Electrojake (or anyone), is there any other good way to install a fan swithch other than splicing into the thermastatic sensor wiring and soldering in wires?
Wiring on the Vee is (at least to me) a somewhat bigger PITA than on most bikes.
That's especially true if you have crash bars installed as I do.
I have a schematic of the mod I did to my Vee (as shown in the Fan video). I can snap a photo and post it but...
In hindsight I don't really feel the fan switch was helpful.
What WAS helpful was the red LED I installed that shows me when the fan is running.
My bike runs great all winter but has issues in the hot summer weather so I like to know when the fan is running.
And no, with a full helmet and ear plugs I can NOT hear the fan, so the LED lamp is nice to have.
Other Vee cooling info:
An Australian company called Tridon makes a thermo fan switch for the Vee that is slightly cooler that the stock unit. Your fan will cycle on/off sooner while riding.
Don't be confused by people that run GeoMetro or Suzuki automobile thermo switches. They cycle much too soon (too cool). The Tridon part is what you really want.
The stock DL1000 fan switch on/off temp: 105c - 100c, (221F-212F).
Common replacement P/N: TS306, 95C - 90C (203F - 194F) too cold
Tridon P/N: TFS158, on/off Temp: 100C - 95C (212F - 203F) just right
Running the fan excessively will not cause the bike to run too cold, ever.
What it will do is cause an excessive (and unnecessary) load on the bikes electrical system.
The cooling fan is a power hog. Probably the most power hungry item on your entire bike, including driving lights and/or heated clothing.
The ideal bike connection is a solder joint covered by thermo shrink tubing.
I'm lazy. I usually use Thomas & Betts (or Panduit) Sta-Kon butt splice & crimper tool, covered by Scotch 33 electrical tape.
No it aint pretty but if done correctly, it'll last forever.
Oh geez, I almost forgot!
To run a cooler fan thermo sensor and an LED indicator, it is NOT necessary to hack into the stock harness.
Perhaps you might want to re-think this before you start cutting.