For the AIRHAWK Motorcycle Cushion to be effective, it must be properly adjusted. The goal is to allow yourself to sink as deeply as possible into the cushion without hitting the bottom of it. This is achieved by having as little air in the cushion as possible.
Proper adjustment can only be done while you are sitting on the cushion.
Step 1: Turn cushion valve counter-clockwise to open.
Step 2: Inflate cushion by mouth until the cushion is filled with air.
Step 3: Turn the valve clockwise to close.
Step 4: Place cushion on your motorcycle, with the air cells facing upward. Sit on the seat in your normal riding position. Place both feet on pegs.
Step 5: IMPORTANT! Adjust the air by opening the fill valve and releasing air until you sink down into the cushion. Close fill valve. Ideal inflation is about 1/2 inch off the seat. If you bottom out on the base of the seat, add more air through the fill valve and adjust again. DO NOT OVERINFLATE. This product works most effectively with a minimal amount of air.
Step 6: Turn the valve clockwise to close. You can check that you have not let all the air out of the cushion by slowly leaning your body (not necessarily your bike) from side to side. You should be able to feel the air transferring beneath you slightly. If too much air is transferring beneath you, let more air out of the cushion.
CAUTION: Protect the AIRHAWK System from pins or other sharp objects and exposure to hot ashes.
WARNING: According to the United States Coast Guard, the AIRHAWK System should not be used as a water flotation device
Attaching Your Cushion to the Motorcycle
Your AIRHAWK Motorcycle Cushion includes a cover that has attachment loops on the sides. Thread a strap or rope through the loops on the cushion and underneath your motorcycle seat to secure the cushion to your bike. You may also use with cushion without attaching it, as the bottom of the cover is made of a non-skid material that keeps the cushion secure in your seat.
Cleaning Your AirHawk Seating System
To clean the product, deflate, close valve(s) and place in a large sink. Using a soft plastic bristle brush, sponge or washcloth, gently scrub the air cells and spaces in between. For better access to the base, spread the air cells against the edge of the sink. Rinse with clean water.
Towel or air dry. To clean the cover, machine washes in cold. Rinse with clean water. Air dry. Do not use heat or bleach.
The Airhawk International, LLC recommends using liquid dishwashing or laundry detergents, or general-purpose housekeeping products to clean your cushion. Dilute an ounce of detergent with a pint of water or follow the product label instructions. Do not use oil-based lotions, lanolin or phenolic-based disinfectants on your cushion as they may compromise the integrity of the rubber.
Patching Your AIRHAWK Seating System
A repair kit is included with your product. Follow the instructions enclosed with the patches to temporarily repair. Although patches do not change the performance, they should be monitored periodically to ensure effectiveness in addressing the leak. If your patch is not successful in addressing the leak, or if the more extensive damage is present, please call The Airhawk International, LLC directly for factory repair details.
NOTE: A standard inner tube patch may be applied in an emergency.
The Airhawk International, LLC. reserves the sole right to determine whether a cushion is repairable.
A minimum repair fee plus shipping will be charged for all products, not under warranty. Estimates for repair must be requested in writing and submitted with the product. If a user fails to submit a written request for a repair estimate, Airhawk International, LLC assumes authorization has been given and will proceed with the repair.
All returns require prior authorization from The Airhawk International, LLC. and are subject to a restocking charge.
If you have questions, call toll-free in the U.S.A. 888-443-2669, or outside of the U.S.A. call 714-259-0177
Send cushions to Airhawk International, LLC 1919 E Occidental St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 U.S.A.