The 3rd wire in the rear wasn't hooked to anything. It WAS the one that should have been hooked up to the flasher- my original complaint to the guy was the signals were not bright enough, he said it was the bulb, but I felt it was the wrong filament lighting up, which I fixed by hooking up the other wires. I'm sure the 3rd wire in front isn't hooked up at all. He also jerry rigged the wires up front by using electrical tape to wrap them instead of using heat shrink tubing to give them a better finished look. I got some today and I'm going to put that on when I redo the lights so it at least looks better.
We're definitely not going back to this guy. The seat never got finished like he promised. Another lie- we were having red flames sewn into the seat leather. He said he had sent it out to this place that does auto upholstery. Weeks went by. We finally called the auto place. They had never received anything from him, and they told us they don't even do that kind of work- they send it out themselves.
Another thing that went on for weeks was he had supposedly sent out a metal piece to be chromed that was to hook into the sissy bar part of the fender rails and cover the back of the seat. I imagine that never got fabricated, let alone sent out for chroming.
We found another guy who does custom work and has 30 years in the business. We took the bike to him and showed him what we wanted done. He's going to fabricate some new fender rails for us that are longer and follow the line of the fender, and relocate the rear signals. We're going to redo the seat ourselves. We bought some vinyl at a fabric store- one piece of cheapo stuff to experiment with, and a good piece of marine grade for the finished product. We're going to buy a gel pad (another thing he said he did, but I will guarantee that when I strip the seat down there is no gel in there). I'm going to build out a tail piece on the seat with some sheet metal, use pop rivets to connect it to the original pan, shave down the foam, insert the gel pad, and we'll recover the seat.
In the meantime we found a stock seat at a junkyard that is in nice shape, so once I get the lights done, I'm going to put that back on so we can start to play with the custom seat.