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post #1 of 24 Old 01-31-2017, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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AirHawk AH2 Cushion

Anyone have one? If so what size fits the DL100A?
I have degenerative disc disorder and had a micro discectomy 13 months ago. About 2hrs of riding will cause my sciatic to act up and I end up with 2days of pain. I love to ride and don't want my back to force me to 4 wheels! Any help? How about a backrest?

I'm going to buy the Airhawk and try that first. Just don't know which one fits best.
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post #2 of 24 Old 01-31-2017, 02:20 PM
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Medium cruiser is the one
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I got the Airhawk R and truly enjoy it.
It now looks like it's now called the Cruiser R Small.

https://airhawk.net/how-to-measure-your-seat/

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I have the adventure model. Fits perfect and fits under seat when not in use. 26k miles And works great. The key is to barely put any air in it.
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I have one just sitting in my garage, would make you a good deal on it....PM if interested.

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This is the exact reason why I love the forum! Thanks everyone for all the 'support'.. LOL

After measuring I was thinking the medium cruiser is the one.
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Just remember with the Airhawk, adjustment is everything. Less is more. If you think you are rolling around on a bubble of air then you have waaaay too much in there. just a squirt. Enough to even the distribution.
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When you may stand on the pegs to stretch your legs, don't sit back down too hard and quickly. I blew out a seam on my original air hawk.
Just a little bit of air in the bladder is all it takes to improve the comfort factor.
#2 needs a new cover, I worn the top fabric to death.
I just got one from another forum used like new. Score!
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I'm kinda surprised that the V2 aggravates your back. I've had degenerative back disease since i was 30, had a discectomy at 32. Now that I'm 58, my back is in pretty bad shape. That said, I rode mine on a 2800 mile round trip last November. Used an Alaskan leather seat cover.
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Just remember with the Airhawk, adjustment is everything. Less is more. If you think you are rolling around on a bubble of air then you have waaaay too much in there. just a squirt. Enough to even the distribution.
Yep - just enough so your pelvic bone should just touch the seat. You just want the airhawk filling in the gaps. I have the Airhawk R (not sure what the equivalent is now), and I actually have it forward on the seat so the back of my tush is actually touching the seat. It acts as a sort of wedge to keep me from feeling like I am constantly being pushed into the tank.

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