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by Bongolian
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:15 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 6
Views: 17376

Re: Parking sensors

Sounds really good, though I’ve gotta say, the most impressive thing is you ‘found an old 35mm film container’.!
Like many I suspect, I’ve gone through hundreds over the years but I’m damned if I could lay my hands on one now. 😁
by Bongolian
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:07 am
Forum: Campsites
Topic: D-Day Landing..
Replies: 0
Views: 1487

D-Day Landing..

Hey folks, anyone have experience of camp sites or Wild Camping near the D-D beaches in Normandy.?
Looking to take a trip over for the 80th Anniversary in June.
by Bongolian
Wed Jan 24, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Thinking of first car
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Thinking of first car

As has already been said, it really depends on your requirements/ use. I typically advise new drivers to choose something small & cheap to run. My daughter, a single girl at the time, choose a Kia Picanto which proved both frugal and mechanically bulletproof, plus it already bore the scars of a ...
by Bongolian
Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Hot Nights..
Replies: 1
Views: 5575

Hot Nights..

Hey folks, I’m looking to fit a diesel heater to my unconverted Bongo Free Top (Triclick type) to increase the opportunities to camp. Most things I’ve read suggest the 2Kw option is sufficient, however they seem a little thin on the ground out there in Tinterweb land, though there’s plenty of 5Kw on...
by Bongolian
Wed Dec 27, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 22033

Re: Happy Christmas

Happy Merry to all.
Luckily the big man brought a headlight resto kit down the chimney with him 👍
Looking forward to giving it a go, when the weather allows.
by Bongolian
Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..
Replies: 5
Views: 19334

Re: Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..

Thanks very much for the info/pic, I’ll have a deeper look and check it out. Is this a ‘known’ issue.? Or am I unlucky.? Was wondering, I previously owned a Suzuki SV650 motorsickle, the front plug was criminally exposed to the weather on the early models so would cause issues as soon as the weather...
by Bongolian
Fri Dec 08, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..
Replies: 5
Views: 19334

Re: Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..

Hello, nah I did try the button when it happened to me, no change, and indeed it would happily still change down to 2nd, but not up to 4th. It had run along in fourth for some miles, but after the rain hit, and the speed dropped it would no longer shift up. My son was driving it on the last occasion...
by Bongolian
Fri Dec 08, 2023 1:33 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..
Replies: 5
Views: 19334

Auto box doesn’t like the wet weather..

Hello folks, still pretty new to life with a Bongo and am suffering an issue with the auto box during wet weather.. Normally all is fine and it shifts through the gears as expected, however twice recently, on both occasions in really horrid rain, the box won’t shift up to fourth. First noticed on a ...
by Bongolian
Mon Nov 06, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: East Midlands
Topic: N.E.Lincs Bongo garage recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 19445

Re: N.E.Lincs Bongo garage recommendations

Thanks for the info folks
by Bongolian
Fri Nov 03, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Longest wannabe Bongo owner ever..
Replies: 4
Views: 21248

Re: Longest wannabe Bongo owner ever..

Early days still but the investment has started to give returns. One and all who’ve had a look have loved what they see, we’ve used it to fetch and carry a sofa, clear a garage, a Jolly Boys outing to Goodison Park, and my eldest took some pals to a gig in it. Only issue has been a reluctance to shi...
by Bongolian
Fri Nov 03, 2023 11:29 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Seat runners
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Seat runners

I’m no expert but the only thing I’d say is be careful as any coloured lube may impact on the carpets, and also as the temp rises inside it may be more likely to become fluid and drip. An old tip for lubricating zips is to use a solid bar of soap or candle wax, I guess fairy liquid might work too bu...
by Bongolian
Thu Oct 26, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongo Security
Replies: 34
Views: 42498

Re: Bongo Security

Way back when.. I have also added a hidden horn switch to a couple of my motorsickles. Bikes suffered with terrible security and anyone with a half decent flat-bladed screwdriver and a hammer could use them as a key and off they’d go. The idea of a hidden switch being if anyone does attack it, they ...
by Bongolian
Thu Oct 26, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: East Midlands
Topic: N.E.Lincs Bongo garage recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 19445

N.E.Lincs Bongo garage recommendations

Hello, I’m in Grimsby (for my sins) and wondering if anyone has used a garage locally where they’ve shown Bongo prowess/knowledge/skills/interest .?
I’m not needing anything imminently, it’s just a good to know thing.
Cheers, Mick
by Bongolian
Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:55 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Emptyness
Replies: 4
Views: 4376

Re: Motorcycle Emptyness

That is Fab.. =D> I’ve been meaning to measure the rear door opening but your pics clearly show it’s big enough. Is it two different bikes in those photos.? (Can’t tell on my small screen). Did you need to do anything to the bike other than remove / fold down the mirrors.? I had a Chrysler Voyager s...
by Bongolian
Mon Oct 16, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongo Security
Replies: 34
Views: 42498

Re: Bongo Security

While this trick may or may not be suitable for a vehicle, my fave garage/shed alarm is a baby monitor. I’ve used mains powered ones in the past, one in the garage, the receiver unit next to my bed but many are also battery powered, no doubt some clever leccy folk could advise on wiring one up to th...

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