I am not an engineer, just a dumb shade tree mechanic who looks at stuff without counting the binary numbers. When I pulled my dead stator at 50,000 miles all the windings were black and it smelled like fried electrics. I had it re-wound... and that didn't work (bad winding job or somthing). Bought Ricks stator and am using it now. Look at the placement of the exhaust tubes.... too damn close to the alternator for my taste. You know that exhaust tube gets MIGHTY damn hot.... tell me it does not effect the alternator. I suggested heat wrap on the exhaust around the alternator area - but have been too busy to try it.... it might be a simple fix.