so I setup a manual fan switch today,
thanks xxnutz for the info on which are the positive and negative wires.
step 1 - take of the clutch side fairings.
step 2 - locate the thermal fan switch (right in the radiator - black and silver thing which has a black wire attached)
step 3 - use one of those fancy connectors that kinda cuts into the wire but doesnt break it and attach it to the black wire (the ground to the fan). - Picture 1
Step 4 - from the blue connector, i took the red wire to the switch.
Step 5 -from the switch i pulled the black/grey wire (with the darker blue end) to the frame to complete the circuit (anywhere you can find a bolt, we used the one bolt that keeps the rad in place). - picture 3
Note - essentially what the thermal switch does, once it gets up to temperature it connects and closes the circuit. with the switch you end up bypassing the thermal switch and giving you complete control.
estimated time taken - 1/2 hour or so.
here's some pics, (sorry for the delayed upload)
(sorry - pics 1 and 2 are flipped in order)