Thanks for the response John T.
We checked grounds and wiring several times so I am pretty confident in that.
Yes, we got two speeds when doing the motoring test.
On the second go around we followed your procedure exactly. It worked well. When we got the 16 amps of charging we were off plan but that was after we went through your test procedure. We wanted to ensure the Generator could send a charge.
I will order a VR and let you know the results.