: air hawk
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2017, 01:40:23 pm »
Me too- an Air Hawk is the only thing that allows my wife and me to ride for more than about 6 hours. But it did not work on the stock seat at all due to the saddles' curve; it ended up forcing both of us forward. It works incredibly well over a Corbin though and the med. cruiser is about a perfect fit for that saddle.

My only complaint with an Air Hawk is that they soak up about three gallons of water when it rains and then holds that water for what seems like weeks. It helps a huge amount if they are turned over before it starts to rain or even better, put in a saddlebag or someplace else out of the weather. Of course this is only a problem if riding in nice weather but leaving the bike out and having a passing shower soak it; if actually riding in the rain then it does not matter as we would be wearing raingear already. But if riding in nice weather, then being off the bike for most of the day and having it rain during that time, when returning to the bike later on it seems like the bike is totally dry..... but not that damn Air Hawk and by the time you find out, well, it is an unpleasant ride after that.

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I only use an Air Hawk, no sheepskin.
Was good for 500 mile days or more I'm sure.
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