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Gel Pads: Good idea, or Not?

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I have been seriously considering buying a gel pad for the Wing. There seems to be a lot of them. When I go to the bike rally there is always a vendor there, but they are kind of spendy.

I thought maybe I could get some opinions from other riders to help me not to make a $60+ mistake.

Your thoughts? :confused:
 

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I have one from Walmart that cost about $20 and it works fine. Good for long trips if you need a little more cushion on your bottom.
 

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Concur with Two Wheel Wing. I bought two of them and experimented with putting hte insert from the two into one cover. Very nice results...
 

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The pricey Air-Hawk inflatable cushion is probably the best. It is fitted for a motorcycle seat and holds it's location pretty well. If you can't justify spending over $100 on your tail bone get the WalMart $20 car seat version. All the product price ranges in between these two are iffy at best.
 

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Just from what I have read the Air -Hawk is the better way to go.
 

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The pad that others are mentioning from Walmart? It is probably the most popular and widely used by Wing owners. (I have two of them)
It is NOT a "Gel" pad however, it is just rubber with hundreds of small square pockets in it that provide cushion and airflow across the arse.

I have seen actual "Gel Pads" and I have read reviews from folks on all types of bikes. The general consensus is, Gel pads get very hot when left in direct sunlight and they hold that heat for a long time! They also soak up heat from your arse while riding and they will retain that heat until exposed to something cooler.
I would personally never use ANYTHING containing Gel on a MC seat because of this.
 

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The pricey Air-Hawk inflatable cushion is probably the best. It is fitted for a motorcycle seat and holds it's location pretty well. If you can't justify spending over $100 on your tail bone get the WalMart $20 car seat version. All the product price ranges in between these two are iffy at best.
Does that feel weird, or take some getting used to? I am shorter in stature and I don't think I'd like a "loose" in the saddle feeling. Just curious what your take is on that...?
 
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