Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Re: Marsee Corona Mount Tank Bag on R1200RT?
FYI I installed this bag today. I am very happy with the bag (I got the Ciao Borsa model, a small 6L bag for day trip essentials) and especially with the quick-disconnect Corona attachment system. I may get a larger bag as well, which would use the same mount.
Install was totally painless. Remove the 4 gas cap screws closest to the front of the bike, and install the Corona tank ring using the 4 longer screws provided (retain originals of course). Took about 2 mins start to finish. Once the ring is mounted, to attach the bag you place it over the ring at about 10 o'clock, and (with a bit of force) rotate it into position. Powerful magnets keep the bag in place, and in the case of the R1200RT, some friction against the silver tank rails as well. No modifications are necessary.
On my bike, since I have the radio there is some interference with the radio control at extreme left lock. It contacts a soft area of the bag, so unless you have it packed tightly with hard items I don't see a problem. Extreme right lock offers no interference at all, I expect the same would be true for a bike without the factory stereo system.
All in all a very nicely made, solid and good-looking tank bag, and it meets 100% my desire for a high quality, fast-on fast-off bag at a more manageable size than the factory bag.
Some pics below for reference.
'08 R1200RT Sand Beige Metallic