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    Jet9 - lower water bottle bolts - what to do

    What are you all doing with the lower water bottle frame bolts? On my last jet I kept them in and from all the obstacles I cross they were all mashed up and when I eventually tried to unscrew them they were stripped. I am thinking about leaving the screws out and filling the holes with silicone I would think this would allow me to go over obstacles w/o issues like a bolt grabbing a log, etc. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExigeS
    What are you all doing with the lower water bottle frame bolts? On my last jet I kept them in and from all the obstacles I cross they were all mashed up and when I eventually tried to unscrew them they were stripped. I am thinking about leaving the screws out and filling the holes with silicone I would think this would allow me to go over obstacles w/o issues like a bolt grabbing a log, etc. Thoughts?
    Silicone? NO, just go to home depot and get a plastic push plug, size is 315" I think. Just remove the bolts and push them in and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowman
    Silicone? NO, just go to home depot and get a plastic push plug, size is 315" I think. Just remove the bolts and push them in and done.
    Great idea Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExigeS
    What are you all doing with the lower water bottle frame bolts? On my last jet I kept them in and from all the obstacles I cross they were all mashed up and when I eventually tried to unscrew them they were stripped. I am thinking about leaving the screws out and filling the holes with silicone I would think this would allow me to go over obstacles w/o issues like a bolt grabbing a log, etc. Thoughts?
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    The plastic push plugs are pretty cool and can usually be found in black or white. Cyclocross racers sometimes cover bottle mounts with electrical tape, but that's not particularly durable. I use Ti button head bolts.They don't rust and they look all sexy-like. But if you tried bolts before, perhaps it's plug time.

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