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Offline Kirch

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Air hawk 2
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:29:06 am »
Is the air hawk 2 Medium the best fit for the stock seat?

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:41:36 am »
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 01:25:11 pm »
I put one of these on my KLR and its wonderful. I have one on the C14 now, installed yesterday and LV Friday for a 8 day trip so will get a real world test on this cover. Fits perfectly.

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Comfort-Ride-Seat-Protector/dp/B006JMK7N8/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1440599138&sr=1-1&keywords=Coleman+Comfort+Ride%28TM%29+Seat+Protector&pebp=1440599140366&perid=0TBQJDJN99FXZGX9QY1R
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 04:53:37 pm »
Does this mean also cover the passenger seat?
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 06:00:35 pm »
I put one of these on my KLR and its wonderful. I have one on the C14 now, installed yesterday and LV Friday for a 8 day trip so will get a real world test on this cover. Fits perfectly.

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Comfort-Ride-Seat-Protector/dp/B006JMK7N8/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1440599138&sr=1-1&keywords=Coleman+Comfort+Ride%28TM%29+Seat+Protector&pebp=1440599140366&perid=0TBQJDJN99FXZGX9QY1R


Walmart used to sell those for ATVs.  Never tried one on the KLR or any other bike for that matter. 

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 06:25:02 pm »
Does this mean also cover the passenger seat?

No, it covers all the rider and about 1/2 of the passenger area. I never carry a passenger so not a concern to me. BTW, its so secure on the bike seats that it does not move at all, I am off side to side on the KLR (its a tall bike) and it has yet to move at all.

I can take pictures and post if ya want? Have to wait till I get home though. :beerchug:

PS: theses come in multiple sizes and a lot of the ATV people use them.
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 06:54:32 pm »
Airhawk "R"

http://www.airhawk.net/airhawk-r.aspx

Plus one on the Airhawk R.  Fits great on the stock and Kawi Touring seat.
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 06:57:10 pm »
Airhawk "R"

http://www.airhawk.net/airhawk-r.aspx

Plus one on the Airhawk R.  Fits great on the stock and Kawi Touring seat.


+2 on the Airhawk R, love it!  :great: :great:




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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 06:59:19 pm »
That's the way to fill it too ZG.  Spot on :beerchug:   Who's the poor chap that hung himself in the background?
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 07:05:52 pm »
Who's the poor chap that hung himself in the background?

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 09:16:48 pm »
KLR with a Corbin low seat, hate this seat BTW, but the stock seat adds too much height for my inseam. The Coleman pad has made it unbelievably comfortable. You can see the entire length on the KLR.


Stock C14 seat, the pad disappears under my additional luggage pack but goes 9 inches under the pack and covers about 1/2 of the pillion area, as I said I never carry a passenger. The pads are firmly in place and don't move at all. I was worried that they might move around a bit, nope.
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 11:15:38 am »
My experience with the Airhawk 2 is the air bulging between the legs putting pressure on the groin.  If I add more air to keep bulging from happening I feel like I am rolling on the seat instead of being connected to the bike. 

My thoughts are that $100 spent with Spencer or local seat guy is money better spent.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 12:15:32 pm »
My experience with the Airhawk 2 is the air bulging between the legs putting pressure on the groin.  If I add more air to keep bulging from happening I feel like I am rolling on the seat instead of being connected to the bike. 

My thoughts are that $100 spent with Spencer or local seat guy is money better spent.

I had the same problem with the Airhawk 2.  I think they solved that with the Airhawk R re-design.  It has a gap in the middle.  Twice the money.
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 11:19:54 pm »
I flipped the Coleman seat cushion backwards, the designated front to the rear. It fits much better and even has a bit of a rise at the front to keep me from inching forward.  :beerchug:
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 11:34:24 pm »
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Thanks for the info!
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 02:03:35 pm »
My experience with the Airhawk 2 is the air bulging between the legs putting pressure on the groin.  If I add more air to keep bulging from happening I feel like I am rolling on the seat instead of being connected to the bike. 

My thoughts are that $100 spent with Spencer or local seat guy is money better spent.

I just got an airhawk 2 and felt the same way on my commute today. I'm going to let a bit more air out to see if that helps.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2015, 12:18:01 pm »
Airhawk R is the only reason I comfortably went coast to coast on a 1 cylinder bike doing over 900 miles days on enduro tires  :beerchug:

2nd to none product.  Only catch is if you have enough air in it to know its there its too much and you're totally screwed.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2015, 12:02:39 am »
thanks guys.
Just ordered my airhawk2 R from Adventure design.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2015, 09:27:45 pm »
Beware these are no longer manufactured by the same company (ROHO). The design has changed and the bladder is no longer neoprene...an overall downgrade in my opinion. No patch kit included now, and no warranty information card. Not sure what the warranty is now beyond the 60 day guarantee.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 08:56:10 pm »
Beware these are no longer manufactured by the same company (ROHO). The design has changed and the bladder is no longer neoprene...an overall downgrade in my opinion. No patch kit included now, and no warranty information card. Not sure what the warranty is now beyond the 60 day guarantee.

How right you are.
My Air hawk showed up today. It has the same design as the R but the air bladder is made of the cheaper material like the 2.
They called it a 2R.
Went for about a 60 mile ride today. Not totally sold on it yet.

 

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2015, 03:06:58 pm »
Just went for a 2 day ride. The Air Hawk aint for me. I don't care for it.
Gonna have to break down and get a better seat.

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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2015, 07:09:56 pm »
I felt the same way. Except I bought the airhawk twice. Second try I figured it had to be me, so I needed to give it a fair chance.  I was right the first time,  airhawk is not comfy for me. So I spent the money and purchased a Baldwin saddle.
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Re: Air hawk 2
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2015, 02:38:33 am »
Just before this thread started up, I ordered an Airhawk "R" for me, and a small pillion Airhawk 2 for my wife.  We both did a lot of inflation adjustment.  Saturday we did a couple hundred miles, and the verdict from both of us was that the airhawks are a big improvement to the Kawasaki touring seat.
I found that the "R" is super sensitive to both inflation and position on the seat.  It didn't get comfortable until I moved it forward until the front edge is almost touching the tank.  As others have said, if you can feel it when you sit down, you need to let out some air.
Finally, you may want to be careful where you buy...  I bought my wife's from RSW Stores through Amazon.  It came in a ROHO box with an instruction book, warranty card, repair kit and straps.  I bought mine from Cli-Max riding gear.  It came stuffed in an envelope with the straps and nothing else.
Regardless, it really makes a difference after the first hour.