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post #1 of 6 Old 06-20-2011, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Roho airhawk cushions

Hi has anybody tryed the Roho Airhawk cushions? I have a wee and in need of some more cushion with out buying a new seat...I have used there product in a truck before and liked them... But in about two years it started to leak...If anyone has used these can you tell me what size works best for the wee seat...Ridefast99:biggrinjester:
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Roho's use plastic bladders (I believe) whereas the Original Airhawks (i.e. more $$$) use real rubber for their bladders. Don't know if that makes the originals better?? Sorry, I didn't answer your question........just throwing-up some info into the thread. :mrgreen:
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Originally Posted by ridefast99 View Post
can you tell me what size works best for the wee seat...Ridefast99:biggrinjester:
I have no personal experience, but the website's fitment chart suggests a small, which is not surprising:

Dimensions: 18" Deep x 12" Wide (46cm x 30cm).

AIRHAWK Motorcycle Seat Cushion Fit Chart - The ROHO Store

As far as Roho vs original, hmm, did not know there was a diff??

From the site : Cushion Material: Neoprene rubber

$180 for the Roho aint any bargain over the original, same actually, are they actually different?
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-20-2011, 06:48 PM
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My wife likes her Airhawk, and it did make it possible for me to ride the Wee without putting my Vee seat on it. Without the Airhawk I could only ride the Wee seat for about 20 minutes before the boys started talking to me.

I forget the size, I think it's a medium. The seat does not breath so can get pretty warm in hot weather. Overall it's a good seat that has not had any problems over the last 2 years.

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First to clarify, Rojo makes this product the same way they make top-of-the-line air cushions for wheelchair applications for people that sit all day, everyday and need to avoid pressure sores. The technology is the same heavy duty rubber and the wheel chair pads cost hundreds of dollars and last a lifetime. BTW, the zippered cover has stretchy cycling short material with neoprene in spots and non-slip rubber base.

I've used my Airhawk on many bikes including my Wee and it has value for pure street riding. For any dirt riding I do NOT recommend it as a big bike like a V-strom handles better off road when standing and therein lies a problem with the Airhawk. Do not worry if Airhawk is a little bigger than seat because it is forgiving. SIZE: Cruiser small size (12"wx18"L) and fit is great on V-Strom and VFR. I would not go smaller (i.e. they make pillion pads too).

I use a gel seat plus Alaska leather for daily use and that is easily good enough for 250-400 mile days and this combo I like best for dual sport rides. I usually pack the Airhawk in my small Wolfman Peak tailbag sort of like Tylenol for my ass. Arguably the $15 Walmart ATV pad is probably 80% as good.

I rented a Wee once for 3 days (Carolina Cycles, Henderson, NC) and used the Airhawk on the (worse than gel) stock seat.

On 400+ mile days: The Airhawk requires some adjustment of position (i.e. slide it forward) every 100 miles to change pressure points. Also a minor changein air pressure once in a while can help. On such rides this thing rocks.

For multiple bikes: I used it on street rides on my XR650L which worked better over the stock seat than the Corbin (which I sold). But on a narrow seat bike like the XR more than 100 miles at a time was still a bit sore. Whereas the wider V-Strom seat is a better platform. My Dad loves his on his VFR. When you sell bikes, you keep the Airhawk.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-21-2011, 08:37 AM
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I've got the orriginal Airhawk and it works great on long distance rides, it's a pain in the butt around town, not literally. Just too much screwing around to make it worthwhile on rides of a couple hours or less.

Get your butt broken in, takes some much more time than others, yes when you first start riding in the spring, you butt hurts, so does everyone elses. It gradually goes away with more riding and more miles.

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