i was wondering if there was anything other that wiring a toggle switch to my fan to keep it from heating up quickly????? Bobbychet said there was a thermostat mod i could do, and to start this post to see if anyone remembered how to do it???
NO this was a mod drilling out the hole in the thermostat just a little bigger to allow for water passage. I remember not to drill it too big though like 1/8 drill size does this sound right out there?
I wish I saved the link from awhile back with the web page. The mod I read about used a thermostat bought at Napa/Pep Boys that was for some model of car. It would fit perfectly in the stock Suzuki thermo housing, and it opened at a lower temp to keep the bike cooler. I'll troll around looking for the site.
Two years ago I replaced the stock thermostat with a Stant 13849 384 (195 degree) from local parts store. You have to drill one 1/8 inch hole at 12 o,clock. This lets the bike warm up faster because the stock thermo has 5 of these holes.
This year I put in a Prestone thermo part number 357-180 degree. Bike warms up fast and then runs around 190. It will still get hot in stop and go traffic but thats why I wired the fan to come on with the horn button.
The previous owner put a switch on the right side between the fairing and frame/gas tank mounted on the black engine cover fairing so it's right above the radiator cap. It is a perfect place and the switch he used is the type that you can unplug the wires to remove the fairing and plug back in when reinstalling. I don't know what the switch was wired to but I intend to wire it to the fan.