The stator is an alternator that has the magnets rotating around stationary pieces, instead of as in a car or truck.
The "pieces" are the charging system for the battery, and more importantly, another set for the ignition.
I have read on the Forum of taking off the starter, battery, and adding a sink of sorts so as not to damage the
charging system.(Start it with your hind leg.) I have to run off to work; hate to be so terse, but stators can be rewound
for much less. I have one waiting on it and I am afraid my '89 is insisting on it, and this is after only a 1000 miles
on a new one. Have you done the resistance checks? Is the battery chargeable? Any pinched wires? Read Sloppy's post
from the other day-- that's us, and I am not charging since. Someone better will be along shortly.