I downloaded a color wiring diagram and started going through the bike, I corrected a few things and hooked the battery up turned the key... lights! The dash lit up my horn works and then I noticed everything was sort of flashing... like a blinker flashing. I tested the turn signals and they're not working, no led indicators at the dash either. I traced out the flasher, which when I found it was pretty hot. I pulled it and everything stopped flashing. So one problem down, and another one pops up. I'll start tracing back the signals and see where that takes me.
I'm happy that the dash works though, it feels like progress.