Givi 3D603 Tanklock Tankbag
Great small tank bag
This is an impressive small tank bag. If you need to carry unfolded documents, get the larger bag; but if you want a great place to put glasses, garage door opener, wheel and helmet locks, spare towel, Go Pro, and all that stuff, this is a perfect bag. It has stayed dry through some heavy rains, has survived me laying on top of it many times, is very easy to remove and attach. I'll probably get the larger one, too, for times when I don't want to use a backpack for bigger items.
August 10, 2015
This is a fantastic system. Makes taking the bag with me so easy. I use it on every ride, commuting to work everyday.
August 3, 2015
Useful and versatile
Bought this for a 2013 BMW F800GS and got the specific 'tank' bracket to install it. Bracket is a bit annoying to install and I had to add spacers to to the stand-offs to not have the metal on the bracket rub against my paint.
The bag itself is fairly spacious for such a small bag. I can fit a 20 Oz water bottle in there, two granola bars, keys, wallet, cell phone, locking wire for helmet and jacket, half roll of TP, GPS and small battery power pack for my cell phone.
It locks on the bracket securely. The cell phone compartment under the plastic window will fit a 5" Nexus 5 cell phone in a small case, but it is a tight fit. Works better without the case. However, everything is black and enclosed and gets really hot; After 30 min in the compartment in the sun my phone was very hot and I had to take it out as I was worried it would be damaged. Also, unless you leave the phone on all the time, you have no way of hitting the on/off button while it is in the compartment.
Bag comes with shoulder sling and rain cover, plus small money pocket that clips on top of bag itself.
July 27, 2015
Perfect for my Needs
I searched hi and low for a Tanklock Tankbag that was not huge and had a space for my smartphone. (Galaxy S5) The Givi 3D603 fit the bill perfectly. It is well made, doesn't inhibit my view (installed on a 2015 R1200RT) and doesn't hit my chest while riding. The phone sleeve is perfect as well.
The only modifications I would like to see would be a preset place to run electric (no biggie, I'll just make a small incision) and for it to be waterproof so I don't have to fool with the cover. I'd gladly pay a little more to have these modifications...especially the waterproof feature.
All in all, a great product from the best online motorcycle product company in the world. Keep it up Revzilla!
June 25, 2015
I like the bag
If you're looking for a small unobtrusive tank bag, this is a good choice. It is about as small as a person can get at 4 L. I've found it fine for glasses, keys, garage door opener, visor cleaner and cleaning cloths, registration and insurance, cell phone, etc. The installation is very easy, provided they have a kit that will fit and removal from the bike is less than a second. I really like that it is held up off the tank by the mounting kit so there won't be any scratches. The semi rigid style is also very nice. It holds it's shape well while still having flexibility if it is banged a bit. A note, on my Triumph Tiger 800 XC, the handlebars hit the bag a little. It doesn't hinder control or limit steering but contact can be made. I haven't had the bag long enough to know much about durability, but it seems well constructed. The bag is pricey, but it checked the most boxes on my want/need list so I got it. I'm content with the price/value/utility of the bag.
May 19, 2015
Perfect size for a day ride
I put this on a Honda CB1000R. Installation took about 10 minutes. Now that it's installed, it goes on and off in about 1 second. The size is just right for sunglasses (dedicated area), phone, camera, a small bottle of water, and any other small items you might want to bring along on a day ride. It is small enough to be completely out of the way when riding. Construction seems sturdy and it doesn't look bad on the bike.
March 23, 2015
Nice Little Glove Box
I bought this for my F700GS. I wanted a bag for the tank that would serve the same way a glove box in a car does; for maps, the camera, maybe a spare pair of gloves. The requirements were as follows: Quick release, clear "map pocket" on top, not too big.
In the past I've had a magnetic tank bag that worked wonderfully on my old R100GS and a TransAlp, but it was stolen off the TA when I ran into a pet store to grab something for my dog. I also had a very nice Ducati Performance tank bag where the base strapped onto the bike and the bag zipped on and off of it, also allowing access to the gas cap without having to unstrap the base. But I had modified it to make it fit as cleanly as possible to the Monster S2R I was riding, and I let it go with the bike when I sold it.
The F700GS has a plastic "tank", so a magnetic bag was out of the question. Most of the strap bags are very large, and I didn't want to go with straps again anyway. That kind of cut the list down to Givi, which was fine with me since their bags seem to be well-respected (this is my first Givi product ever).
So far so good. The installation couldn't be easier, and the fit and finish are both very nice. At first I was worried that the bag might sit up a little too high and back too far to be comfortable, but I don't even see or feel it when I'm sitting on the bike. I have to look down to see it at all; it doesn't interfere with the controls or seeing the instruments in any way. On a sport bike it might get in the way of a really tight tuck, but on the GS it's just about perfect. My chest rests lightly against it in about the most extreme tuck I would ever be likely to take on this bike, although, admittedly, I don't tend to tuck that much at all. She's a dual sport, and I ride her that way.
The interior compartmentalization is nice, with a divider for sunglasses and other stuff (the divider comes out), plus the top pocket. I'm an old-school non-GPS guy who prefers to get good and "lost" before the map comes out, but occasionally I need written directions to somewhere specific, and that little window intended for an iPhone is great for that. I would not have bought the bag without it.
The only "improvement" I would suggest is that it would be nice to have a totally soft option. The rigidity is nice, but I also wonder how it will hold up over the long haul. It seems that a good shot or two, or a drop, might do it some damage. But only time will tell.
Once nice advantage to this system is that the next Givi bag, if there is one, will just lock onto the same plate on the tank right out of the bag. I don't know that I will ever put a bigger tank bag on this bike, but at least the option is there. And you never know. They may come out with a soft version of the same bag.
February 9, 2015
The bag and mount system are great. Build quality is very good. Storage space and features are good. My issue with this tank bag is, if you ride a supersport and do not have long arms the bag will be pressed into your chest when you reach for the bars. There is no adjustment forward or back on the mounting system. I might have to go with a tail bag, very dissapointed.
February 5, 2015