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Old 02-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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You speak with such certainty in your widespread opinions
> Implying I care what you think of my opinions.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #17
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I'm guessing you've read my last two reports on DV by that comment, but it might surprise you to know that I don't post all of my rides on ADV. I see that you're trying to make a point that your # of miles makes your opinion somehow more valid, which is not only ridiculous but likely false as you know nothing about my riding history except what I've posted on ADV, which is a rather small percentage of my riding over the last two decades.

The sig line should be apparent. The fact that you're making an issue of my _opinion_ on the seat that you happen to like is the very reason that I'm rather tired of this particular ADV sub-forum. Too many whiners and chest thumpers - it makes me miss having a 950SE and contributing to Orange Crush.

Not sure why you have an issue with my posts lately. Your comments on the Costa Rica boot thread were not only unhelpful but not really that funny; I tried to play along to see where it would go but you sort of fizzled out after so few attempts at comedy. Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I would asume you would understand that at this point given your remarkably recurrent boasting of opinions on all the random topics during your ride reports. This is a sad thing because in the past I have enjoyed your posts, have stood up when other people gave you shit on this forum, and otherwise thought you were a decent guy. Now, I don't know what your deal is but since you got back from your last trip you've been kind of... different. I've been the same asshole I've always been here - no change on my part.

So Finn, you might want to ask yourself why you care so much about someone else's viewpoint on an inflatable seat cushion.





Well that's too bad you feel that way then, I never tried very hard to make anyone belief I was a decent guy.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #18
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Well that's too bad you feel that way then, I never tried very hard to make anyone belief I was a decent guy.
You've been pretty successful in your efforts Finn.

But I think I know better.

Cheers to you, brother.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:21 AM   #19
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FWIW I tried the aftermarket BMW comfort seat (if it was so good why didn't they use it from the start?????) and found that you cannot move around very much on it and the bump in the back before the pillion part traps any 3/4 length type of jacket. The Airhawk gives plenty of wiggle room and if you set it up right, you honestly forget that it is even there.
Those new lower prices are even better.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #20
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I'd love to get a Renazco, but can't see waiting 6 months and giving up my current seat. If the airhawk doesn't work out, I might go for a Corbin. I'm still not sure what I'll do. I had one of those on a previous bike and it worked out okay.

The current seat isn't too bad, but I really haven't had a chance to really test it out. I just bought the bike in October and up here in PA, there hasn't been a whole lot or motorcycle riding weather just yet... My longest ride so far has only been a couple hours, but I have a couple nice trips planned for the summer. (Blue Ridge Parkway & The Adirondacks) This is my first dirt-capable bike since high school, so I'm kinda curious to see how much time I spend off road.

I ended up sending for the "small cruiser" and I should be getting that in a few days. It just looked like the best shape to me.

Thanks again for the opinions.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #21
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I'd love to get a Renazco, but can't see waiting 6 months and giving up my current seat.
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The wait definitely sucks but they don't keep your seat that whole time. They schedule a build date and then you send the seat on the scheduled date and get it back about 2-3 days later.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #22
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Well that's too bad you feel that way then, I never tried very hard to make anyone belief I was a decent guy.
No hurt feelings over here guy, this is Just The Internet after all. Try not to get your panties in a bunch next time I disagree with you and have a differing opinion.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #23
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After reading this post i ordered a medium cruiser airhawk 2 off fleabay for 100$, shipping included to Canada. They are hard to find up here! since none of the bike shops in this area carry them i went to a home health care store, where they DID have them...for $400! If you are a senior the government will pay for it though...alas, no luck for a starving student like me...Thanks for a great thread, this site has both caused me to spend and save a hell of a lot of money. ?!
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:26 AM   #24
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Surprised that Blackfoot doesn't have them, I know that Avicious Cycle in Burlington, Ontario carries them for close to that price in Canadian dollars. You are going to like it!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #25
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I did some primitive seat customization on my F800GS over the winter. Carved out some foam and put in some memory foam and re-covered it. Even though I made more space for my butt, which I needed, the memory foam was a little too soft. So I bought a small pillion Airhawk 2 and I've been using it for about a week now. I keep on letting out more and more air, and it's amazing just how little you need for this thing to work well. At 99 Euros here in Germany, it wasn't cheap, but it's still way cheaper than the Russell All-Day I have my eye on. I'm going to run with this setup all summer and see how it goes.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:21 AM   #26
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Didya get it yet?

How's that small cruiser working out MichaelRay?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #27
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rain ?

Hi everyone,

Been using one for a little while now.
I don't find it great but it is way better than the stock seat (DR650). Hard to adjust the right amount of air I find.

Now what about using it in the rain ?
When caught in the rain, the water just doesn't flow ( it's takes a while for the airhawk to dry completely, usually have to take out the inside cushions). You end up seating in a little puddle, I have good rain gear but always end up soaking wet because of this...

Is it just me ? Or my rain gear sucks... (maybe a little water get through in between the legs).

Now of course it's hard to stay dry in the rainy season down here in Costa Rica !
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #28
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Today I went for my first ride without my Airhawk in 2 years.
6 hours on the F650GS without it reminded me of the sheer torture of the stock seat. Last time I do that, thanks.
Rain? No problem. In fact, the Airhawk flows the water out the sides around the bumps. It dries fast. You can also hurry that along by simply taking it out during a gas stop and giving it a shake.
I live and ride in Mexico and we get torrential rains just like in Costa Rica, in fact the rainy season is just ending and the Airhawk keeps doing its job.
You can pay upwards of $400 for a custom seat or downwards of $99 for a very good solution. If ventilation is important, the Airhwak has any custom seat beat right there. Unlike the BMW "comfort seat", it does not lock you into one position, it won't trap the tail end of a long jacket, you can also move around easier on it in the twisty sections.
If you don't like the custom seat, you are out a lot of money. If you don't like the Airhawk you can sell it for a little less than what you paid for it no problem.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #29
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Good advice

I've had Corbin and Sargent now, but always rely on my AirHawk (medium) for all long trips. Never have had a problem with rain on the Airhawk and have ridden in some downpours. Have done many 700 mile days and for me the secret (as said earlier) is it needs minimal air, and on long trips I adjust the air a couple times a day.

You rarely hear complaints about the AirHawk..and when you do it is usually people that put too much air in them.

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Today I went for my first ride without my Airhawk in 2 years.
6 hours on the F650GS without it reminded me of the sheer torture of the stock seat. Last time I do that, thanks.
Rain? No problem. In fact, the Airhawk flows the water out the sides around the bumps. It dries fast. You can also hurry that along by simply taking it out during a gas stop and giving it a shake.
I live and ride in Mexico and we get torrential rains just like in Costa Rica, in fact the rainy season is just ending and the Airhawk keeps doing its job.
You can pay upwards of $400 for a custom seat or downwards of $99 for a very good solution. If ventilation is important, the Airhwak has any custom seat beat right there. Unlike the BMW "comfort seat", it does not lock you into one position, it won't trap the tail end of a long jacket, you can also move around easier on it in the twisty sections.
If you don't like the custom seat, you are out a lot of money. If you don't like the Airhawk you can sell it for a little less than what you paid for it no problem.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #30
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I tried an airhawk for 3 days, could not stand it at all. I tried it on a variety of levels of air and everything. I felt disconnected from the bike, did not like that at all. A previous inmate stated that this is not a solution but essentially a bandaid until you get a good seat. Renazco is tremendous! long wait though :-(
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