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Unknown harness connected into factory RR anyone ever seen this?

I was re assembling my bike and noticed this jumper harness that looks like it would be connected inline with my RR harness it has a male and a female plug and 2 wires that go direct to chassis ground. It's connected to a black shrink-wrapped piece that's zip tied to the bracket. There are 2 small gauge hot and ground wires that connect it in. I'm at a loss my parts bike doesn't have this.IMG_20190903_133242_1567608730818.jpg
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Looks some vaguely familiar, seems it was from long ago. I'm thinking it was maybe a harness to add capacitors (maybe what's in that shrink package) to cut noise and to better ground to reg/rectifier. The shrink wrapped item with zip tie was the item that jogged my memory. I know I've looked at something similar good number of years ago, but I don't recall buying one. Back in the late '90s, I did add extra grounding myself, I was working through my own CB install.

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It likely was a harness to reduce the noise in the intercom. I remember installing a kit for doing just that on the GL1200 LTD I used to have. It had a crackling/white noise in the intercom when riding and that eliminated most of the unwanted noise.

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I have seen something similar, it is a radio noise suppressor. They are known to cause charging problems but yours may be a different type that may not cause problems.

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It likely was a harness to reduce the noise in the intercom. I remember installing a kit for doing just that on the GL1200 LTD I used to have. It had a crackling/white noise in the intercom when riding and that eliminated most of the unwanted noise.
We use the Sena SMH series intercoms so I can just remove the unit?
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It likely was a harness to reduce the noise in the intercom. I remember installing a kit for doing just that on the GL1200 LTD I used to have. It had a crackling/white noise in the intercom when riding and that eliminated most of the unwanted noise.
I think so. My '85 only had a 5 pin mini DIN capped off and laying under the left fairing pocket, so I bought mini DIN extension cables with ends (Radio Shack), spliced them to make a tee, and wired in rider & co-rider outlets for headsets (could have used a junction box from J&M I guess), and I had a lot of noise. My cure was found one day by running the co-riders wire set down as low as I could along the right side of the bike, wrapped in foil & tape grounded, even tying the cable below top of fuel tank (so FT metal hid it from the yellow wires) as best as I could, and away from those three yellow wires from stator.

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