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As Clem requested, here are some pictures of the Airhawk seat on the bike, and how is attached to it.
here is the info from their website. It is the cheapest way to get a super comfortable seat, and you can remove it in 20 seconds. I carry mine on the saddlebag along with riding gear at all times.

Airhawk R Cruiser Seating System w/Cover

NO MORE NUMB BUTT! The AIRHAWK R motorcycle cushion provides the same effective pressure redistribution with interconnected air cells as the original AIRHAWK motorcycle comfort seating systems, but with a new cell design to provide added comfort and to addresses specific pressure areas. “We designed the AIRHAWK R to address all of the issues that our customers have pointed out to us over the years—the new cell design eliminates contact with the tailbone, prostate and the scrotum area," Steve Peyton, Director of AIRHAWK Sales, said. Made from neoprene, the new AIRHAWK R is 15.25 inches wide by 14 inches deep that is comparable in size to the AIRHAWK Medium Cruiser, the most popular AIRHAWK motorcycle cushion. As with all AIRHAWK motorcycle comfort seating systems, the AIRHAWK R comes with a non-skid cover and straps for securing it to the rider’s bike seat. AIRHAWK cushions use shape fitting technology® and are fully adjustable and customizable to each rider.
 

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my 1200r with the regular seat is basically exactly my inseam. . I'm sure my butt would be comfortable on one of these until I tipped over when stopped at a light :)
 

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Thanks for the remind DrDrave, I totally agree with you, This seat gives you couple of inches more of the regular seating, everything depends on how much you inflated, I find myself inflating it almost nothing, it's weird at the beginning but you will get used to pretty quick, and as I mentioned before, I don't even use it most of the time, only when I know I'm going long.

You can spend $600.00 on a letter Corbin seat, or put some gel inserts for much more then the air seat but, the air flow you get on your butt on a hot day, will make a whole difference of riding time.
 

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Cheaper yet: BeadRider - Beaded Motorcycle Seats

Yes, I get laughed at.

Counterintuitive? Yes.

Cool? Not (in the figurative sense, anyway)

Do I care?

I've had this little $45 jewel for over 5 years. Accomplishes the same thing as the AirHawk at about 1/3 the price. And keeps the jewels in a cool breeze on these 200 mile 90 degrees 95% humidity Florida rides... :cool:
 

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Dude. . .as long as you don't look at your butt in a mirror afterward. . .youch, you could play Go on it. . ..
 

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Thanks for the video, do you have any comments after your ride? I find the std seat on my bike so uncomfortable, I'm tempted to buy one of these. Thanks, Frank
 

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I've used for about 4000 miles now and really like it. As Hoshiko pointed out with low inflation your only lifted from the seat by 3/8" or so, makes cross country rides much more enjoyable. I like the shape of this product, I purchased the "Medium Cruiser" which is less fitted to the forward part of the "R" seat, be interesting to compare the two fits.
 

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I never had a problem with pain sitting on the bike for long periods, but I have a couple of cruiser friends who also swear by sheepskin.
 

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FWIW, I put a thin slab of raw gel from Saddlemen underneath a Freedom-Air sport style air cushion. The gel gets the vibration and the air cushions the rest. Works really well.
 

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I tried an Airhawk seat pad today - at various levels of inflation and it doesn't solve the problem with pressure on my coccyx.

Basically, the airhawk bladder just follows the scoop shape of the seat and as expected, that doesn't change the pressure points very much.
I'm going to buy a 835mm high comfort seat.
Any views/opinions most appreciated - thank you.
 

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Try the Freedom-Air. It has pads at the rear of the cushion that might work better for you.
 
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