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Engine Cooling I have a leather tool bag attached to the frame behind the front wheel of my Ridley. It is directly in front of the engine. A wrench turner friend of mine whose trouble shooting brain never seems to stop

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Wondered if the tool bag might interfere with the natural cooling of the engine. I didn't know and thought I would ask. I've got it in such a spot that the leather doesn't come in contact with the exhaust pipe so I got that item covered.I can't imagine that that would effect the cooling.,,

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