Yep, I'm planning on living with the slight drip from my shifter shaft for a bit.
When you do take it out - balancers.
Also, if you're going through the trouble, you might want to pre-emptively order a new stator from Tim Parrot. You can pick up a dead core for next to nothing (I have one lying around), send it to Tim to get your stator rewound well ahead of time, and pop it in while you have the engine out. Tim's service is very reasonable and you'll have less of the "ticking time bomb" feeling of having an original stator.
Some folks get lots and lots of miles out of theirs. Both of mine failed at about the 26K mark, for what it's worth. I don't know if they were originals, but they were both OEM, from what I could tell.
Get one of the new MOFST (or whatever) R/Rs for a constant output and you'll have tackled one of the weakest points on the vn750 for under $200. Plus, you'll be choosing when the bike is down. Nothing sucks more, maintenance wise, then having to clear your schedule to work on a burnt out stator. 95% of the stator work is getting the engine in and out. Actually replacing the stator was very easy - and the most work in that is cleaning the gasket off the old cover and spraying the new one.
MF Battery, Iridium Plugs, RR relocated, Voltmeter, 170/80/15 Kenda Kruz rear tire, DIY Samsonite hard bags, DIY shaved seat with Beaded seat pad ('cause that's how I roll) and the dreaded STATOR CHANGE.
Shining Black Bess '86 VN750, retired for parts after a fried stator and being knocked (kee-runch) in her parking spot.