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post #1 of 22 Old 08-04-2012, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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airhawk which size

I bought the airhawk R and find it too big for the seat. It rubs on my legs what is the best size for the glee?
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-04-2012, 07:23 PM
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Funny, I have a medium and wanted to trade for an R. The medium is probably the best fit for the seat, but for me I think the cutout for the tailbone of the R is the ticket. I broke my tailbone a few years ago and I get days where it certainly hurts.

If you decide you want to sell that one, let me know. I'm not sure where Mackay is though

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I don't recall what size I have, but I do remember trying to get a smaller one.

I think it might even be a pillion seat for a cruiser?

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I have the AH2 after the AH1 blew a seam. It's a medium and I move it from the beemer to the wee, no sweat. It's all in the butt!
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Here is what the medium looks like:










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are you happy with the medium? It looks better than the R
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are you happy with the medium? It looks better than the R
Same as I mentioned above... The R is probably better for me as I could use the tailbone cutout. If it wasn't for that, the fit is good and I've done about 4000 km on it.

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Shock absorber for your butt

My new Airhawk "Small Cruiser" arrived yesterday (three days after ordering), fits the Wee seat rather well with velcro instead of their straps. Amazing the difference. I would certainly recommend this addition to the stock seat. It is a real shock absorber for my butt and stops a lot of the minor vibration. Now my fillings might stay in my teeth
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I have the small cruiser size on my DL650A and it is AWESOME!
I did have to take the cover off the seat and shave the foam down in the middle so it doesn't push me towards the tank. That made a huge difference.

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I went out and looked at the label inside mine, (there's even a serial number!)

Mine is the Small Cruiser and I find it fits my skinny self just fine. The quality is great, mine is about 4 years old now and it holding up very well, just a little sun fading of the cover.

I went for a 150 ride today with only two short stops, my butt was fine until the last 20-30 miles home, I needed to stretch a bit. However, without the Airhawk, I would have been miserable a lot sooner.

The squishy feeling takes a bit to get get used to, but once you do, you realize how well your butt is insulated from road bumps and vibrations. I like that it also sits you up about 1/2" to 3/4" higher (which could be an issue for a shorter rider.)

One thing I should point out is that you want to try to have as little air in the cushion as possible, just enough so that you're not bottoming out on the original seat. There is a small screw cap valve at the rear of the cushion and it only takes a few puffs of air to fill it up. Then you can play with the firmness until you get it where it works.

But you don't fill these things up tight like an inner tube, it's just enough air to elevate you off the seat. All of the little air pads are interconnected, so the air moves around to form to whatever shape you are and that's where the "squishy" feeling comes from.

Wow, that R model is some bucks! You could almost get two small ones for that much.

Here is mine, again....I love it. Small Cruiser.


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