Airhawk Airhawk R Seat Pad AHR

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    Posted 12/20/2014 at 7:25 | Permalink
    51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Bottom Line…, June 28, 2013
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    Lord of Suburbia (Seattle) –

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    Okay, time to face a small reality – If your butt gets sore while riding your dirt bike there is nothing in this world that will completely eliminate that. Apparently some of us were just not born for the saddle. I’ve tried everything to make my ride more comfortable. Got rid of the stock seat and bought an expensive, and supposedly more comfortable one….that helped a small. Bought a gel pad for the seat…that helped a small. Bought a more expensive sheepskin gel pad…that helped a small more. But none of these things kept me from getting to the “Okay, I need to get off the bike” point after an hour of riding.

    I like riding my dirt bike and there is nothing surpass than a long ride on the open road, but quite frankly my butt issues were making it so the joy of riding was just becoming a pain in the…you know. I did a small research and came across the Airhawk. At first I thought the price was much too expensive, but I figured if it really works, I don’t care how much it costs me. The excellent news – it does work, and quite well. As I said, I believe that if you are cursed with a tender butt, nothing is gonna stop at least a small discomfort, but the Airhawk comes closer – by far – than whatever thing else I have tried. I recently did a 5 hour ride (a ride that would have killed me prior to getting the Airhawk) and I am pleased to report that my butt and I survived just fine. Small numbness, only slight discomfort – and after the ride I felt like I had not been riding at all. Usually I would have been dreading getting on the bike the next day for the ride home but(t) I felt no lasting discomfort from the day previous to. “Bottom” line is: The Airhawk works, and at least for me, it’s made a HUGE difference in my riding comfort. So nice to be able to “delight in the ride” instead spending the whole time thinking “My Azz is killing me!”.

    Note: Getting the assess air in the Airhawk is key. I have found that having the absolute minimum is best…just enough so that your butt is raised off the seat, but not so much that you really feel like you are meeting on a raised cushion.

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    Posted 12/20/2014 at 8:03 | Permalink
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    more pleased butt on long rides, December 21, 2012
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    This review is from: Airhawk Airhawk R Seat Pad AHR (Automotive)
    use on harley ultra classic limited, passenger seat. rubber bottom on cover has excellent grip, sewn well. bladder seems lasting and strong. metal fill valve simple to use and secure. takes several attempts to get the right amount of air adjusted- does not need much. came with straps and patch kit which i have not used. a bit boiling in the hot months in florida but what isn’t, so i only use it for long trips then… i use on top of my bead-riders (which rock in the rain) and pop it under my jacket when we hit rain so i’m not meeting in a puddle/wet seat… in cool months it cuts down on wind through beads so i use it constantly then; simple toss in saddlebag when i run in for a food stop/rest. tailbone cut-out is a super plus of comfort.
    i bought this version thinking the larger the surpass, but i guess my butt is not as huge as i reckon it is… i’m thinking the small passenger seating version would have worked surpass for me because you do not fill this up all the way- only just enough to keep your butt perched on air… i can subdue make this work but reckon the smaller one would be surpass for my size because the air distributes to the areas i’m not meeting on/contacting and it’d be best to contact the full or most of surface area… that said, it’s subdue a butt saver and cuts down on fatigue on 300-500+ mile days… huge time! just keep rocking with the music for a butt massage…

    update: after a few months the cover developed a run, but everything else excellent. i did order the small passenger seating version and while i do reckon the size is surpass, it does take more adjustments to get the smaller pad in the right place under butt/on seat; and on my dismount it comes off with me where the R/AHR fits entire seat with small adjustment and never cascade off. plus tailbone cut-out on R/AHR is certainly a huge help. just got back from our 3 corners trip this summer~ would not have wanted to do that trip without the R/AHR~ 400-500+, even a few 600 mile days; 10,270 miles in 5 weeks!!! >;}

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    Posted 12/20/2014 at 8:43 | Permalink
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    Best alternative to a new seat!, August 22, 2012
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    Chopperbob (California) –

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    This review is from: Airhawk Airhawk R Seat Pad AHR (Automotive)
    If you are like me and appreciate the looks of the OEM seat on your motorbike, but are miserable with the comfort, then you should try this Airhawk cushion.
    Airhawk offers an unconditional return policy for 30 days on these cushions, so you can try it out, risk free. But once you try it, you’ll probably keep it like I did.

    The “R” develop pad is a new design and is supposed to alleviate the pressure and discomfort that male riders experience during prolonged rides. For the most part, the new “preside over” down the center of the cushion and the reshaped cutaway in the front of the cushion work for me. I’ve been using it nearly everyday for over a month and have not had any problems with the “numbness” I have often experienced riding atop the OEM seat.

    I also have done some dirt riding with this cushion in place. Sometimes in does “squirm” nearly a bit, making an unsettling effect, but once you get used to the feeling, it is not a problem. The cushion remains in place by straps that are routed under the OEM seat. It is simple to detach and lock away in saddlebags, when you leave the bike.

    I first ran into ROHO products when I worked in a hospital during college. Their products are well engineered and really work, as evidenced by their use in critical care applications.

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