i was wondering about some of the symptoms of a defective stator, i have heard of these parts going bad on this particuliar model. does the sled not rev to its max rpm? does it become hard to start/ etc,....i am experiencing these problems and was wondering where i should start. i just pulled the clutches and found some extremly worn buttons. the bushings were ok(in spec) and the springs were ok(im GUessing)i cleaned the clutches and put new buttons in and retourqued the spring settings to spec, havent gotten a chance to try it out hopefully it cures the problem...anyideas???