Cortech Ring Mount for Dryver Tank Bag
Great Product but Missed the Mark in one Key area
I have been using the Cortech Dryver tank bag for a couple of years now. It is probably the best tank bag I have had. It holds everything I need and is waterproof. I have been in all kind of rainy weather and it has never leaked.
So when I moved to a new bike I wanted to keep using my tank bag. So I bought the appropriate ring for my new bike. I installed it without a hitch.
I then tried to attach my tank bag to the ring and it wouldn't fit. I was baffled. I then tried the bag ring that came with my purchase on my Honda tank. It would not fit. In fact it would never fit. The tabs are of different alignments.
I can understand that the rings for the tank are different due to the number of screws on the gas cap but it makes no sense that the tabs to the bag are different. This will make it impossible to take the bag from the BMW to the Honda without changing the bag ring.
If they had made the bag ring interchangeable with the different tank rings it would have been a much better system.
I did recommend this product because of the quality and durability of the tank bag and you have to have this system to use it. They system itself due to the lack of interchangeability would have warranted a not recommend.
March 11, 2015
Careful torquing it down!
You don't want to put any muscle into the screws closest to the saddle. They'll split. : (
Once it's all installed and good, this is a great tank bag mounting solution.
November 17, 2014
Works really good
I bought this with the small dryver bag and it works really well. Once you get used to where it lines up, you can put the bag on and off very quickly. It locks very solid and I have had no problem with it being loose.
July 28, 2014
Works as stated
This mount was easy to install- however, there were no directions, and just a photo- of it mounted on a different brand bike.
There was no indication about where the raised part should go, or where the low part should go. After mounting the ring (and tank bag) I left for a trip and stopped for gas, only to discover that I could NOT OPEN THE GAS TANK FULLY TO FILL IT! The low part needs to be mounted to the side where the gas tank opens.
September 10, 2013
broke with in hours of normal use. no safety strap if mount fails
April 2, 2013
I got this because I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a Givi or SWMotech tank lock system. The 5 bolt pattern mounted to my 2012 DL650 easily. Admittedly I also wanted to leverage an old tank bag, and I had to get $10 worth of hardware to make it less flimsy and attach the connector piece, but the work was easy and still saved $100 plus. Throwing it on and off in the garage seems easy enough. Time will tell on the longevity and if I have any issues with it actually on the road. Summer can't come fast enough.
February 20, 2013
Needed modified to fit my bike
This did not fit my bike (2009 SV650S) without a bit of modification. Two of the supplied bolts were too long. This wasn't a big deal because I was able to just use the ones that were already on the bike. However, one of the bolt wells on the ring that attaches to the bike needed to either be drilled about 1cm deeper or a longer bolt needed to be included. I didn't have a longer bolt in that size and thread, so I drilled out the well a bit deeper. It worked fine, but some people might not be comfortable doing that.
The rings don't quite line up when attached together. There are a couple of spaces where they're off by less than a millimeter. This doesn't appear to be a significant problem. It still attaches the tank bag just fine and holds it in place at speed.
I contacted Cortech about these problems two weeks ago and never heard back from them. That speaks poorly of their customer service.
You spin them to attach the rings together as well as detaching. It's far from a smooth operation. My friends all think that I break something each time I detach them, because it makes an awful noise and just doesn't feel right... But it does work.
I've only had them for a couple of weeks now, but I already see there is a fine powder where the two rings attach together. This is from the plastic getting finely ground down each time the bag is attached/detached. I don't have high hopes for durability... But I could certainly be pleasantly surprised.
With all this said, they do work as advertised. They're just rough and unrefined. As of now, they're pretty much the only product out there (besides the Twisted Throttle set that requires proof of purchase of their bags before they will sell them to you), so that is why I would recommend them to others. I think I was fairly generous in my 3 stars rating.
I hope other companies start competing and driving them to produce a higher quality product.
February 14, 2013
Skip the Magnets and Straps
Took all of 3-5 minutes to install, easily locks into place, and keeps scratches off my tank. -win win.
Immediately after installing took a 1k mile trip and have used it nearly every day since as my go to gym bag. This mount is solid.
February 11, 2013