Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA
Model: 1987 GL1200 Interstate 290,000 miles
Stator is probably the easiest option. And much cheaper.
The motor doesn't actually have to come out. Slide it left and turn it a little and the stator cover will come off. Have your stator rewound by a reputable shop, put it back in, you're back on the road in less than a week.
The conversions are expensive, require cutting away at the bike frame and many parts, plus the fairing lowers never fit back on correctly.
Why ain't we ridin'?