Thank you Leo!!!
On the headlight not working, Issue is resolved. Wasn't anything electrical or mechanical. With all the activity the high/low switch got pushed into a position in between that was not sending power to either. Frustration and unclear thinking along with good intentioned interruptions were running rampant at that point.
Somewhere along the way I went from having flashers working with the new bulbs and flasher relay (same as the one you recommended but with pin connectors instead of flat) to bulbs just coming on and not flashing.
When the LED bulbs were working properly I also had the the warning light on the console flashing. When I was trying to figure that out is when I blew the fuse and I think I may have also damaged the new flasher relay. I was trying the wires in different positions. Now I can't get them to flash.
Having a good intentioned helper with me was only adding to my confusion - I work better alone.
Later last night I went back to square one... I put all the stock bulbs back in and the stock flasher. They still didn't flash (bike not running and hooked up to a battery tender) which is something they always had done - albeit dim and slow. Interestingly, now they're bright!!!
Lastly, when I walked away from it last night, I failed to turn the ignition key to off. Even with the battery trickle charger on it this morning it was stone dead.
On a positive note, convinced I damaged the new flasher relay I went to Super Bright LEDs this morning to re-order and up pops the one you had recommended with the flat spade connectors. Still the same part #. Interestingly, when I originally searched for it the search results yielded nothing.
At this juncture I'm thinking I first need to "get back to even" which means stock bulbs, flasher and working. Once operating properly then make the change over to the new bulbs and flasher relay. If all goes as it once did, I should have working LED flashers and taillight as well as the annoying console light flashing. And this time I'll simply pull the bulb.
My NEW concern is can I get back to where I started? Because last night, I couldn't. And it's not like there was any wiring disturbed other than at the flasher connector. I'm hoping I didn't create some sort of electrical damage to the bike..
I'll have more to report this evening assuming the battery comes back to life today.