Last year I replaced the stator and regulator with Rick's parts. Recently my low beam burnt out. I replaced it and the new bulb quickly fried, high and low. I tried another bulb with similar results. That led to testing of volts at battery and headlight with engine running. It was 17-19v, well above specs in manual indicating bad regulator. While I deal with the Ebay seller and warranty claim, I've started the bike again just to double check my findings. Tonight I started it with the regulator unplugged while taking a reading at the battery, then plugged the regulator in. The familiar noise I heard put a not in my stomach. It was the "stator going bad sound." Here are my questions...Did I damage the stator by plugging in a bad regulator with the bike running? Anyone else had problems with Rick's parts? Does a stator operating any length of time with a bad regulator tend to make it go bad? Or am I just really unlucky?