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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Which Airhawk Seat Do You Recommend?

I have the 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom VT750C2B. To save my butt, I thought of an Airhawk seat, however I need advice as to what size is recommended. Your advice please is needed and thanks ahead.

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Do their seats fit Shadow Phantoms? Are you talking seats or cushions?

Fwiw, here is a 2012 VT750C2B with a Corbin on it:

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I had an Air Hawk cushion, I recommend a Mustang seat. The AH was a good "for now" option, but I found it changed the seating position, which I wasn't fond of.

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I had an Air Hawk cushion, I recommend a Mustang seat. The AH was a good "for now" option, but I found it changed the seating position, which I wasn't fond of.
I like my set-up. I have a Mustang seat on the VTX, but a Corbin on the Phantom. I don't think I'd like either seat switched over to the other bike. In other words, I prefer the Corbin on the Phantom, and the Mustang on the bigger VTX since the Mustang seat is bigger. The Corbin on the Phantom has a sleek, mean look, and is very comfy.
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Hi. I'm talking about something over oem seat. I realize that my legs are too long and I end up sitting higher messing up and numbing the butt. BTW: Your bike looks great.
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I can't speak on the Air Hawk, I had/tried a pro pad. Lasted one long trip on the pad. Got my vlx a softly used mustang wide tourer and haven't looked back since.(around 60k miles on the mustang)

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I've been using the 12" air hawk on my VT750C2 for about a year and a half , over the stock seat. Works good. Don't want too much air in it.
About 1/2 to max 1" above the seat works best . The lower the less moving around.

I weigh 180. It didn't change anything as far as handlebars or shifter/ brake positioning.

Didn't want to spend the money on a better seat cuz I was planning on selling the Spirit and
bringing the 1300 home after a good continental ride , but that didn't happen yet . I also used the same
Whoopi cusion on a Phantom stock seat for about 800 miles . Works good.

Main key is not too much air.

EDIT: just looked it up it is the 14"x14". Size: Md AH2MED
Looks like it went up a little bit. Got it on Amazon.

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Hi. I'm talking about something over oem seat.
We all know what you are asking but most bite the bullet and buy a replacement seat as soon as possible because there is no substitute for a good seat. I myself am a fan of Mustang almost instantly after 2,000 mi. on the stock seat. Besides a seat pad looks kinda cheap but some do a good job but I personally can't tell you.







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Thanks to all for your advice. I checked the Mustang seats and noticed there're a bit pricey. The Airhawk is around $107.95 for the 14 x 14 CRUISER MEDIUM
FA-AH2MED. Since I ride just a little bit at a time in the Sunshine State, it seems like it's a good idea to get the Airhawk. Thanks again...
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This is the one I bought in 2014 on Amazon. "Airhawk R Seat Cushion With Cover 14 Inch Deep X 15.25 Inch Wide Black". I used it for about 1 1/2 years and found it to be a significant improvement over the stock seat. On the stock seat I was hurting after about an hour of riding. This added about another hour to hour and a half before my butt was sore. I decided I wanted a seat with a backrest, so I found a used Mustang seat with a backrest on eBay. Sold the Airhawk for $135 on eBay. In my opinion, the Airhawk is a nice, reasonably priced improvement over the stock seat. And if you don't like it, there is a resale market for it. I am 5'10" and weigh 168 lbs.

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