Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Hi Mike, you must have been typing that question just as I was getting my old Airhawk out of the shed. I am off to Austria in 3 weeks and will do about 3000 miles in six days so I thought I would try it out. Had bought it for the GS and it certainly made a difference doing big distances on that.
I think that the lord mad us into two types, those that had sensitive rears and those that had cast iron rears, I cant make up my mind which I am, because I sometimes can ride hundreds of miles with out an ache and another time it complains under a hundred.
So to be on the safe side its on the bike and being tested out. It certainly fits better on the GT seat and does not slide around as it could do on the GS. I have found today that it needs even less air in it on the GT as when you accelerate quick you can rock backwards and forward on the air. Tommorow I`ll try it in the less inflated mode.
One thing with Airhawks that you have to get used to, is that you feel that you are sitting higher and there is a loosness between you and the bike. You can still hustle along fine but for serious hero blob destruction I would take it off.
They say that its the none movement that gets your rear acheing, mile after mile of sitting still, I believe that the airhawk constanly is moving somewhat and massages your rear.