Questionable Stator: To Replace or Not?
(Just thinking out loud here.)
Here's the background. My bike seemed to have some charging problems, but it did run fairly regularly. However, it wouldn't take much to drain this battery.
Upon tearing it down, I noticed that the R/R is fried. I plan to replace it. Would the folks who have had stator problems chime in on this one: I already have the engine out of the frame. Should I replace the stator NOW judging by the fact that the R/R was fried? I have no proof that the stator is bad, but if it is heading that way, I sort of feel like I should spend the $140 extra now and be done with it.
Is that a wise course of action?