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Post by oldfart@36 on Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:38 am

Hi all,

I am planning on taking a very long trip and would like some feedback. I need to get a seat cushion and am down to two types:

1-beaded seat cushion
2-Airhawk

Is there a concensus as to which is better or is preference?

Mike
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Post by Tom H on Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:50 am

Mike:

I got a wooden, beaded one with a sheepskin cover from http://www.cyclecrafts.net/Sheepskin.html

It's an improvement, but not enough I'm afraid.

But, I still didn't want to spend $140 for an Airhawk, only to find I don't really like it. And, since these things are so individual, the only way to evaluate it is to buy one and ride on it on a long trip!

So, Scott turned me on to this one at REI for considerably less money:

http://www.rei.com/product/723134

It is actually made for a Kayak, but Scott has it on his Burgman seat.

Scott has also pointed out this newer version at REI, but I don't think there is any way to attach it to the seat.

http://www.rei.com/product/670387

Let us know how it goes!

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Post by oldfart@36 on Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:38 am

On my way this afternoon Tom, Thanks. The only bad part of a long trip is I have to buy more gear.

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Post by CaptJohn on Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:07 am

On the MP3, which I recently sold, I had an AirHawk seat pad, and it was absolutley phenominal. Gone was the hot, sweaty seating position--no more trying to find a comfortable spot after the 1st hour of riding. Gene, also, uses an AirHawk, and I don't believe he'd ride without one. On his Burgman 650, he uses the Medium Cruiser size, which was the same size I had on my MP3. On the BurgmanUSA site, many 650 riders use the Large Cruiser size.

I'm saving up my pennies to buy another on for my Burgman!

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Post by scottj1119 on Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:55 am

I also use a large Airhawk on Corbin on my 650. It fits me and the bike well. I'm not sure I need the large size due to me or the seat size Laughing
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Post by oldfart@36 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:53 pm

I checked out the one at REI and it won't fit on the bike so I will have to break down and buy an Airhawk-oh darn. I just went to change the belt and found some bad rollers and ordered some Dr. Pully weights.

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Post by JeffR on Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:11 pm

Scott,

You mentioned you bought that cushion from REI and I'm wondering how you liked it? I would like to get the air hawk but am not sure when I will get one. Is it worth the $22 for it?

Mike,

You mentioned that it doesn't fit your sit. What or why doesn't it fit? Is it too wide, long , etc.

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Post by scottj1119 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:25 pm

It was a big improvement over the factory seat. The hump on the factory seat made me sore and I would adjust the air pressure in the cushion to just barely raise me off the seat and it worked well.

BTW, I did find a discounted Air Hawk and have that installed now, so if someone wants my old cushion, it's free for the cost of postage or I'll bring it to the next ride.

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Post by JeffR on Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:38 pm

Scott,

I'll buy it from you. Does it still have the straps to secure it to the seat?

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Post by scottj1119 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:25 pm

Yup, still has the straps. I'll bring it to next weeks ride.

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