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05-16-2020 01:44 PM
AmbientMoto I really like how the Airhawk gives me a bit of extra clearance, but the "disconnected" feeling it creates I'm not too crazy about. I took it off for around town, but will take it with for longer rides.
05-16-2020 10:38 AM
saltspring I would never ride without one! The "adventure" model works well for me, but im a thin guy 6ft, 165lbs.
10-05-2019 02:21 PM
jaaklucas
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Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
I've scraped the 'pegs on my '08 three times (that I recall), just after I did an "advanced rider course" in Gilbert, AZ, and I'm pretty sure I had the lowered 'pegs in place.

To be fair - what I scraped was just the "feeler" which sticks down about 3/4" - and never had any concerns about scraping them....

Yea Ive "touched" the feelers on my lowered pegs that are on my lowered bike a few times on some hairpin turns. They do pivot on a spring loaded axis, not a big deal but creates a few sparks. When I first put on my Rivco highway pegs I was touching the road sometimes on a steep lean. They do pivot up. They are great pegs but longish so I took off 5/8 inch off the base of them with a hacksaw,problem solved...
10-05-2019 01:53 PM
KnobbyGuy
I bought the medium

Had mine for 5 years and used it on my '13 and now my '17 650. Fits pretty good.
10-04-2019 12:45 PM
Hux83 Iím looking at the Airhawks online now after reading this thread, and Iím seeing three different shaped ones. Which would you guys say is the best fit for the Versys?
10-04-2019 10:32 AM
RVerde I had a small that worked ok for day runs and espirited riding. I bought the large which is much better for long trips but does have more "disconnect" feeling. I've become accustomed to it and it doesn't bother me as much as it did at first.

The problem with the large is I have to put too much air in it because it overhangs the seat a bit in the back and more so in the front. A medium size would be better.

I have to agree with Airhawk. I get about twice as far before my posterior cries out for mercy.
09-02-2019 12:51 PM
fasteddiecopeman
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Originally Posted by Lee R View Post
I’ll probably give the lowered pegs a shot, do they scrape easy?...
I've scraped the 'pegs on my '08 three times (that I recall), just after I did an "advanced rider course" in Gilbert, AZ, and I'm pretty sure I had the lowered 'pegs in place.

To be fair - what I scraped was just the "feeler" which sticks down about 3/4" - and never had any concerns about scraping them....

09-02-2019 06:04 AM
BEACHBUM I just added Moto Werk highway pegs because of my knee and lower leg ache. For me, putting both feet forward just feels awkward, but one leg at a time eases my discomfort to the point that a 400 mile ride was pleasant, of course I still get monkey butt.
09-01-2019 08:59 PM
Lee R Iíll probably give the lowered pegs a shot, do they scrape easy? Itís that or highway pegs.

I had a bad interaction with motowerks trying to order highway pegs from them. Implying your customers are stupid for not reading something thatís apparently blatantly obvious (not shipping outside billing address, listed nowhere when buying with Apple Pay, nor in fine print) They were so rude I actually grabbed screenshots to show that I wasnít insane, it was listed nowhere after they insisted It was obvious on checkout. So unfortunately Iím not spending my money with them anytime soon.

Alternate source of them somewhere?

That seat fix looks like the trick to eliminate the downward slope not he stock seat.
09-01-2019 03:03 PM
fasteddiecopeman
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Originally Posted by Lee R View Post
...need to work on the knee bend situation with my V650....
Have you got foot-peg lowering blocks? Mine (motowerk ones) lower the 'pegs 1.3" which REALLY OPENS up the rider triangle.

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Originally Posted by Lee R View Post
...Pulling it forward a little also eliminates the forward slant that the stock versys seat has....
Which can be eliminated for a VERY few $ - a piece of scrap steel, TWO 6 x 45mm bolts, 12 = 1/4" washers. Mine gets 'raised' about 9/16", and has survived OVER 170,000 miles among three V650s.





08-31-2019 11:52 PM
marc i have an airhawk in fine condition for sale. i don't know what it's worth.
08-31-2019 10:18 PM
Lee R Iíve used the same airhawk on my past 3 bikes. I used it with a alaska sheepskin to go on a 12k mile trip this past June and was fine for the seat. My knees were in pain for almost two months after the trip however, need to work on the knee bend situation with my V650.

I donít feel disconnected with the airhawk and ride aggressively in twistyís with it all the time. It does take some getting used too but the comfortís worth it. Pulling it forward a little also eliminates the forward slant that the stock versys seat has.
08-31-2019 03:52 PM
Doug Just Doug
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Originally Posted by Modene View Post
Just remember not to put very much air in the air bladder & you wonít feel much disconnected from the Bike!!!
Well, it's a personal thing. I purchased my Air Hawk in person from the owner of the company, who also showed me the proper way to inflate it. Even inflating it the proper way, I feel a bit disconnected. But others may not.
08-31-2019 02:29 PM
Modene Just remember not to put very much air in the air bladder & you wonít feel much disconnected from the Bike!!!
08-31-2019 05:24 AM
BEACHBUM
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Originally Posted by Turk View Post
Thanks everyone for all the great replies. Iíll probably get an Airhawk to try before my next big ride but I donít think I will like the disconnected feeling. One of the reasons I picked the Versys was how good the rider/road connection is on the twistes. However, if Iím doing a long highway slog like I did between Boston and Milwaukee this summer, maybe it is worth the trade off.
You will adapt to the "disconnected feeling". You may find positive benefits such as, instead of scooting your butt over for weight shift simply pressing down on your inside cheek to accomplish the same thing. The other point is that you are connected to the bike with your feet, hands, and knees against the tank. We all respond differently but for me calming my whiney hiney is foremost. good Luck to you....
08-30-2019 08:53 PM
Turk Thanks everyone for all the great replies. Iíll probably get an Airhawk to try before my next big ride but I donít think I will like the disconnected feeling. One of the reasons I picked the Versys was how good the rider/road connection is on the twistes. However, if Iím doing a long highway slog like I did between Boston and Milwaukee this summer, maybe it is worth the trade off.
08-30-2019 10:33 AM
JRW2007 I cannot comment on AirHawk but I found this place on EBay that sells foam and gel to modify your existing seat. They will also do the work if you ship them the seat. They will install foam and gel. Seat looks stock when done but is a huge improvement. I can ride for hours without discomfort. its not as good as my Russell seat but much less $$ and looks like stock seat. I highly recommend, totally worth it. At the time, Charge was less that $150 (did not modify pillion area). Just email them and they will send quote.

Kno Place Upholstery Co.
13069 Pine Cliff Cr.
Rapid City, SD 57702

[email protected]
08-29-2019 05:46 PM
jpd Tried an airhawk on my c-10 and the Versys 650. Could not get used to the disconnected felling and on the c-10 it put my legs to sleep. I almost dropped the bike when I put my feet down. I think I had too much air in it. My wife is using it on the c-10 now and loves it.
08-29-2019 04:53 PM
fasteddiecopeman I HAVE used (and still do - occasionally...) a sheepskin, but w/ the nose of my V650 seat raised I'm pretty comfortable W/ or W/OUT the sheepskin.

08-29-2019 06:07 AM
Smiley I used a cheap camping air pillow under a sheepskin on my Concours 1000 for years. Just a puff of air did the trick. I rode over 19000 km on a hot summer trip that included the Mojave in July.
No Airhawk needed, for me.

I have a Seat Concepts on my V650. I have modified it and plan to post photos in a separate thread.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/o...5774p.html#srp
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