Yes I did the repair myself. It's a fairly straight-forward procedure, my main gripe had to do with the amount of time involved and the tear-down required just to get to the thing! This just seemed like too much trouble to replace what is basically a coil of wire that's held on by three Allen-headed bolts! I started thinking about the consequences had this occured a long way from home (luckily, my stator failed 65 miles away and I was able to get back home without a "hitch").
So, I contacted TOC manufacturing, spoke with the "head man", learned of his TWO stator failures on his trip to Alaska and back, and decided to have this modification done to my stator cover just in case this particular problem recurred. Now, if it should, the repair shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.
For the time being, I'm simply hoping that I can rack up as many miles on my machine as you did with your first one.
'02 VN 750
stator replaced @ 50,570 miles
forks rebuilt @ 58,900 miles
currently on third battery & sixth set of tires