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PostSubject: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 4:28 pm

I was looking through an older thread discussing seat pads and while I suppose that the air hawk may be the best one, what other seat pads have people used that didn't cost so much?I looked at a gel pad at my local stealership for $80.00. It seemed like a decent pad, but if I need to spend that much, I may as well spend just a bit more and get the airhawk.

Someone ,mentioned a gel pad from Walmart, but when I looked, they didn't have any. Any other suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 4:57 pm

The gel pad at Walmart is okay, but no great improvement. I also feel that a sheepskin doesn't do much more than a bathmat. My opinion - AirHawk is the only way to go unless you are willing to spring for a Russell or Corbin custom seat.

Let's see, you've spent about $1,500 on modifications to the Swing already. What's another $150 to make you comfortable?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 5:04 pm

Buddy:
That was a very good estimate of the cost of the modifications I have completed to date. And your point is well taken. It sounds like an Airhawk (or possibly a Russell Day long) may be in my future, but I also really want to get a power commander, and a nice sound system... It is really more a matter of spreading out my spending, so the wife doesn't get too ruffled.... but then there is also a part of me that believes that it is sometimes easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission...
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PostSubject: seat pad   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 5:36 pm

Airhawk was good for me, though expensive it really works and the option of switching it between the Swing and my Vstar kind of justified the price. I bought the medium and it fits both seats I am waiting for the throttle lock to get here and the swing should be done, I hope. Tony
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 6:04 pm

I had two Alaskan Sheep Skin pads on my 03. Worked great on all the trips my wife and I took. I never tried the bath mat, so, that might work as well. Smile
I am replacing my scooter and will get the Russell seat this time.

You will get some other suggestions here. There is not ONE answer for your question. I have heard some good and some bad comments about nearly everything out there. Only bad thing I read about the Russel is the price. Take notes and get informed.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 7:27 pm

I started with the the Alaskan Sheepskin ( http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-Deluxe/Categories ) which helped provide better heat control, ventilation and moisture than sitting directly on the vinyl. The Alaskan Sheepskin did provide some padding.

On the longer trips I felt like I needed a little more padding so I added an Airhawk ( http://www.derbycycles.com/cgi-bin/eShop/index.cgi?pid=202 ) underneath the Alaskan Sheepskin.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 7:33 pm

Something else about the sheepskin pads... they had a discount code at one time. Anyone know if it is still valid and what it is?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 19, 2010 7:38 pm

I've been using an Allyn Air Seat for about three years (now called the Eagle Air Seat) with satisfactory results. Here's a link:
http://www.allynair.com/PAGE01.htm

Recently I experimented with a pair of padded cycling under shorts for additional padding. Works great for me.
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PostSubject: Sheepskin pad   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 6:08 pm

This may be slightly off the subject but I wanted to throw out there that I have the Alaska Leather sheepskin cover and love it. Large size fits the SWing seat just fine. No wear/tear after about 3-4 years of good use, first on my Burgie and now on Janeway.

Well worth it if you're seeking a sheepskin cover. My partner has a gel pad--I can find out whose if you like. She really likes it, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 11:00 pm

Looking at the Airhawk web page, what size fits the SilverWing?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 11:03 pm

I have the Large but kind of wish I would have gotten the Medium. It kind of hangs over the seat just a bit. But the Large still works great though. For those who may get one when they say the "least amount of air is best". I played around with it for awhile thinking I didn't have much air in it but you just want to have your butt off the seat as little as possible.

They work great though, as least for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 20, 2010 11:22 pm

Opalsboy wrote:
Something else about the sheepskin pads... they had a discount code at one time. Anyone know if it is still valid and what it is?

"deadsheep"

No joke, just type that in the coupon code box. I can't guarantee that it is still valid. You could always call them. You can even order over the phone and tell them that you heard about them from an online forum and they will give you the discount....at least that's the way it was when I ordered from them a few years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 12:11 am

JeffR wrote:
I have the Large but kind of wish I would have gotten the Medium.

I have the Buttrest removed ... I have the medium AirHawk and wished I had the Large.

If you plan on leaving the buttrest in place, then medium.

If you plan on removing or raising the buttrest, then large.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 9:59 am

After riding the new scooter a few miles, I decided the go with the Corbin and then went for the large AirHawk. Much better now. I use the AirHawk for longer trips.

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PostSubject: Re: Seat pads   Seat pads I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2010 10:41 am

Dennis, that's exactly what I have. What I do on longer rides is ride to the first gas stop without the Airhawk, then put it on for the next tank full, and so on. The change seems to help me more than just leaving it on all the time. I tried the sheepskin butt pad, but I think an old throw rug would have worked just as well. Go ahead and spend the money on the Airhawk.

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