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Which post is which on generator on a 1975 sportster?

Put an after-market generator on this 1975 sportster it does not state field or armature on the posts. .and a new regulator/rectifier.two wires come from the voltage regulator, a green wire and an orange wire. need to know which post is which on the generator to hook-up green or orange wire from the voltage regulator/rectifier. thanks bro! again man, this is a 1975 sportster.

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    Jeff Renshaw Oct 30, 2016

    Mine is a 1979 xlch an the green wire goes to F terminal an two tan to A terminal .mine is wired green to back of the generator closest to motor an tan to front of generator so that's a issue .OK next question red wire on voltage regulator goes to one of the circuit breaker there is a shiny side an then to the brass side of terminal . I have kick start an electric .this has been giving me a problem since I've taken ownership of bike I've replaced brushes in gen I've also been throw 4 regulators it's a nitemare

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The post should be the same as an original. The wires should be green and tan. Green wire goes to the post towards the front wheel and the tan to the post nearest the engine. Don't forget to "polarize" the generator before starting. procedure is in the service manual. Momentarily short between the battery positive post and the field terminal.

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