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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I really don't know why you would want to remove any of this stuff. It is not computerized digital electronics like you find on newer bikes with ABS and EFI. I can see wanting to get rid of that. In fact I am going to convert from EFI to a carb on my 2013 Royal Enfield, for one because I hate electronics on motor vehicles, and second, so I can tinker with it. Another reason I like my VN750 is because it has real brakes that the rider can control, and carbs. I wish it had a points and coil ignition, but it is just not possible. I have found the Vulcan's electrics to very reliable, other than the stator, and even that lasted 92,000 miles.
I have hooked up fans on liquid cooled bikes to a toggle switch before, and had no problems. As far as the fan running after you shut the engine off, just leave the toggle switch on until you get you helmet, jacket, and gloves off, then it should be ok to shut it off. A really hot engine can get even hotter after it is shut off, due to something called "heat soak"
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike