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Aqua Aire Cushion on the Motorcycle

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Getting Comfortable on the Wing

This used to be called..."For Tall Riders." But most of these ideas work for
any sized
person, so I've color coded it to that end. You might think of this as
an info-mercial
on Goldwing comfort. Since we are all different, not everyone
will appreciate
everything and that's OK. Add your own suggestions. These
are the things that have
made the Wing fun for me and many others. Some
ideas came from other riders...
some from me...but I'm not telling.  So, read
on;



Everything posted is applicable to tall riders.
[Blue denotes uses for shorter inseams as well.]

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These are the accessories that have helped me most. I have
listed them in what I think is the order of helpfulness:


Aqua-Aire Seat Pad [Also for 1500s and Valks]

Mick-O-Peg Model K/D-HS [K/A-HS for longer inseams; K/L-HS for shorter]
giving
more of a Harley seating position. [Also for 1500s and Valks and
BMWs.]


Diamond Seat [Also for 1500s and Valks]

Reg Wing Wedge Handlebar Risers

Rattlebars Kickshifter and Peg Relocation Kit [also for Valks]

Kuryakyn 4453 Iso-Wing Mini Driver’s Boards

Airhawk Seat Pad [Also for 1500s and Valks]

I am 6’2”, 234 lbs., 32 ½” inseam [crotch to ankle, 34” pants.] It took me
over a
year and a half to research and come up with a way to be comfortable
on the GL 1800. I am finally there. I hope this info can be of help.



Mick-O-Peg Model K/D-HS [K/A-HS for longer inseams; K/L-HS for shorter]
giving
more of a Harley seating position. [Also for 1500s and Valks and
BMWs.]


Diamond Seat [Also for 1500s and Valks]

Reg Wing Wedge Handlebar Risers

Rattlebars Kickshifter and Peg Relocation Kit [also for Valks]

Kuryakyn 4453 Iso-Wing Mini Driver’s Boards

Airhawk Seat Pad [Also for 1500s and Valks]

I am 6’2”, 234 lbs., 32 ½” inseam [crotch to ankle, 34” pants.] It took me
over a
year and a half to research and come up with a way to be comfortable
on the GL 1800. I am finally there. I hope this info can be of help.

While it is my opinion[especially for taller riders]that an aftermarket seat is the best solution, many are hesitant to spend that much. A good place to start would be the Aqua-Aire seat pad which sells in the $30 to $40 range.

I have been an advocate of the Airhawk Seat Pad for the last two years. It has been an excellent pad though it is $150 plus shipping. Recently, someone on one of the boards mentioned using the Aqua Air Seat Pad and for the price of $30 including shipping, along with a [cheap] carry bag.

I had been playing around with my Diamond Seat [reviewed below] to find the best height and decided to try this out to see what it could do. I wanted a bit more height comfortably. This does the trick and made a great seat just about perfect.

The AA pad offers a combination of water and air support. The pad is larger than the Airhawk and about the same size as the Airvent offering full "big butt" support. So far, so good. But this is where the AA excells. It does not taper in the front so it hangs over the tapered part of the seat, moreso on stock than on my Diamond. This gives the added thigh support that most of us "oldwingers" appreciate and need. This pad is definitely more comfortable for me than the Airhawk, but since I have an Airhawk, I tried it out on top of the AA. Very Good! If you can take the added height and already own an AH, adding the AA underneath might be a good idea. I would choose the AA over the AH if I were to do it all over again.
WARNING!!!! YOUR BUTT MY DIFFER. Laughing

Recommendations: If you are not satisfied with your seating position now, this would be a relatively inexpensive way to start. It will raise you up 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch depending on how much water and air you add. If you find it does not work as a motorcycle seat you can always use it in the office, around the house or as a stadium pad.]

http://www.gl1800riders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=740#740

Testimonial Quote: I thought I would never get comfort on this GW....I looked high and low...from Airhawk, to gel-pad...I think I have tried them all. I was ready to fork big dollars of a Diamond seat, and then this Aqua-Aire cushion came along and changed my ride for ever. I now ride for