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Old August 18th, 2012   #11
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Default Re: Airhawk seat cushions

Ditto on the sheepskin from Alaska Leather, they make one specifically designed for the ST which also fits my Sargent like a glove. I use it 100% of the time, only take it off when it rains. For long trips, I insert a small piece of memory foam underneath the sheepskin for a little extra cushion. Works great.
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Old August 19th, 2012   #12
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Just wonder if anyone is using these and what they think of them. Is this a decent alternative to buy a custom seat?
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I had one, didn't like it one bit,returned it!
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Old November 2nd, 2012   #13
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AirHawk - I have one of them as well, agreed that inflation is key for proper use - have not used it since switching to the Sargent seat
The issue on long trips is where to put it for when you need it - storage space is critical on long trips.

Sheepskin - had one of them until it got wet and the smell would just not go away, could not bring myself to put it up for sale and passing "the smell" to someone else - so it got recycled - not a bad item but would once in a while give me the case of the "itches"

Wood Bead seat - great for when ridding in hot weather or in rain - allows air cooling when hot and you do not end up sitting in a puddle when in rain as it all blows out (sorry no pun intended)

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Old November 2nd, 2012   #14
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A friend told me (who loves his airhawk) that most people over inflate them.

YMMV

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On my second long ride, I purchased - in order -

- A piece of sheepskin from a tanner and tied it to the seat with sewing elastic from a neighboring store
- An Alaska Leather sheepskim (better looking than the tanner model)
- Spencer seat mod
- An Alaska Leather gel filled sheepskin (not as easy to use as the first non-gel)
- Russel Day Long

I think the Russel with the gel gives best results. But often I think the cushion needs more ventilation than the wool provides. The Russel is leather, and recently I've been riding it bare... its okay for 300 miles. Still thinking that for 600 mile days the wool helps.
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A friend told me (who loves his airhawk) that most people over inflate them.

YMMV

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That's true, I only keep mine about half inflated and that's the most comfortable for me.





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In conjunction with whatever you get, also buy yourself at least one pair of LDComfort shorts or tights.

They are uniquely designed with two types of materials - the inner allows moisture (sweat) to pass through it to the outer material which absorbs the moisture and keeps it away from your skin.

Moisture is what breaks down the skin, causing the rash known as "Monkey Butt".

I would hazard a guess that now-a-days, every rider in the Iron Butt Rally use them.

They really make a difference.

I also like their shirts, which can double as a lighter cool vest on hot days. Lasts longer than just soaking a t-shirt.

+1 on Russell. Didn't like the other solutions discussed as much. Save yourself money in the long run (if you are going to ride 500 miles or more in a day, get the Russell.

Don't ask me how I know. ;-)

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