I agree with you on that, but convincing people to buy a Series Regulator is a monumental task.While the stator is what dies, I think the real bad guy here is the shunt regulator. Switch to a series regulator and I bet the stator would last forever.
Ever heard of Google??Well, I guess I pulled te trigger to quickly. I ordered a pully from the UK, then learned that their shipping had been shut down from a cyber attack. it may be months before i get it here. Where is McMaster-Carr located?