Hi guys got a night mare here. Battery not charging checked reg/rect it is shot only 1 terminal has continuity so new one on order. Checked stator output nothing on either of the three leads when engine running , so stator has blown. New one here just ordered new gasket for alternator. My question is can I fit the new stator without removing the engine if so what do I need to loosen to be able to get the alternator cover off. My VN is a 1996 VN1500 Classic D1. Thanks in advance Danny. Little annoyed just purchased the bike as a toy for myself with Minot tinkering didn't expect major nightmare when I got home. Previouse owner used a trickle charger and never went any distance he is paying for the new parts so I think he was just unaware!!