I tried it this winter. Bike is just approaching 3k on it with absolutely no problems at all. I have it in the wife's bike as well and the same.
Not sure but the stator is part of the alternator isn't it? If that is the case, then that would have nothing to do with the oil is what I thought. Not a big deal but it sounds more like a coincidence.A friend of mine put it in his CBR 1000RR. a day and a half later, his Stator failed. I don't know if it's coincidence or not, but I don't plan to take any risks.
Well, you have your:Not trying to hijack a thread, but what else is everyone running if not Royal Purple?? Amsoil?? Just a newbie question...but my first change is just about due(600 miles).
Thats funny...I have well over 50,000 miles running nothing BUT synthetic....even including (gasp) synthetic car oil. Original clutch, uses zero oil, no smoking, runs better than new.never use any synthetic oil
it will cause your wet clutch to slip, the thin synthetic oil will get past the rings and make your bike smoke, plus new oil leaks will show up and synthetic oil will cause bearing slippage.
Also check with your local Honda Dealer, using any synthetic may void your warranty.