before you try to overheat your bike. check the fuse, then the fan is very simple two wire setup. grab some old speaker wire or any wire you have really and run voltage(from battery) directly to the fan. It should spin. if it does you know that it good and you can go on to check your temp sensor and other connections. I dislike the idea of prolonged idling with not knowing the condition of the fan. It is hard on the engine and if it really isn't working you may cause damage even if shut down when the light comes on as you aren't circulating any coolant at that point it will sit and bake when shut down.
08' 900 Classic solar indy yellow