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Airhawk seat pad.
« on: June 11, 2018, 17:05:19 »
Hello all. What type or style of airhawk cushion fits a vstrom ( riders seat)? There are cruiser, sport etc pads and small, medium and large too. Best fit for a 14 Veek.
I've had two seats now, shad comfort and an oe Suzuki tall seat but still I get this tail bone pain. Comes on about 100-150 mile mark. Thought the tall seat would sort it but its no better really so was thinking about an airhawk.

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 23:24:58 »
Seriously try a bit of dead sheep...

Not a leg of lamb.
A bit of sheep skin rug.

I got 2 'bike seat covers' from LambLand.co.uk
About £20 each. Makes a world of difference and doesn't feel like I'm floating on a lilo like the AirHawk things.

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 23:31:16 »
See pic of one on the GSX

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 08:33:22 »
After a long ride last weekend the sheep skin rug option looks great - how did you fix it in place?

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 08:49:54 »
Sewed a little adjustable strap on it that goes under the seat.
I've had one on all my bikes at some point.

Makes a huge difference.
I brush it from time to time.

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 12:54:30 »
Cheers - I get the needle and thread out (and buy SWMBO a gin and tonic).

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 13:40:04 »
Sheep skin is tough. You'll need a decent needle and a thimble too.

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 23:13:20 »
I might try Tony Archer to get the seat reshaped with more padding, thinking of going for the corbin style, likely wait now to have it done over the Winter.
http://tonyarcher.co.uk/services/bike-seats/

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 07:11:07 »
Mr Archer knows his stuff.  :thumb:
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 16:56:14 »
I might try Tony Archer to get the seat reshaped with more padding, thinking of going for the corbin style, likely wait now to have it done over the Winter.
http://tonyarcher.co.uk/services/bike-seats/

Yep  said before, this chap is the business.  Sorted out a Bandit 1250 Seat for me. Was an instrument of torture then became a wonderful thing.  Give him a bell, worth doing over winter for sure. :)
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 22:02:13 »
Never mind the seat.. surely there must be a market for inflatable pants..?
(And surely it’s not just me, is anyone surprised ‘mr_diver’ is recommending a furry seat cover.?).
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2018, 22:52:11 »
King Orry, just look at Divers location, Those lads know everything about sheep. Just saying. :whistle:
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2018, 22:56:31 »
One day I may take all those comments personally  :icon_batterup:

But seriously the sheep skin works wonders. But it does need a brushing now and again... you know you got to treat your sheep right  :icon_wink:

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 16:34:52 »
lol. Nowt personal diver. I sem to remember something about the lanolin being removed from the black-dyed pads, rendering them a bit soggier in the wet? maybe you can put lanolin back into them though? I can't remember :shrug:
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 17:10:29 »
Water runs off mine mostly. But leave it in the rain and it will get soggy. You can retreat them.

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2018, 21:25:44 »
The black ones are dyed..........don't try to dry them with a white towel from a B&B!!!!!!!! :whistle: :shy:
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2018, 21:43:18 »
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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2018, 13:16:48 »
anybody tried cycling shorts?  they have got padding in the arse area.
just a thought. I've never tried them. 

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Re: Airhawk seat pad.
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2018, 15:57:25 »
Can't remember from which site the link comes from, but I made a note as it looked like a cheap solution to try: https://putnams.co.uk/products//inflatable-stadium-seat-cushion