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Been thinking about my first ride on the R3 and where I'm gonna go. It occurred to me that if I go any distance and want to bring something with me (spare sweatshirt, maybe a bottle of water etc.) there isn't much room for it on a short trip.
I've been checking out tank bags and only found one so far on e-bay for the R3. It looks nice. Price (US) $105.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tank-Bag-Wa...015-/121518705977?hash=item1c4b144d39&vxp=mtr

Now, the Ninja300 has been around for awhile and it has rear top case, side cases, and tank bags available. A tank bag will get me by for now, but in the future I might look into side cases for an overnight trip.
What's available?
 

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Make sure whichever tank bag you get its not the one that is attached with magnets. Since there is a plastic cover on the tank.. I made that mistake :/
 

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Make sure whichever tank bag you get its not the one that is attached with magnets. Since there is a plastic cover on the tank.. I made that mistake :/
GIVI TankLock and Sw Motech QuickLock bags work great on the R3. They both use the quick on-off tank ring that you add to the gas filler.
 

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I wear a back pack. If you need even more gear you can wear a second (small) back pack on your front. I've done that a couple of times and it works like a charm. Not cool looking with that 2nd back pack, but oh well. I wear a fanny pack as well and keep it to the side. I always take a cell phone, tablet, and glasses with me as a minimum.
 

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GIVI TankLock and Sw Motech QuickLock bags work great on the R3. They both use the quick on-off tank ring that you add to the gas filler.
I checked out the GIVI site first. The search didn't give me any Yamaha R3 results and I'm not sure what's compatible. I ended up buying the locking tank bag from e-bay that I linked above.
 

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I checked out the GIVI site first. The search didn't give me any Yamaha R3 results and I'm not sure what's compatible. I ended up buying the locking tank bag from e-bay that I linked above.
Yeah, depends on whether the bolt pattern on the R3 filler is the same as an R6 or R1 or another Yamaha.

Let us know how that bag fits......
 

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I checked out the GIVI site first. The search didn't give me any Yamaha R3 results and I'm not sure what's compatible. I ended up buying the locking tank bag from e-bay that I linked above.
I measured and drew out the R3 filler dimensions and will compare it to other Yamaha models at the dealership tomorrow. In the meantime, I noticed that the bag you bought is a clone (or re-badged bootleg) of a GIVI model, 3D603. On eBay for $120 shipped, so you saved $15. Score....

I think the GIVI fitting kit is the BF05 but will verify tomorrow.

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This means all GIVI and KAPPA Tanklock bags will also fit your ring mount.
 

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Checking out the GIVI tank bag on e-bay and it says mounting hardware sold separately (extra $16.). Could this be the mounting hardware?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIVI-TANKLOCK-MOUNT-YAMAHA-/360813985409?hash=item5402307e81&vxp=mtr
If it fits the R3 then that opens up a whole range of GIVI tank bags that use this same mounting hardware.
Here are the GIVI tanklock tank bags available:
http://www.giviusa.com/givi-products/soft-luggage/tanklock-system

I will wait until my "GIVI" clone comes in and do some comparing. Might see my used R3 tank bag for sale on E-Bay!
 

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Hard to say on that hardware. It seems like they're selling the mount that fits on the bag. Then you need the kit that attaches to the tank filler ring. GIVI has a large range of kits, but they don't currently list one for the R3.

Maybe the seller made their own mount ring kits for these?

I wouldn't expect the seller to list it as fitting the R3 if it didn't.

I compared the R3 filler ring to those on a new R1 and a new R6 at my local dealership today and they are different. R1 has only 3 holes and the spacing between, and position of, the 3 holes doesn't match the R3 or the R6.

The R6 has 5 holes but the spacing is different than the R3.

Let us know about fit and quality once you get it.

If it doesn't fit you try re-drilling the holes to match the filler ring OR you could wait until GIVI comes out with their R3 mount ring fitting kit and buy that. They usually only cost around $15 -$16. This is assuming the mount on the bag is a GIVI mount. It definitely looks the same.

Hope it works...Welcome to Beta testing!
 

