I do have a battery and the reason I want to go to that is so that I have power when stopped, thats when your usually trying to figure were you are, otherwise its full throttle ahead. Most guy's are going to the accessory wires or even the hand warmers for power (not sure what they do with the Hi/Low switch)
Im not going to be able to make it but Ill give you a call.
I would wire up an Epirb in the case of a missing bottle and its Tequila for me, Ive seen bad things happen to guy's on that 151
How does your display hold up? Ive seen guys hooking up thumb warmers and even a heated silica film over the display.