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SW Motech Ion 1 Tankbag.

Just installed the SW Motech Ion 1 Quick Lock bag last night. I wanted a small tank ring bag with a map pocket and this looked like the best bang for the buck. Not happy though. The zipper for the expander was stuck shut where it turns the corner when you first pull it open. It took some prying to get it to work and kept sticking every time you shut it completely. So I didn't zip it tight, just up to the corner. My wife came out to look at it and the first thing she did was zip it all the way. Took it off and pried it open again. The problem is there is too much material jammed in that corner with the fiber plate in the bottom of the bag and the expanding sides.
You have to drill holes in the bottom of the bag to mount the plate to the bag. I knew that so no big deal there. They give you different length screws to pick from to mount the ring which is nice and the hardware is decent. Anyway, there is some dicking around, measuring and drilling to mount this thing right. After I got it on I started the bike and it buzzes from idle to 2k rpms. I didn't have anything in it so I threw a few small items in it and went for a test ride. Still did it. I'll fix that as I have all kinds of felt, foam and tape. It's coming from the front of the ring and the plastic plate on the bag which I have mounted as far forward on the bag as possible. It might not do it if mounted further back but not possible on my 15.
On the good side it seems well made and comes off and on easily. I didn't tear it prying the zipper open with a punch and is rock solid at 100mph plus. It looks good on the bike and it is the size I was looking for. Would I recommend it. No! I think I should have spent more $ and got a Givi. All of these ring lock bags are pricey. This was almost $150 and it's one of the cheapest. Thought I'd share this if anyone was considering one of these.

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pics? and damn $150 is ridicules to me... i think $50 is a bit much (im cheap/poor as ****)

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SW Motech stuff is awesome, I wouldn't accept a bad zipper though.

I want a tank ring bag when I get my Verysys maybe I'll put one on my wife's bike lol.

And a $50 tank bag is going to be garbage. Lol

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Easy fix for the buzzing. A couple of really small pieces of felt with sticky backing took up the slack. Just don't zipper the expander all the way tight. I guess I'm old school and expect sh*t to be right out of the box.

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Should have bought a Givi, no drilling, no sticky zippers.
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1. Revzilla or Twisted Throttle should take it back (or anyone for that much $$$, all you have to do is ask!!)

2. Givi is very high quality products engineered well.

3. And your wife was probably watching you through the window fighting the zipper (ha ha, just kidding)
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SW Motech stuff is awesome,

And a $50 tank bag is going to be garbage. Lol
i agree SW Motech has great stuff but i disagree that a tank bag thats $50 or less is garbage ..... price doesnt = quality

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Kawdog-I would have sent it back to Revzilla but I had already installed the tank ring and marked it out for drilling when the zipper issue was discovered. I do agree with Silvie big bucks don't always equal great quality.
Maybe my wife was messing with me. Just kidding.
Anyhow, I'm really happy with it now that I've had it on there for some miles.

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Kawdog-I would have sent it back to Revzilla but I had already installed the tank ring and marked it out for drilling when the zipper issue was discovered. I do agree with Silvie big bucks don't always equal great quality.
Maybe my wife was messing with me. Just kidding.
Anyhow, I'm really happy with it now that I've had it on there for some miles.
have your wife iron the little flap back away from the zipper so it doesnt get stuck as easy

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