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Lenny, the easiest way to check the stator is to test the resistance across the leads. The stator is located behind the left side cover of your engine - if you find the three yellow wires that come from that side of the engine and hook into the wiring harness, those are the ones you'll check. First, make sure the bike is warmed up a little before you test it, 'cause conductivity, heat, etc., etc. make a difference. Take your multimeter and set it to resistance - test each lead by putting the pos multimeter wire on one lead, the negative on another. You should have .3-.5 ohms on each wire that you test. If those test out okay, then you might be looking at the regulator - that's easier to test dynamically (get the bike running - when you're up to about 3500 rpm, your battery (using the same multimeter - red to pos terminal, black to neg terminal) should show 13.5 - 14.5 volts.