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Totallynew
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This might seem like a really really stupid question, but I can't find a good answer to it..

Will the cooling fan still switch on at it's regular point (220~ degrees F.) if the gauges are unplugged?

To put it another way, if you are running gauges that do not have a engine temp gauge, will the fan still kick on? Do the gauges control the fan switch or does something else control that?

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Totallynew
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Might have just found my answer... But curious what anyone has to say. By the way: 2008 zzr6
 

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It should, most bikes have two sensors. One for the engine temp gauge, and a second is an on/off thermostat for the fan.

Typically the smaller, 1 wire sensor is for the gauge, and a larger 2 wire plug is for the fan.
 

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Thermostat and Temperature gages are two different beasts.
Thermostats open & close automatically when within their operating temperature ranges, as long as it's functioning properly it doesn't matter what else you rip off it. (including the fan itself if you're not stopping in traffic) It'll still be circulating coolant mixture even without the fan or gages.
As long as the rest of your harness is hooked up properly there is no reason why it shouldn't properly cool itself without the gage pod.
 

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Elbow Grease is Cheap
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as long as the power for the relay or the fan doesn't travel through the cluster or share a common ground or power, it shouldn't matter.

Check a wiring diagram or trace the wires from the fan back to the temperature sensor.
 
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