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    Holy carbon! plug, grommets, etc...

    Short version;
    Is there supposed to be extra bits included with the bike for all the holes?
    If so, a description or pic would be helpful & greatly appreciated.

    Longer version;
    Floor model 2017 Thunderbolt 730 MSL
    I'm thinking about water entry & optional cabling.
    I received 1 grommet in the packaging, which I put in the big hole under the TT.
    Was also missing a plug for HT, since rectified.
    Going around in circles (part of the fault is mine) with RMB & LBS, definitely some mis-information involved & maybe I'm asking for something that doesn't exist.

    OT: the bike is great, but hope to soften the ride a bit.

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    When you buy a frame-only you get a bigger kit of rubber plugs than with the built up bikes. You get the smaller diameter plug that fill the front derailleur shift cable hole and the shock remote hole, and you get two larger plugs for the dropper post hole, one that is solid and one with a hole in the middle for a cable instead of a hose. And there is the rubber grommet for the underside of the TT for the remote for the shock. A built-up frame like the 730MSL usually has the front shifter plug, shock remote plug and the dropper post plug installed.
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    Here's the bits from the 2015/2016 Thunderbolt manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    When you buy a frame-only you get a bigger kit of rubber plugs than with the built up bikes. You get the smaller diameter plug that fill the front derailleur shift cable hole and the shock remote hole, and you get two larger plugs for the dropper post hole, one that is solid and one with a hole in the middle for a cable instead of a hose. And there is the rubber grommet for the underside of the TT for the remote for the shock. A built-up frame like the 730MSL usually has the front shifter plug, shock remote plug and the dropper post plug installed.
    Thanks for that rocky, and all the other info I've read the last couple of weeks.
    Bit confused with your description, not to worry - I blame the internet!

    In that manual, pictured #37 seems to be actually #36, as #37 is on the ST.
    FYI, I am calling rubber without a hole - a plug, and rubber with a hole - a grommet. The etc. would be the plastic covers

    Narrowing it down, is there a plug (not just a grommet) for underside of TT & is there an alternate cover for a cable to replace the closed oval cover on the DT?
    Right now on the front triangle I have 3 grommets, 2 plugs and 2 plastic covers. 730MSL has only 1 internal cable, no other alternate replacement parts came with my bike.

    RMB tells me to deal with the LBS, so far the LBS seems to be as confused as me.

    RMB told me not to worry about water, claiming it drains out the bottom, but it looks to me like the frame might hold close to 1/2 cup.
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    There's a blank and a Di2 cover for the oval opening on the DT. And there's a round rubber plug for the Di2 cable at the front derailleur location. These are also from the 2015/2016 manual where it looks like they have duplicated the (37) pointy thing, as the description matches the (36) plug.
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    Thanks again rocky, I'll give the shop one more try.
    This time I'll give them the part nos. from the manual for #36 & #13.

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    #11 is a 1096055 blank cover, and #13 is a FD cable stop for a side pull front derailleur, and it's #1805063.
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    Yeah, I should have mentioned I have the manual too.
    At least the nos. are here if the manuals ever disappear online.

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    Hmm just picked yp my Slayer and no rubber bits on either end of the dropper post... nusiance as rattles.

    Rest seem good.

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