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Airhawk.... What Size?

Just curious, what size Airhawk are you all using?
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What is an Airhawk?

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What is an Airhawk?
Seat cushion..... I'm so green that it won't let me post links yet
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here is link....I have had one for 3 years, it developed small leak, they exchanged for a new one at no expense. very customer service oriented. the cushion added another 150-200 miles of riding without sore butt. secret is having just enough air to inflate cushion (very little). otherwise too much air will make you seemingly float on the seat thru the curves, not a good thing. you will be pleased you got one.
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on the bike most of the time

I have had one ever since i have had GS bikes.
I did a twelve hour, 1200 km ride yesterday. There is no way i could have done it without the airhawk on the bike

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After reading reviews and plus points got it last year from Motohaus UK & took it home to India. Looked good and fit the GSA comfort seat nicely using cross securing arrangements. I had the 11x11 DS Cushion. It took me at least two attempts to have the right amount of air in it.
Rode 300+ kms in the mountains good & bad roads combined. End of the day felt little numb in the lower back. Didn't bother much but the numbness followed with pain on later rides almost everytime I rode 200-300 kms at a stretch with the seat and later when I visited the doctor I was informed I had lower back disc problems. Bed ridden for a month with heavy medication followed by physiotherapy. The doctor explained that using air to cushion the butt might ease butt soar but it can cause uneven pressure on the lower back when riding over rough roads causing bulging discs.
Now I ride but without the air hawk cushion. Comfort seat of the GSA is fine for me. Plus I take breaks more often. It helps me enjoy the surroundings.
The seat might work for you but it didn't in my case. Only way to find out is use one. Cheers

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After reading reviews and plus points got it last year from Motohaus UK & took it home to India. Looked good and fit the GSA comfort seat nicely using cross securing arrangements. I had the 11x11 DS Cushion. It took me at least two attempts to have the right amount of air in it.
Rode 300+ kms in the mountains good & bad roads combined. End of the day felt little numb in the lower back. Didn't bother much but the numbness followed with pain on later rides almost everytime I rode 200-300 kms at a stretch with the seat and later when I visited the doctor I was informed I had lower back disc problems. Bed ridden for a month with heavy medication followed by physiotherapy. The doctor explained that using air to cushion the butt might ease butt soar but it can cause uneven pressure on the lower back when riding over rough roads causing bulging discs.
Now I ride but without the air hawk cushion. Comfort seat of the GSA is fine for me. Plus I take breaks more often. It helps me enjoy the surroundings.
The seat might work for you but it didn't in my case. Only way to find out is use one. Cheers

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WOW! The Airhawk did that?

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WOW! The Airhawk did that?
No, bad posture did that

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To answer the OP's question, I think the Airhawk on my 1200GSA is a "Cruiser R". There is no size marked on the cushion itself, but the box I have is marked such. I also have one on my Harley, but it would probably be the largest size.
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Curious if anyone using the Airhawk custom seat? I spotted this one and in the continuing quest for best seat for me, it looks like it might be worth a try. I'm looking for lower and narrower near the tank in order get feet on ground better, and take some load off my left knee when stopping.
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