I'm looking at getting an F7 in the spring. Been doing some research here and the F800 Rider forum. Things sounded pretty good till I read about the stator issues. I currently ride an R1200GS so I have lived through the final drive scare. Never had a problem myself. So I know some issues can sound more ominous than they might be. It seems the stator problem exists but doesn't happen to everyone all the time. But, let me get to my point. I was recently reading on the StromTrooper forum about a stator issue on the DL650 nearly identical to the one described here. They seemed to have zeroed on a potential cause of the stator frying itself. In there case it's the regulator/rectifier. Has something to do with the stock one being a shunt type. The way it operates causes over heating of the stator due to excess current. Their solution is a series type. So, does anyone know which type R/R the F7 has? Has this been considered as part of the cause? Just looking for any info to help me decide if I can do any preventive action should I pull the trigger in May.