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I typically use a small tank bag (cortech micro 2.0), just large enough to carry my wallet and phone. If i need to store more items, i use a tailbag (ogio tail bag) and it seems to work well. I'm confident that the tailbag could get me enough stuff for an overnight trip.
 

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I got the tank bag today, it's a re-badged GIVI. Seems like very good quality. It bolted on with very little problems, everything lined up perfect. I had to make one minor adjustment, had to add three rubber washer (I cut them from some old fuel line hose). It didn't come with any directions but it took very little to figure it out. It's very simple and snaps on and off very easy, yet holds very secure.
Doesn't hold much, but perfect for quick trips.























I cut the rubber washers to snug things up.



You can see here where they were needed.



 

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John,

Thanks for posting this.

Great timing, too. I just posted a thread about the same thing, only I ordered a slightly smaller bag from GIVI because I didn't need/want a smartphone window.

I got the ring today and tweaked the holes to fit the filler.

Bag should be here in a couple weeks.
 

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John,

Thanks for posting this.

Great timing, too. I just posted a thread about the same thing, only I ordered a slightly smaller bag from GIVI because I didn't need/want a smartphone window.

I got the ring today and tweaked the holes to fit the filler.

Bag should be here in a couple weeks.
"tweaked the holes"

How did you go about doing that and what ring did you order?

I contacted GIVI about mounting hardware for the R3, but they weren't very helpful.
 

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"tweaked the holes"

How did you go about doing that and what ring did you order?

T contacted GIVI about mounting hardware for the R3, but they weren't very helpful.
I had the same problem with them so I just took a chance and ordered their Yamaha ring.

Here's all the info from my post....

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/5777-tank-bag-solution.html

Once you have the ring you can use any of GIVI's TankLock bags OR KAPPA's QuickLock bags. They're slightly different models.
 

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GIVI Tank Bag

I received the GIVI TankLock XS319 Tank Bag today. Had it installed in less than 10 minutes.

It came with a Hi-Viz Rain Cover and a clip-on carrying strap.

This one is only 3 liters, but actually carries a fair amount of stuff.

Because I understand Murphy's Law of Stuff, "The amount of stuff expands to fill the available space", later on I'll buy a larger GIVI (or KAPPA) tank bag (15, 20 or 25 liters) so I can swap them out depending on how much I want to carry.

I bought the bag on eBay through a seller in Italy. It was $54.43 including shipping and I had it in 10 days. GIVI list price for the bag is $75.00. The mounting ring costs extra, c. $20.00 on eBay, model # is BF05. You can also buy these from TwistedThrottle.com and Tourandride.com Motorcycle-superstore.com and Revzilla.com

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Nice tank bag. I noticed you also added a few washers to make the fit right, I did the same. I put the new bolts in with a bit of blue loc-tite. Since I got my tank bag, I really haven't needed more space, just the basics for the type of riding I do and these small tank bags are perfect to keep your pockets empty and add a few items while on trips. I love how easy and simple the locking system is. Taking the tankbag off and just setting it back on and it clicks right on.
I have not used the map window on the front of my bag at all since I've had it. It's too small to be of any use, my Nuvi wont fit in there.
 

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Nice tank bag. I noticed you also added a few washers to make the fit right, I did the same. I put the new bolts in with a bit of blue loc-tite. Since I got my tank bag, I really haven't needed more space, just the basics for the type of riding I do and these small tank bags are perfect to keep your pockets empty and add a few items while on trips. I love how easy and simple the locking system is. Taking the tankbag off and just setting it back on and it clicks right on.
I have not used the map window on the front of my bag at all since I've had it. It's too small to be of any use, my Nuvi wont fit in there.
I have a Motorola MotoNav GPS and it's the size of an iPhone 6 but oriented horizontally instead of vertically so that smartphone window wouldn't work for it. That's why I went with the smaller bag.

Next I'll buy either the GIVI XS306, XS307, XS308 or Kappa RA308 expandable.

I like the convenience of the TankLock system and it's a really clean looking setup.
 
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