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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I would be willing to pull the engine quite a few times before spending that kind of money. I have 70,000 miles and the original stator is still good. I figure (I hope) that if I have a stator fail, it will only happen once during the lifetime of the bike.
As for the other method, cutting a large hole in the stator cover with the cover still on the bike, NOT ON MY BIKE. I see no way to keep all or even most of all the grit and shavings from the cutting out of the engine, and once it's in there, it's in there, there's no getting it out. I have built a lot of engines (mostly car engines) and other than knowing how, by far the most important thing is ABSOLUTE cleanliness. Even one little tiny piece of dirt can destroy a perfectly good engine.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike