Givi 3D604 Tanklock Tankbag
A bit large for a Monster 696
I've had the smaller Givi 3D603 tank bag for a few months, and been satisfied with it apart from finding it a bit small for my commuting needs, which are mainly to carry my lunch and a few other small items. Having no other complaints with the 3D603, I figured I'd give the 3D604 a try.
The 3D604 is pretty much a larger version of the 3D603 with a few key differences. Instead of a small pocket/phone window cover, it has a 7" tablet/map pocket. This is a plus if you want to use a larger tablet for mapping, or a traditional map. The downside is if you want to avoid glare from the tablet window or cell phone window, you have to flip it upside down. Speaking of the cell phone window, the pouch to hold the cell phone is the same size as on the 3D603. My Nexus 5 with a 5" screen fits nicely without a case, and is snug with my tech21 D3O case. However, your ability to safely use the tablet pouch or phone window will vary with your bike. For me to use it on my Monster 696 would require me to look straight down, which is far from ideal.
Unlike the 3D603, the 3D604 has an adjustable baseplate that allows you to position the bag about 1/2" closer to or farther from you.
Depending upon your particular motorcycle and height, you may find that the 3D604 obscures your instruments or bumps against your chest even when un-expanded. Given my height (5'7", 30" inseam), the 3D604 blocks the lower half of my instrument panel with the baseplate in the middle position, and still partially obscures it when positioned closer to me. This is probably why a rebadged version of the smaller 3D603 is sold as a Ducati Performance accessory. However, the 3D604 allows me to carry my lunch with more room to spare for other items, so I'll likely use it for daily commuting, and my 3D603 for pleasure rides.
May 21, 2015
Bag is just perfect for every day use, or for long trips. tab pouch has glare on strong sun, therefore you can flip it upside down. Other than that i would highly recommend this product. My bag is installed on vstrom 1000 2014, and fits just perfect. There is no obstruction to view gauge. Just perfect
May 18, 2015
Shape and Size could be an issue
I installed this product on a 2013 BMW K1300. The quality is very good and the installation easy. However, the size and shape is a little of a hindrance when riding the bike (the smaller size bag was not yet available). It might work better with modifications raising the level of the handlebar grips. They might have also modified the shape somewhat to taper the bag more where the rider leans against it while riding.
April 7, 2015
This is a good tank bag for the money. The cell phone pocket takes a little getting used to. It is easy to get on and off the tank to refuel, and it does not touch the paint.
September 29, 2014
Holds all my chilly gear
Used to stow my chilly wear for my 1030 pm commute home. Install was simple on my 06 Bandit 1200. Swallows my Rugby type shirt,quilted jacket liner, heavy balaclava, gloves and wrapped up clear glasses-with bag expanded. Rain cover and shoulder strap are always in the mesh lid part too.
I use a small bungie cord with clips around carrying handle and my bars- I just swing it over the front brake lever when fueling up.Install was simple 2 minute job.
Got caught in a wicked thunder storm on a busy hyway no time to pull over before getting completely soaked and all the contents were still dry when I got to work!
Sits a little crooked though, like 11 o'clock.
September 1, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for.
This tank bag not only mounts up perfectly, but it matches the OEM bags and styling of my '14 Multistrada GT. Perfect fit. iPod/Ipad mini window rocks. Quick release is MUCH better than other options out there… if I had to complain about anything it would be the lack of outside compartments and the water proof cover takes up a bit too much room inside. Overall, extremely satisfied.
August 25, 2014
Easy to use and holds quite a bit
Nice tank bag, locking system is awesome . The molded shape gets a little bit bent up but still functions great. Expanding feature came in handy
August 5, 2014