Jump to content


Photo

anyone use Airhawk by Roho


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 flyingz06

flyingz06

    FJR Pilot

  • Banned
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Bike: 2009 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:21 PM

for a seat cushion?
2008 Yamaha WR250
2008 Ducati 1098
2009 FJR 1300
2011 Can Am 650 Max XT
2012 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada 1200

#2 Patriot

Patriot

    Isabella is Lazarus

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,152 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Metairie, LA suburb of Ole Nawlins'
  • Bike: 2004 (Gen I) N. America

Posted 16 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

love mine...caveat -> the airhawk sits on a wider than stock Sargeant seat - I can go many, many daily miles with no discomfort


Mike in Nawlins' ..... 2004.5 FJR 1300 Silver Bullet "Isabella" in Nawlins' ..... Darksider #53
IBA# 42430 . my pics - FLICKR CLICKY HERE and New Orleans Ride Captain; Patriot Guard Riders; www.patriotguard.org
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#3 DaJuice

DaJuice

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Hope, MN
  • Bike: 2008 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

I use one. I started with it when I was doing LD Rallys on the R1. I put it on the FJR now when I'm doing anything over a couple hundred miles. I am going to get a Russel built this winter though... I've never gone above 700 miles in a day without it on either bike and don't think I could have with the stock seats. If i continue to use it after I get the Russel built remains to be seen. My 2 cents is they are worth every penny on top of a stock seat.

Here is my R1, you can kind of see the Airhawk (and I just remembered I had parked it next to an FJR)


Here it is moved onto the new ride.

Posted Image
IBA: 416; TeamStrange: 669; GLMC 67

#4 mdisher

mdisher

    formerly Renegade, get used to it.

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,856 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Trenton, OH
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:33 PM

It's in my arsenal for go long days. It's not a substitute for a good custom seat, but in a pinch it works pretty well.

It does trap and hold in some heat tho...


Chief stirrer of the shit.
~ When you start hiding from the public, the public starts wondering what you're hiding.
'06 Yamaha FJR 1300A | IBA#21342 Web: www.dishers.com
There used to be a few nice images here but I tried to add one and now the board bitches that they are too large when they in fact aren't :/
I see dumb people.

#5 flyingz06

flyingz06

    FJR Pilot

  • Banned
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Bike: 2009 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:40 AM

QUOTE (mdisher @ Aug 17 2009, 12:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's in my arsenal for go long days. It's not a substitute for a good custom seat, but in a pinch it works pretty well.

It does trap and hold in some heat tho...



Their website says small, but measurements looks like a medium. What did you guy order?
2008 Yamaha WR250
2008 Ducati 1098
2009 FJR 1300
2011 Can Am 650 Max XT
2012 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada 1200

#6 Patriot

Patriot

    Isabella is Lazarus

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,152 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Metairie, LA suburb of Ole Nawlins'
  • Bike: 2004 (Gen I) N. America

Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:42 AM

QUOTE (flyingz06 @ Aug 17 2009, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mdisher @ Aug 17 2009, 12:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's in my arsenal for go long days. It's not a substitute for a good custom seat, but in a pinch it works pretty well.

It does trap and hold in some heat tho...



Their website says small, but measurements looks like a medium. What did you guy order?

medium cruiser

14x14"


Mike in Nawlins' ..... 2004.5 FJR 1300 Silver Bullet "Isabella" in Nawlins' ..... Darksider #53
IBA# 42430 . my pics - FLICKR CLICKY HERE and New Orleans Ride Captain; Patriot Guard Riders; www.patriotguard.org
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#7 raymond

raymond

    Training Pilot

  • Members+
  • PipPip
  • 49 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western Australia
  • Bike: 2009 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:06 AM

flyingz06, I posted a thread on the airhawks on our australian forum couple of months ago as I had the medium cruiser and it didnt do it for me. Ended up going for the pillion for both me and the lady and they definitaley make an unbearable ride bearable but as some said it dosnt beat a good custom seat. The airhawks do work though. Link below with some pictures of the pillions on both seats on my bike, on the 3rd page. Oh yeh I have an 09 seat Good luck

http://www.forum.fjr...f...p;sk=t&sd=a
JUST TEAR ALONG DOTTED LINE

#8 JuiceMcGoose

JuiceMcGoose

    Training Pilot

  • Members+
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts
  • Location:South Puget Sound, WA.
  • Bike: 2005 ABS (Gen I) N. America

Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:08 AM

The first air seat was the Allyn. Sells for around $50. I've had mine for over 20 years and still works fine. I haven't tried the Airhawk so I can't compare but my guess is there pretty much the same for comfort but the Allyn is a little ugly.

http://www.advrider....ead.php?t=78233

#9 DaJuice

DaJuice

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Hope, MN
  • Bike: 2008 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:06 PM

I actually have a large pillon version - 11 x 14", only because it was a hand me down when I was doing LD riding my R1.
Posted Image
IBA: 416; TeamStrange: 669; GLMC 67

#10 Rick_W

Rick_W

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 211 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pascagoula, MS
  • Bike: 2007 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:02 AM

I have a medium cruiser Airhawk but I haven't used it since I bought my Bill Mayer.

