Givi 3D604 Tanklock Tankbag
Works on 2013 Triumph Explorer and 2013 Suzuki Gladius
I was looking for a way to hold wallet, gloves, cell phone and a water bottle and came up with this 3D604 as a solution.
I'm 5'9" and my seat is in the lowest position on the 2013 Triumph Explorer XC I ride daily to work. In the OEM mounting location, this tank bag blocked the lower digits of my tach gauge and bottom of my display. Thankfully the mounting ring on the tank bag allows for 1 position of movement back towards the rider, which was just enough to gain back the visibility I need. If I slouch on the bike, the tank bag covers the gauges, but at least now my riding position/ergonomics is improved by having to sit upright in order to see over the bag and view the gauges.
On the flip side, this is an excellent bag for my wife's 2013 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius. In the adjusted mounting position, this 3D604 fits on my wife's bike perfectly (she has a givi tanklock mount too). Doesn't block her view (she's 5'8") and in the adjusted position, actually gives her the option to lean against the bag a bit/feel more tucked into the bike.
I gave it 4/5 stars as I was kind of let down to see there's no electronics hole to feed 12v into the bag without keeping a zipper open. All in all though, good bang for the buck.
November 11, 2015
Completely unusable on some bikes
BUYER BE AWARE! THIS MAY NOT SUITE YOUR SUPERSPORT!
This bag is really nice, the quality of the materials is very high and i feel that in a crash, anything inside would be totally fine. However, i am unable to make any use of it even in its un-expanded state and positioned as far away as possible with the mounting holes.
On my 05 CBR600RR the bag sits FAR TOO CLOSE AND HIGH up the abdomen for the rider, making reaching the bars in any sort of tuck position extremely uncomfortable, im 6'0" tall. The end of the bag sits almost level with the start of the seat, which may have been ok if it were not so rigid, but as things stand, it looks ridiculous is bag is completely useless for me as turning the bag mount around is impossible without modification. Riding with it as such is quite dangerous, i felt like i could hardly control the machine.
The carry handle catches on my jacket zipper when i switch sides during S bends, this should be removable.
Also the "phone" holder may suite an iPhone, but will not fit a Galaxy Note 2.
Not a very well thought out purchase, i assumed it had more adjustability. I will be selling on as i have recently bought a Givi XS307 which has much better adjustment and fits perfectly, only requiring putting my chest on when in full tuck.
*Note: This is the fault of the motorcycle manufacturers for placing the gas cap so close to the rider on Supersport bikes, NOT the fault of GIVI, who make great products, even if they should have made allowances for this.*
October 15, 2015
Holds everything I need and is easy to remove - Great tank bag!
I've had this this tank bag for a little more than 6000 miles now on my 2015 R1200GSA. The quick release mounting system makes it super convenient when it is time to fill up the gas tank. It is big and holds so much stuff! This makes it great for long trips. The removable map sleeve on the top is very handy too. On a recent trip to Alaska I kept my SLR camera along with a second zoom lens in it for quick access. The quick mount is very easy to operate. I have had 1 incident where the bag came off while I was riding but I think I may have inadvertently hit the release lever (it was a very technical trail). Afterwards I tried to make it fall off again and wasn't able to make the mount fail. The bag is tall. I'm a pretty tall person and I have to lean forward to see over it to view my gauges. I typically just use my Navigator V as a speedometer and gas gauge so this isn't a problem in my case but I could see it being an issue with another bike. The bag also just barely touches the handlebars at full turn. The bag just gives a little and it doesn't restrict handlebar movement at all. I like this tank bag a lot but I think for technical dual sport riding a smaller bag that straps to the tank would be a better choice. The only concern that I have is that it may be too easy to remove. When I park my bike in an area that may be less than secure I take the tank bag with me. It would be very easy for someone to casually walk off with it in less than a second.
September 18, 2015
I've had the tank bag for three months/4000miles. It has held up great, the rain cover works too. Holds everything you need for a day or weekend. The only issue I have had is when I put my phone in the top on a 95 deg day. After about 30 minutes the phone overheated but that's not the bags fault. I would and have recommended this to everyone.
June 29, 2015
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