Back to the Pingel Challenge
Mechanical installation is complete. Basic electrical connections are in the process, and are very straight forward. They will all be key-switched to keep buttons being pushed at the wrong time. However, after a careful look at the maintenance books, supplied by the local Suzuki dealer, and the online schematics, I have decided that the kill switch portion of the shifter is not what is needed in this application. The result is, the clutch will be used for most of the shifts. Not being a speed demon, this will work just fine.
Just a note: All the wires going to the coils test hot when grounded to the frame. Color code doesn't seem to matter. The schematic bears this out. Since the 2008 has four sparkplugs, and two coils with a wire going to each plug, this makes sense.