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Old 05-25-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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No more aching bum

G'day folks,

Today was my first ride with my new found bum chum. Well each to their own, I say, but no it was with my new Air Hawke seat from the Roho company who make cushions for people in hospitals and so on.
My wife is a nurse and she put me onto it after I complained that I can't ride the GS anymore due to a sore arse, so she ordered me one out of the States.
In Australia, there are fairly dear, but what a difference as I was able to ride all day without problems.
The company says this: "You can bet your arse on it"and I say you can.
Don't spend $600 on another seat, spend $200 on an Air Hawke.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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numb bum

Did 475K a couple of weeks ago with the Air Hawke. First farkle I bought.Looks daggy but I wouldn't be without it. Wished I could have used it today but am still at work earning shit loads for the next farkle!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Earning "shitloads" mining coal or making steam, mate. Either way whats a farkle?
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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Hey 101, went for a long ride today and are co-joining with the GS. This morning around Wisemans Ferry, it was moss covered tar that had me on high alert with the Heidenaus on, but made it OK. Lowered the tyre pressure on the front at St Albans and what a difference that made, you could really feel it bite when on the crown of the road. In the mud, they where terrible and at times I was saying to myself, "don't fall off".
Reading another post of yours about your ride over Cassillis way doing 100-110 ks on the dirt and this was through my mind this arvo when I was settling in on the dirt back to Kulnura.
Great ride today, especially with my new bum chum.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:55 AM   #5
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mud

Try the Anakee 2 in the mud; that is fun. I have put the K60's on 2 weeks ago and I haven't had the bike off the centre stand yet. Can't wait to see what it is like on a dirt road. I am hoping it is an improvement. Bit of luck I might get a run next Saturday.

I do most off my work in dirty power stations. Site superintendent / manager for a contact company. Wouldn't work in a coal QUARRY. Overtime at very good rates.

Farkle? guess they are all the nice bits to add to the bike. ( gps driving lights panniers etc ) Most not really necessary but nice to have.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:30 AM   #6
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G'day folks,

Today was my first ride with my new found bum chum. Well each to their own, I say, but no it was with my new Air Hawke seat from the Roho company who make cushions for people in hospitals and so on.
My wife is a nurse and she put me onto it after I complained that I can't ride the GS anymore due to a sore arse, so she ordered me one out of the States.
In Australia, there are fairly dear, but what a difference as I was able to ride all day without problems.
The company says this: "You can bet your arse on it"and I say you can.
Don't spend $600 on another seat, spend $200 on an Air Hawke.
Hey mate, what website did you get it from? link?
I have only found super expensive ones here in NSW.

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:55 AM   #7
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Buy the newer version which is PVC instead of the original and expensive neoprene.
It will run you less than $100 US at almost any online retailer.
Best money you will ever spend on your BMW F model.
Or you can waste over $400 at a BMW dealer and buy the "comfort" seat that should have come with the bike in the first place. However, the comfort seat will lock you into one position as it has a step in it.
Spandau has this thing against comfort.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:12 AM   #8
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I did 1200km last weekend on my new F700gs fitted with small pillion Airhawk seat (recommended size for gs) and got off the bike feeling great. Never had one case of numbness all weekend. I got my Airhawke from bike shop in Newcastle.

AdvParamedic - I actually stayed in Glen Innes on the friday night - a shame as we could have met up and compared notes.

Australian site & prices.
http://www.airhawk.com.au/product_de...&product_id=46

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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I have a small cruiser on mine. It's a little bigger than what is needed, but feels good. I almost never ride without it now.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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Small cruiser is the correct size, I have over 20,000 miles on mine.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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+1 for the air hawk. I did a 1000 mile trip this weekend, and never did I stop because my ass hurt. I got it from an inmate, so I spent a lot less on it than you folks did

Still easily worth the retail price on the thing.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:54 AM   #12
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air hawke

Check out Andy Strapz www.andystrapz.com
He has the small pillion on special for $120 or small cruiser ( which I am using ) for $132. It would look great on a pretty blue 800gs!
While you are at it grab some soft panniers; great Ozzie product.
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Hey mate, what website did you get it from? link?
I have only found super expensive ones here in NSW.

Cheers
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #13
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Hey mate, what website did you get it from? link?
I have only found super expensive ones here in NSW.

Cheers
Cost from US $89 +$90 postage, but have since found sites within Australia selling for about $150.
Sorry I tried to find the site in my Google history, but didn't realise how many sites I actually visit in a setting, so it was impossible.
Keep looking online in OZ and I will do also.
They are FANTASTIC!
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