Just thought I would post an issue I have encountered, my venture stator has bit the dust after approx. 8500Km. Issue started when machine would not start at a regular trail stop. It had a dead battery issue, I replaced battery at camp and check charging voltage found to be nil just battery voltage. After returning home I performed a few more test and came to the conclusion the stator was not charging. I was able to remove stator without removing engine but it was very difficult. I am currently awaiting parts to see if it will go back in the way it came out. Stator wires were burnt where they attatch to the coils around back of stator.