yeah, i noticed that aswell on the burnt stator. that was the logic behind the brass connectors opposed to just straight solder. 1. the brass mecnahicaly holds the wire together, 2. the brass and the wire both give more surface area to hold more solder which makes it less likely to fail.I found that the old wire was burning near the solder joints. How many miles do you have on your rewind?
as for how many miles i kind of lost track. i put the stator in the bike at about 22k on the OD and i now have like 28.5k on the bike. BUT I'm running quick acell gearing so that is off by a factor of 5/6
so somewhere around 5.5k miles. still charging strong