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Versys-X 300 General Discussion Please post any 2017+ Kawasaki Versys-X 300 related topics that DO NOT fit into any of the other topics here.

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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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Just a follow up on the earlier post that I made about the Air Hawk seat cushion. I decided to try one on this bike because I had an Air Hawk on another bike a few years ago when I use to do long distance multi-state trips, it provided much relief then. I've finally had a chance to do a 2 hour ride yesterday using the new Air Hawk seat cushion, it works as good as I was expecting. I had no VX achy but syndrome for the first time on an hour or longer ride. You inflate it just enough to keep your but off the seat, which is about 1/4 to 1/3rd inflated. The only down side to the Air Hawk is that it can lift you up by 1/4" to 1/2" depending on how much air you need to keep a cushion of air between your butt and the seat. So if you have a short inseam, it might not be a solution for some. I also don't think its very attractive, especially with a red stripe running down the middle, my old one was just black with no stripe. But this bike is not my primary ride, so I'm not as concerned with the looks, as much as I am with function. I also think its kind of pricey at a little over $100 for what you get though, I think my old one cost me around $69 or $79 dollars.


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Just a follow up on the earlier post that I made about the Air Hawk seat cushion. I decided to try one on this bike because I had an Air Hawk on another bike a few years ago when I use to do long distance multi-state trips, it provided much relief then. I've finally had a chance to do a 2 hour ride yesterday using the new Air Hawk seat cushion, it works as good as I was expecting. I had no VX achy but syndrome for the first time on an hour or longer ride. You inflate it just enough to keep your but off the seat, which is about 1/4 to 1/3rd inflated. The only down side to the Air Hawk is that it can lift you up by 1/4" to 1/2" depending on how much air you need to keep a cushion of air between your butt and the seat. So if you have a short inseam, it might not be a solution for some. I also don't think its very attractive, especially with a red stripe running down the middle, my old one was just black with no stripe. But this bike is not my primary ride, so I'm not as concerned with the looks, as much as I am with function. I also think its kind of pricey at a little over $100 for what you get though, I think my old one cost me around $69 or $79 dollars.


Good idea, but I cannot take the additional seat height, unless I lower my bike even more.
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I got a production date from Russell the same day I brought home the bike. I chose a Russell Sport seat. it is supposed to settle in to the same height as stock. I think it is about an inch higher, so I bought a Moto Werke lowering link that lowers it an inch. This is a great solution to the seat problem.

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Here is my Corbin. Longest ride so far is 2 hours and I am happy with it.
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I bought an Air Hawk for my V-Strom. It was great for highway droning, but I found the lateral flexing while riding the twisties to be very disconcerting.

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What are we looking at as far as wallet damage goes for a Terry custom seat?
Contact him. Every seat is different because they are custom for the rider. You choose the height, width, material, pattern, foam density, etc.

I have had solo rider seats done for $200 and custom seats for $400 and every price in between.

Attached you can see the different foams he layered for my custom Versys 650 seat.

Also a seat for my Trophy SE.

and my Meanstreak
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