Two different shops told me my stator was shot and it would cost $450 for the part.When I went to the second shop I said I want them to check the bike over before I drop $450 on a stator and he guaranteed me it was the stator.I bought it for $450. Installed it, and guess what? STILL NOT WORKING. I took my bike to VSM and they found out it was a connector problem. The bitch of the thing is that VSM had a stator for $190, which I didn't need anyway but....$190 instead of $450. BTW, the second shop told me it would be $300 but when i went to pick it up it was.. "Oops sorry that was for a different part, this one is $450."
This is just one of those 'costly' , live and learns. Yes, I know, I should have done this or that but you'd think taking it to two different mechanics would be reliable. Anyway, my bike is running great now!!
Go to VSM. Get it fixed right the first time.
My little x-mas gift to you.