I think I have a stator issue but I'm not sure. I've read many of the posts about stators here and am looking for a little advice. my 07 900 has 13000 miles on it and about a month ago I started to notice a whine coming from the left side. It's gotten progressively louder over the last month, so I took it to the Kawi shop. The mechanic (don't know how good) said he'd never heard that before. I asked about a stator and he said they haven't had much trouble with those. On to an independent shop. They listened and took voltage readings at the battery (14+) and said it's most likely a stator but the only symptom I have is the whining. Lights don't dim, runs fine. Should I even be driving this? Any thoughts?