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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.
AirHawk AH2 Medium Cruiser Cushion | 801-776 | J&P Cycles
 

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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!:laugh2:
 

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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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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.
I'm thinking I may have to go back and see the surgeon again. Something just isn't right. I never got back to 100% and now I think I'm going backwards again. I'm still in pain today after a 1.5hr ride on Sunday mostly on HW. 47 feeling 70....
 

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Our AirHawks are sitting the garage in a storage bin. :yesnod:

We changed to these (Sit&Fly seat cover) to see how they were and haven't gone back, hell of a lot cheaper and offer full seat protection, don't soak up water and so far have worn well, we have them on our DR's as well.



(not our bike, borrowed photo, Thanks Mustang)

They protect the seat from the sun, from scuff marks from your boot as you leg over when mounting(if you drag your leg across the seat) and give 8mm of compression.

Like everything not everyone likes them but the price is low enough to try before you shell out more.

Cheers V2man & GotaV2
 

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Our AirHawks are sitting the garage in a storage bin. :yesnod:

We changed to these (Sit&Fly seat cover) to see how they were and haven't gone back, hell of a lot cheaper and offer full seat protection, don't soak up water and so far have worn well, we have them on our DR's as well.



(not our bike, borrowed photo, Thanks Mustang)

They protect the seat from the sun, from scuff marks from your boot as you leg over when mounting(if you drag your leg across the seat) and give 8mm of compression.

Like everything not everyone likes them but the price is low enough to try before you shell out more.

Cheers V2man & GotaV2
Having trouble finding it online. Where do you get it and is it custom fit for a V2?
 

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Try searching Facebook for Sit & Fly
Not custom made but they fit the seat really well
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Protecting the seat is different from cushioning your bum. There isn't much cushioning to these. I don't think it really competes with an Airhawk.

Our AirHawks are sitting the garage in a storage bin. :yesnod:

We changed to these (Sit&Fly seat cover) to see how they were and haven't gone back, hell of a lot cheaper and offer full seat protection, don't soak up water and so far have worn well, we have them on our DR's as well.



(not our bike, borrowed photo, Thanks Mustang)

They protect the seat from the sun, from scuff marks from your boot as you leg over when mounting(if you drag your leg across the seat) and give 8mm of compression.

Like everything not everyone likes them but the price is low enough to try before you shell out more.

Cheers V2man & GotaV2
 

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They give about 8mm compression, probably as much as an air hawk
Some people don't like the mesh and find them slippery so yes not for everyone.
Others have reported that they feel the air flowing under the bum & nether regions but my bum mustn't be as sensitive


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I had the AH2 and found, even with little air, when I sat on it the air would move to the area of your nether region... crowding the family jewels. I got the R model and found it much better. Compare the 2 and you will see what I mean.
 

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The Airhawk has adjustable bladders and the air shifts when you sit on it so the air moves around and it contours to your shape. Some bladders may be 1-2" (25-50mm) high depending on how it is inflated. It relieves pressure points. There is not really a comparison to 8m of mesh. Yes on the R model.
 

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Well I road to work this morning on the Airhawk 2 for the first time. Jury is still out but no sciatic pain so far. If feels like it relieves pressure points so I am remaining optimistic!
 
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