Some people have talked about modifying the frame to add a removable piece on the left side lower frame. (Like the one on the right side.) This would allow you to replace the stator without removing the engine. In an old post I read, Hyper talked about doing it but I am not sure if he ever did. Hyper?
I came close to doing it. Got a frame from eBay ($50 & local, so I picked it up), cut the section I needed from the left side and connectors from the right side, had everything ready to weld, them the time to put it all together became scarce due to mandatory overtime at work
I ended up taking the bike to the dealer and had them do the stator. I was expecting a bill of $700-$1000 or more.
Imagine my surprise when it came to just over $380!!!
(not including parts except for coolant... I supplied the stator/gaskets/oil)
There have been two people I'm aware of that have done it though, Edalbris, and some guy from the Yahoo Group.
Edalbris has a pretty complete bunch of photos of his process HERE
, in the gallery.
Unlike how he did it though, I was going to attempt it without removing the motor. The Yahoo guy said he did his that way, but after looking closely at what would be involved, it'd probably be alot
easier to remove the motor to do it.
But..... with mention of removing the goatsbelly, I'm thinking Bill is referring to the R/R (regulator/rectifier) and not the stator?
Bill, the stator is inside the left side of the engine, the R/R is under the battery, which are you referring to?