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After searching all the posts about polarizing your Generator after you disconnect the battery from the bike for any reason, this is what I believe to be the correct steps to re-polarize your system.
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(1) Identify the Generator terminals: Next to the poles on your generator, there should be an "A"(armature) and the other one, should have an "F" (Field coils)

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(2) With the engine NOT running and all the wires correctly hooked up to: (a) the regulator (b) generator and (c) the <ST1:pBattery</ST1:p. Connect one end of a jumper wire to the generator armature (A) terminal. Momentarily touch the other end of the jumper wire to the positive terminal of the battery. This restores the magnetism. Remove jumper"
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I just wanted all this in one post so its easy to find..
If any part of this is incorrect, please chime in!

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I think you've got it wrong,and don't polarize with all wiring connected.
It's got nothing to do with disconnecting the battery.
If you pull a generator apart,it can lose its residual magnetism.
If it sat on the shelf too long without being used,it can lose its residual magnetism.

Temporarily remove all wiring from the generator,then stike a "hot" wire against the "F" terminal.Don't leave the hot wire connected,just tickle the "F" terminal with the hot wire once or twice.
Re-connect all the generator wires,and all is well.
 

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What if you're not running a battery?
Temp batt jumped in to polarize. Although with no batt it doesn't matter, unless you have a diode in your wiring. You are correct to have all wiring connected, if it was not how would you polarize a open circuit.
 
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