Well I cut the x stator out of the motor without removing the engine from the bike. The only problem I had was the gromet popped out and fell down inside the casting. Now I know I'm being lazy not wanting to pull the motor and the gromet is so far down I can no longer see it. Has anyone had this happen what damage could the rubber gromet cause. yes I know it sound stupid to leave in but if the rubber Really would cause harm well then I might be lazy on this one.