Because of all ya'll and the wealth of knowledge posted here.... several things have happened.
One. I had a POOGS event on my way home from work. Completely flustered me as i had started to rip the bike apart...but decided to log on (after only removing and draining the tank).
I realized the issue... went back and corrected the problem !!!
Second... I got teased at my work for having "Princes motorcycle". (even tho i am a fan of his music)
SO... i researched the seat mods posted by other members and after a lil dremel tool work and a trip to Joann Fabrics. I have a nice spanking new dark blue vinyl(leather looking) solo seat.
I also added about 2.5 inches of seat height with some marine foam. Giving me a squishier, softer ride as well as allowing me to scoot back some.
(Being 6'4" thats a huge bonus).
I still want to clean up the rear of the bike with a different brakelight...reroute the wiring to under the fender, etc etc.
But overall, i'm happy with outcome.
Thanks again for the help and knowledge....as well as inspiration to make my bike 'more' mine.