It really helped when I was riding a stock seat.

Rick_W

#11 canucklehead-biker

canucklehead-biker

    Daft as they come...

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Calgary, AB
  • Bike: 2006 ABS AE (Gen II) World

Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

I used a medium last year and it made a 17,000 km XC trip do-able. I switched to a Corbin over the winter, the Airhawk now sits on the saddle of my son's Versys, and he's putting a ton of miles on it.

It took a bit of getting used to at first, getting the inflation into the 'goldilocks zone', and the first few times it seemed like I was riding on a bowl of jello. Once I got the right air pressure into it and got used to it it was great.

I think it rides a bit hotter than a normal saddle, since your butt is essentially wrapped in the cushion. But overall I was quite happy with the Airhawk.

Griff

Griff (Canucklehead) '06 FJR1300AEV, '08 KLR650E
"Sometimes I wonder: 'why is that frisbee getting bigger?' ... and then it hits me!"  

IBA#53874, CBA# 26 (if Carver ever gets around to updating the CBA list!)

NAFO '08, '12; CFR '09, '10, '11 '12, '13; WCR '10, 11


#12 olsonm3915

olsonm3915

    FJR Pilot

  • Members++
  • PipPipPip
  • 243 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Anoka, MN
  • Bike: 2007 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (canucklehead-biker @ Aug 18 2009, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It took a bit of getting used to at first, getting the inflation into the 'goldilocks zone', and the first few times it seemed like I was riding on a bowl of jello. Once I got the right air pressure into it and got used to it it was great.


How would you characterize the amount of air you like in it? Or any other pointers you can share in finding that elusive "goldilocks zone"? I bought one (medium cruiser) and it's better than the stock seat alone, but I have yet to zero in exactly on a level of inflation that is perfectly comfortable for me. I have found I like it mostly deflated but I wonder if there is some secret I am missing out on.




#13 mdisher

mdisher

    formerly Renegade, get used to it.

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,856 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Trenton, OH
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (olsonm3915 @ Aug 18 2009, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (canucklehead-biker @ Aug 18 2009, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It took a bit of getting used to at first, getting the inflation into the 'goldilocks zone', and the first few times it seemed like I was riding on a bowl of jello. Once I got the right air pressure into it and got used to it it was great.


How would you characterize the amount of air you like in it? Or any other pointers you can share in finding that elusive "goldilocks zone"? I bought one (medium cruiser) and it's better than the stock seat alone, but I have yet to zero in exactly on a level of inflation that is perfectly comfortable for me. I have found I like it mostly deflated but I wonder if there is some secret I am missing out on.


Yeah, that's the ticket, almost deflated. I think the instructions say you shouldn't hear or feel air moving as you rock back and forth, which is essentially flat...

I always start it about half full, I can reach down and open the valve a bit when I'm riding to let some out and get settled in. Then I leave it that way for the rest of the trip. Just be careful not to open it up too much or you have to stop and start over smile.gif

-MD
Chief stirrer of the shit.
~ When you start hiding from the public, the public starts wondering what you're hiding.
'06 Yamaha FJR 1300A | IBA#21342 Web: www.dishers.com
There used to be a few nice images here but I tried to add one and now the board bitches that they are too large when they in fact aren't :/
I see dumb people.

#14 TriggerT

TriggerT

    Mr. Impatient

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,474 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rockford, IL
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:00 PM

I thought mine was OK for the long stretches of slab, but there is no way I would use it in the twisties.I like the Russell I bought a lot better, so I sold the Airhawk and Corbin seat. The Russell is better is so many ways, except price.

I'm Finding Something To Find.

IBA #464


#15 mdisher

mdisher

    formerly Renegade, get used to it.

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,856 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Trenton, OH
  • Bike: 2006 ABS (Gen II) World

Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE (TriggerT @ Aug 18 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought mine was OK for the long stretches of slab, but there is no way I would use it in the twisties.I like the Russell I bought a lot better, so I sold the Airhawk and Corbin seat. The Russell is better is so many ways, except price.


Yeah definitely not a tool for the twisties, but when you're sore and/or trying not to be and simply busting ass on the slab for a long day to and fro it's worth while IMHO.

