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Airhawk for sale

Ordered an Airhawk but ended with a Corbin seat I really like. Now the new Airhawk(small) is for sale $100
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Sheepskin & BMW seats

I upgraded my R1200GS seat to a Sargent and then added a sheepskin from <Alaska Leather> Home of the Sheepskin Buttpad - Motorcycle Seat Cover What a difference. On a tour of Canada last year my butt BURNED on the stock seat. Now, it is like sitting in a recliner!
Also, while I love BMWs (only bike I have ever ridden), but their stock seats are terrible. I believe after the war the Nazi doctors were unemployed and they all got jobs designing seats for BMW.
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I upgraded my R1200GS seat to a Sargent and then added a sheepskin from <Alaska Leather> Home of the Sheepskin Buttpad - Motorcycle Seat Cover What a difference. On a tour of Canada last year my butt BURNED on the stock seat. Now, it is like sitting in a recliner!
Also, while I love BMWs (only bike I have ever ridden), but their stock seats are terrible. I believe after the war the Nazi doctors were unemployed and they all got jobs designing seats for BMW.
Alaska Leather sheepies are great..
Ok, If anyone is stil reading this thread. In 2006 I bough a Yamaha 2005 FJR 1300. It'ss not a real touring bike, but close enuf. However, I'm a bit stumpy, so I lowered it a lot, front , rear shock, rear links, even had to take off the centerstand and bent the sidestand more.

And the seat... shaved it, looked great. However, found out that Mother Yammy uses two densities of foam... the nice firm stuff on top, and some really wimpy stuff way too soft underneath. gGot the seat shaved, sanded, recovered, felt pretty good. Loaded up and off the next morning.. At least I ride with a sheepskin. However Mr Sheepie was not enuf to compensate for losing about 1 1/2 inches of foam from the seat. Took me 4 1/2 days to get from Cleveland Ohio to Sacrament Ca on the superslabs... only 2400 miles. and this on a bike that will cruise.... uh.... WAY faster than the speed limits! <G> After the first day, I may as well have been sitting on a board. My arse hurt! That will limit hours per day riding!
So if you DO change your seat, take some test rides FIRST! <G>

UnderArmor stuff is great... packs smaller and dries very quickly. Also in ladies' sizes.
for us of the persuasion that need it. <G>
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