Well now that it's reasonably functional, I'll make a little effort to clean up the wiring enough to make a longer range foray into the hills "testing" the new sled. Up front, I have some real challenges getting the tacho wiring nested well with the rest of the gear, while also trimming a lot of the existing wires down since they are now wadded up a little too much. Before attacking that, I'll try to sort out the simpler area which is the aft lighting connections, and taking out some lengths of wire in the main lines off the battery, etc.
I'll use some pin connectors for the lighting so that the rear fender can be yanked off easily, and will also be using some cute connectors made by a company called "PosiLock" for splicing onto the (-) line originating from the battery:
Here's the snarl right now: