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Anyone who has bought the Yamaha seat cowl for their R3 will have gotten two black trim parts with the kit. In the image below, they are the two parts to either side of the cowl, on the left (ignore the red arrows).
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These are not used for the R3. They are included for use on the MT03, which has grab handles.

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When these are removed, there are holes in the rear fairing. The two trim closures fill these holes.
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R3 owners can discard the trim parts.
 

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Kevin, this is in regard to a genuine Yamaha seat cowl and not an aftermarket cowl, yes?
 

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Kevin, this is in regard to a genuine Yamaha seat cowl and not an aftermarket cowl, yes?
Yes. The knock offs don't include the trim pieces from what I can see. That means for the MT03, there is no trim to cover the holes from removing the grab bars. For that, they will need to source part number B04F48450000 which is the little OEM cover parts Yamaha provides when the grab rails are not used.

Also note that the knock offs include little rubber bits to attach to the mounting hooks, to make up for sloppy fit, Those usually fall off unless glued in place with weather-strip adhesive. The Yamaha cowl does not include these, as he fit is like the original. Another difference is that the rubber bumpers on the OEM cowl are attached with screws, while the knock offs use push-in bumpers.
 

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FYI, you can mount the stock tool kit under the cowl mounting rail. It tucks in nicely, and the cowl has two pins that keep it from sliding forward. I use two Velcro cord wraps rather than the rubber band to secure it in place.
 
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