BAck with an update on my setup.
Got schematics .pdf package from XRider, got the soldering iron hot, installed a fresh new handlebar switch and got to business. After a good deal of splicing and soldering and fixing PO's wacko wiring job, DS kit lights all work properly except for little "running light." At this point I'm saying hell with it because I've got the low and high beams that work as they should.
Now I'm poised for a home stator rewind as per the instructions on 4strokes.com. A quick read through them leaves many procedural questions, but I figure if I botch the job I'll just get a BD or Ricky anyhow. Any help with a better set of directions or some tips would be great.