Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Long Beach, CA.
One Hundred Sixty Miles on an AirHawk Seat
I wanted to do a quick review of the AirHawk Seat Cushion over a stock seat. I do love my Corbin but wanted to get back to the solo seat look that attracted me to the Rebel in the first place.
I purchased the AirHawk from Amazon with same day delivery for about $107 (I got the Dual Sport model and it fits perfectly). Installation was easy - remove the stock seat and attach with the included straps. The trick was putting the correct amount of air into the bladder. Too much and it's like sitting on a balloon with rocking front to back and side to side and it's not a good feeling. Too little and it does nothing. I worked it out to where I'm comfortable and there is very little air in the seat - just enough to lift me up off the seat. I rode down from Long Beach to Carlsbad about 80 miles each way and 99% freeway. Before the AirHawk I was able to ride maybe 10 minutes on the stock seat before my rear was dying. After, my butt was no problem. I did experience some lower back pain after about 60 miles but that's a combination of old man syndrome and not enough saddle time. The Corbin helps a little with low back pain because the shape of the seat makes a short back-rest but the shape can also prevent you from moving back in the seat.
All-in-all I would highly recommend the AirHawk - for the price it can't be beat. Don't over-inflate it and you're OK. I'm trying to get my hands on a BeadRider to test out. I am also having a custom seat built over the stock pan. I was supposed to have it back last Friday but it won't be ready until tomorrow.
I'd be happy to answer any questions.
2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (SOLD), 2018 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 (SOLD)