From the sounds of things, I sure hope you got a clean title!
The bike sounds like it has had a rough life. Check the battery, then the fuses. It could be all kinds of things, but there is a place to start. Then take a look at any connections you can find to make sure something isn't loose. The simplest problem would be a loose battery connection, but that would be more likely to cause starting problems than running problems. When you start looking at connectors, start at the front of the bike where it takes windblast to see if your theory is correct.
It's a squid thing. You wouldn't understand.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.