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Offline chris goldson

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Airhawk
« on: 09 June, 2018, 11:08:56 AM »
 Has anyone footed a Airhawk cushion and if so what size for the CBF seat please?

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #1 on: 09 June, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by chris goldson [+]
Has anyone footed a Airhawk cushion and if so what size for the CBF seat please?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?&q=site%3Acbf1000.com+airhawk+which+size
or
https://www.google.co.uk/search?&q=site%3Acbf1000.com+airhawk+medium+cruiser

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Also, an example of price...Currently £107.99 with free delivery (UK)...
https://www.motorcycle-road-and-race.co.uk/airhawk-2-medium-cushion
« Last Edit: 09 June, 2018, 01:00:05 PM by richardcbf »
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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #2 on: 12 June, 2018, 04:36:14 PM »
Personally, I use the Cruiser Medium on my Biffer and am very pleased with it.

So is my gluteus maximus.

I bought it about three years ago for around $100 Cdn.
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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #3 on: 13 June, 2018, 09:42:09 AM »
Not tried an Airhawk as I am too tight to pay that much. Have used a bean bag type thing which was no good, and an inflatable thing, that worked well but looked dreadful, and snagged with my boot each time I got on and off the bike.
I have recently discovered sheepskin! As used by Welsh mates (no sniggering please  :016:)
Straight up! they all had sheepskin covers on their seats, furry side up. When I queried this they said it was warmer and more comfortable and water proof due to the lanolin. Once I had stopped laughing and making jokes, I saw one in Dunelm for £30. Bought it and have never looked back. Also covers the passenger seat and Mrs Tommo is happy as well. Previously I used to stop for petrol every 100 miles or so just to have a break/walk around. Now I stop for petrol because I need it. Recently toured all round Ireland sometinmes 5 or 6 hours a day in the saddle, very comfortable. Just an alternative suggestion to try if you have a spare sheepskin rug!
When camping also serves as a warm seat, insulation between the sleeping bag and air bed, or if it's really cold, put it on top of the sleeping bag.
Anybody else use sheepskin for their CBF seat?

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #4 on: 13 June, 2018, 05:58:23 PM »
I've often wondered about sheepskin, specifically what happens when it gets wet. I hadn't considered the lanolin. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #5 on: 15 June, 2018, 07:00:25 AM »
Had sheepskins on all my bikes.
Won't cure numb bum totally, but goes a long way to help.
I also carry a bin liner to put over the cover if I plan on leaving it out in the elements for any period of time and there's a chance of rain (overnight when camping for instance) otherwise not bothered.

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #6 on: 24 August, 2020, 01:05:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by chris goldson [+]
Has anyone footed a Airhawk cushion and if so what size for the CBF seat please?

Have tried one.
Definitely better for straight out.
However, when going onto bends / corners, I am missing the contact with the bike.
In a fast corner, I was all over the place, because I couldn't feel so good anymore what the bike was doing.
You behind gives feedback too about the bikes behavior, and that's gone with this type of cushion.

So, no air pillow for me.
Even when it would soften my butt in the ditch too.

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Moh

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #7 on: 24 August, 2020, 01:09:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by chris goldson [+]
Has anyone footed a Airhawk cushion and if so what size for the CBF seat please?

Could try it the cheap way yourself too.
Aliexpress has plenty of them for little money.
Effect is simular, though you never know what quality you get.
Good enough to get an impression about what such air pillow is about though.
And if you are lucky, you might enjoy it for longer period of time too.

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #8 on: 24 August, 2020, 01:23:50 PM »
Before I tried the AirHawk pillow, I had already ordered an Aliexpress one.
Tried the Airhawk too nevertheless (impatient as always right ?....) couldn't wait for the Ali one to arrive.

No difference in feel.
Difference in quality though.
I had closed the valve to tight and needed pliers to open it up again . :172: :172: :172:
Have oiled up the valve with some less aggressive lubricant, so that works again.
Though so far for quality.
price is very friendly though, good enough to give it a try in case you might have doubts. (as long as you treat the valve very gently)

Anyway, this one does fit a CBF nicely:
30cm x 31cm
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000690950791.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dpMlRIh

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Re: Airhawk
« Reply #9 on: 24 August, 2020, 07:59:42 PM »
I just ordered (today) an Airhawk DS for my MK1 Biffer from Amazon.

A few weeks ago I installed some 2cm thick gel in my stock seat and still find I am sore after a full day of riding (about 400km with 2 stops)

We are planning a 5 day ride in a few weeks totalling about 2300km and from what I have been reading the Airhawk should do the trick once properly inflated.

Here are some pics of the gel insert the seat already has (its made a difference in comfort but still room for improvement)





I will report back on my final thoughts on the Airhawk when i return from the trip in a few weeks.

Cheers!


*Originally Posted by chris goldson [+]
Has anyone footed a Airhawk cushion and if so what size for the CBF seat please?

 


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