Looks like there may be a break in the orange wire from the switches to the audio unit.
Dave, you were bang on. The switches worked as they should in the continuity test. All the wires are making there way to the radio, but can't get anything on the orange wire. Now to trace where it is broken. I hope i don't have to take the fairing off to get to the harness in there, hopefully it is in the the lower handlebar area.
thanks everyone for your responses.