I have the cortec and the pad works fine with the aluminum covers over the pipes.
I have noticed however, that the sun will destroy the bags over time. I just had to remove mine. Keep in mind I park in the shade at work when I can, garage at home always and cover during the rain. So, basically if you ride in AZ the sun will eat your stuff....
Not stopping me from getting a new set of cortec bags... just an excuse to get the red ones this time.....
Don't make them wear helmets, thin out the gene pool.
DL1000K2 - Run over 7/2015 by a drunk