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mud proofing pitch.

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Well sort of at least.... As I was washing my bike after a semi muddy ride, I noticed that the rear triangle, where it connects to the pivot, seems to be hollow and can catch some dirt. I can't imagine that that would cause much problems, but I was wondering if anyone has plugged the hole with foam or anything? No sense in having dirt in unwanted places.

(fyi, the o-ring on my shock is at the top because I was playing with the sag... just incase anyone was wondering)

(the hole I'm referring too. Sorry about the bad lighting and cell phone camera)

(foam piece)

I think of the weirdest things when I can't ride it seems. Anyways, what do you think? Do you plug the hole or leave it be?
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It is just a bike, it won't melt, leave it alone, all of the FSR seat stays are that way,

OK OK, here is why you should not plug it

Any water that gets in there, drains out there, plugging it will further trap any moisture in there causing even more problems later on.

Just flip the bike upside down for a hour or two to let any water drain out
Right on, I thought about that. Sorry, plugging holes like this is a habit from my dirt bike days. It seems like we'd have to silicone something or shove foam somewhere all the time. Thanks for answering my newb question :thumbsup:
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