Cortech Ring Mount for Dryver Tank Bag
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
It's good in concept....
but the execution needs some work. I'm sure there is nothing different about my 2002 R1150RT from factory specs where the gas tank ring machine screws are concerned. This kit had the same thread length as the screws I removed from the bike. The ring adapter is about 1/8" thick so the machine screws need at least 1/8" more thread than provided. To RevZilla's credit, they made an attempt to correct it but was unable. I have sourced longer (35mm) screws from an industrial supply company. That said, I am confident this adapter and the Dryver tanks bag it is designed for is going to be great.
October 1, 2012
ease of install on SV650
just got it and install was incredibly easy. Havent tried it with the tank bag yet, but all the screws were proper length and had it installed in minutes. looking forward to slapping on the tank bag with as much ease. thanks for offering the best prices and great speed of delivery. I will definately come back to the site.
May 16, 2012
Works well except a bit too easy to unlock the bag
Installation was a snap. Finish is a molded in gray/tan, Wish it would have been a "goes with everything black".. It doesn't look all that great on my red tanks with no bag attached. :-(
Performance is a bit questionable, in that I found a couple of times on my recently completed 800 mile trip, I would inadvertantly unlock it with my knee or arm(not sure which). I do have the adjustable ring mount almost all the way forward on the bag, so it doesn't take everage on the rear of the bag to unlock it. Easy to relock, It's mounted behind a windscreen, so no air pressure reaches the bag to remove it from the bike should it be unlocked. Durability is TBD. Would recommend with reservation. Haven't had experience with similar ring mount bags, so don't know if similar issue exists with them.
June 20, 2011