WTH is this?
I just bought a 1998 GL 1500 with 102K miles on it. It has a lot of crappy wiring going to accessory lights and such up front, and I'm in the process of ripping out the scary wiring (straight to the battery, no dude) and taking off all the lights that don't make sense. For instance the giant ugly LED lights that are more suited on a farm tractor than a Goldwing. But there is one thing that I can't figure out, it's a large device called a Yarton mounted in front of the timing chain cover underneath the front cowling. It doesn't seem to do anything, and I'm not sure what the wiring was supposed to do but it's connected to a relay connected to the battery. I put 12 volts to the terminal, and nothing happened. I'm afraid to remove it, but I'm pretty sure it's not stock. Hopefully if I did it right I added a couple of photos. Anybody know what this thing is supposed to do?