Well the inevitable happened and at 16000 miles my bike left me with a bad stator. I wish that's all it was. So I called my mechanic and he gave me a battery to use to get it started and drive to his shop. When he took it apart he found some of the magnets had come loose and the stator was bad as well. I know I read in the forums that magnet issues are almost non existent. Has anyone had issues with magnets? I had him replace the rectifier/regulator as well since that may have gotten damaged in the process. No point in taking chances. So now with regular maintenance/oil changes I should be good to go for a while. New Stator, Rotor/Magnets, Rectifier/Regulator, and Battery. Thanks for any advice or input on this issue.