I got up the motivation tonight to go out to the garage and start fiddling with the VX800 again. As I mentioned before, I need to take the radiator off in order to really get to the rounded bolt on my valve cover.
So, I removed all the necessary bolts from the radiator, and then went to drain it.
Nothing came out. Well, maybe one drop escaped. Otherwise, nothing.
That explains why the fan and temp light weren't working.