Your Ideal toolkit

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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by JulesMartin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:24 pm

Tray under the engine??? What tray under the engine? I don't have one of those! Ohh No! not something else to buy! #-o
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by Bob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Hopefully someone (Geoff, please) will help with the Lush Projects diagram, but there's normaly a tray right under the engine.

I believe it's to assist air flow and keep road muck off the business part, but others with more techie knowledge will likely know more.
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Post by g8dhe » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:09 pm

Yes there is a multi-part tray under the engine, collects liquid spills, deadens road noise and forces air flow up thru the engine compartment. See here http://www.lushprojects.com/bongopartsm ... mgno=.html
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by Bob » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:47 pm

Thanks Geoff. :D
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by JulesMartin » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:57 pm

Thanks Geoff and Bob. Nope nothing like that at all when I tilt the seats back I can see straight down to the road and i've been underneath it enough in the last few months to know I've not got anything like that. I'm a bit concerned with your comment regarding assisting with the cooling otherwise I've lived without it so far and thought I didn't need it I was going to carry on but if it helps in the cooling then I best get searching. Problem is I'm now eating into my bodywork budget :( :(
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by Doone » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Lots of Bongos run without the tray, but it does serve an important purpose, as shown in the diagram on Steve Widdowson's post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36433&p=385304&hilit=Tray#p385304
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Post by mikeonb4c » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:16 pm

I think its much better to have a tray. Aa well as sound deadened and protecting gear from road water and grit and (if diesel) being somewhere you can rest a container and rag to catch drips from a leaky fuel injector (been there done that!), it acts as a venturi i suspect to pull air through the engine compartment and/or promote a chimney effect when stationary, pulling in cooler air as hot air rises
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Post by plonkatronix » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:45 pm

And I thought it was to catch the oil leaks from not fitting a sump gasket :lol:
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by JulesMartin » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:39 pm

Thanks for that link Geoff, from that pic it seems that there are three parts to the tray. I don't have any of them.

Anybody got any thoughts on where I could source these? Bongospares don't seem to list them but I guess worth a call but money is running out quickly now and still need the rear wheel arches doing :(
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Re: Your Ideal toolkit

Post by Bob » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:42 pm

Certainly worth a call to Bongo Spares.

I guess they don't list every part, particularly bits that don't sell often. :)
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