But you're right, if you get a good fitting Russell (of which mine was not) you don't need it, or shouldn't.
Chief stirrer of the shit.
~ When you start hiding from the public, the public starts wondering what you're hiding.
'06 Yamaha FJR 1300A | IBA#21342 Web: www.dishers.com
There used to be a few nice images here but I tried to add one and now the board bitches that they are too large when they in fact aren't :/
I see dumb people.

#16 Patriot

Patriot

    Isabella is Lazarus

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,152 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Metairie, LA suburb of Ole Nawlins'
  • Bike: 2004 (Gen I) N. America

Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (olsonm3915 @ Aug 18 2009, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (canucklehead-biker @ Aug 18 2009, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It took a bit of getting used to at first, getting the inflation into the 'goldilocks zone', and the first few times it seemed like I was riding on a bowl of jello. Once I got the right air pressure into it and got used to it it was great.


How would you characterize the amount of air you like in it? Or any other pointers you can share in finding that elusive "goldilocks zone"? I bought one (medium cruiser) and it's better than the stock seat alone, but I have yet to zero in exactly on a level of inflation that is perfectly comfortable for me. I have found I like it mostly deflated but I wonder if there is some secret I am missing out on.

it's less air than you think...you want just enough for the lowest part of your butt to only be 1/8" or so off the bottom
just enough to float your butt without bottoming out
Mike in Nawlins' ..... 2004.5 FJR 1300 Silver Bullet "Isabella" in Nawlins' ..... Darksider #53
IBA# 42430 . my pics - FLICKR CLICKY HERE and New Orleans Ride Captain; Patriot Guard Riders; www.patriotguard.org
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#17 flyingz06

flyingz06

    FJR Pilot

  • Banned
  • PipPipPip
  • 237 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Bike: 2009 ABS (Gen II) N. America

Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (raymond @ Aug 17 2009, 08:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
flyingz06, I posted a thread on the airhawks on our australian forum couple of months ago as I had the medium cruiser and it didnt do it for me. Ended up going for the pillion for both me and the lady and they definitaley make an unbearable ride bearable but as some said it dosnt beat a good custom seat. The airhawks do work though. Link below with some pictures of the pillions on both seats on my bike, on the 3rd page. Oh yeh I have an 09 seat Good luck

http://www.forum.fjr...f...p;sk=t&sd=a


thanks!
2008 Yamaha WR250
2008 Ducati 1098
2009 FJR 1300
2011 Can Am 650 Max XT
2012 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada 1200

#18 canucklehead-biker

canucklehead-biker

    Daft as they come...

  • Members++
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,033 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Calgary, AB
  • Bike: 2006 ABS AE (Gen II) World

Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (Patriot @ Aug 18 2009, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (olsonm3915 @ Aug 18 2009, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (canucklehead-biker @ Aug 18 2009, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It took a bit of getting used to at first, getting the inflation into the 'goldilocks zone', and the first few times it seemed like I was riding on a bowl of jello. Once I got the right air pressure into it and got used to it it was great.


How would you characterize the amount of air you like in it? Or any other pointers you can share in finding that elusive "goldilocks zone"? I bought one (medium cruiser) and it's better than the stock seat alone, but I have yet to zero in exactly on a level of inflation that is perfectly comfortable for me. I have found I like it mostly deflated but I wonder if there is some secret I am missing out on.

it's less air than you think...you want just enough for the lowest part of your butt to only be 1/8" or so off the bottom
just enough to float your butt without bottoming out



+1 ... actually, was my wife (RN who works in geriatrics and chronic care) showed me how to set it up properly so I didn't get "chair sores"

Griff (Canucklehead) '06 FJR1300AEV, '08 KLR650E
"Sometimes I wonder: 'why is that frisbee getting bigger?' ... and then it hits me!"  

IBA#53874, CBA# 26 (if Carver ever gets around to updating the CBA list!)

NAFO '08, '12; CFR '09, '10, '11 '12, '13; WCR '10, 11


#19 SebringSilver

SebringSilver

    Training Pilot

  • Members+
  • PipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The ATL
  • Bike: 2006 ABS AE (Gen II) World

Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:18 AM

QUOTE (TriggerT @ Aug 18 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought mine was OK for the long stretches of slab, but there is no way I would use it in the twisties.I like the Russell I bought a lot better, so I sold the Airhawk and Corbin seat. The Russell is better is so many ways, except price.


I live about 60 miles from the North Ga mountains, so my first hour and a half is heavy Atlanta traffic before I hit the twisties. I attach my Airhawk only using the front ties and then when I start running the mountains I just lift the Hawk up over the tank and I am back on the seat where I can move my weight around. On my way home I just put the Airhawk back and relax. I did 600 miles last Sunday and the Airhawk worked great.