I agree, and I carry a jump pack with me, it is just a hassle not knowing when you will die and hopefully have a place to get off the road to jump it. If I don't do the external alternator mod, my second choice is putting a second, smaller AGM where the goats belly used to be, switched so I can just switch over to it to get me home if my main battery dies.
One of the reasons I hesitate to just replace stator is that I finally got ahold of the PO and he said he just paid 500 bucks to have the stator changed, showed me the receipt, and it lasted 2 months.
Kawasaki introduced the 750 cc class Vulcan worldwide in 1985. Due to tariff restrictions in the United States on bikes over 700 cc imported from Japan, the initial US spec model was limited to 699 cc. The tariff was lifted in 1986 and the Vulcan went to 749cc.