You haven't been on this forum long, but if you were you would see that sfair has a great deal of knowledge and unselfishly helps other members resolve issues with their bikes. I've enjoyed reading his posts as he pursues member's problems over many, many days until the problem is resolved. He is very methodical, and always has reason behind his suggestions.
When the stator went on my 900 the sound seemed to come from behind the rear cylinder; like it was coming from the empty space, and even my dealership techs, whom I completely trust, couldn't identify the source, even stating it didn't sound like a stator issue. Though I didn't request help from sfair, it ultimately turned out to be the stator after my attempts to resolve other seemingly likely sources. I wish I had posted the problem and had sfair to help. While the problem may not be the stator he most likely will come to the proper conclusion.
Go for the ride, not the destination!
2014 Kawasaki Nomad ABS
Patriot Guard Rider