Every bike will need a stator replace at one time or another.
How you take care of the bike and what extras you add to the bike.
You hear about them here because this is where people talk about problems.
There are many good bikes that go for a long time before you need to replace stators.
Heat is the enemy of them, they are oil cooled so cleen oil is also good.
Chad Falstad "Hawk"
2011 HD Ultra Classic "angel"
2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"