If it's only a little bent, I bet that cover will come off no problem.
The stator does require an engine pull, so you'll have the engine out. You can go ahead and do the full repair on it if you are up to it. Also, you may want to modify your stator cover so that you can change it without an engine pull next time (search for the tuxedo mod). Also, do the balance dampers if the bike is of any age. Theyre just behind where the stator is. The only additional tool you need is the flywheel/rotor puller, which is a bolt basically that's $10-15 on ebay.
1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
VN750.com Grill Cover
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R
1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
1998 Honda VFR800 FI
2014 Honda VFR800F
1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
Last edited by thtanner; 05-23-2012 at 03:49 PM.