The stator produces the same amount of power no matter the load, the R/R takes what it needs and on the early bikes dumps any unused power back to the stator causing heat.
The later bikes or upgraded R/R will disperse the heat instead of dumping it back to the stator.
So reducing the load like fitting LED globes can cause more heat but adding a load like driving lights can reduce the amount of wasted power causing heat.
My 09 wee is still on the original stator and R/R, my loads are all original and I keep the oil level high but my good luck can't last forever.
A friend of mine recently changed to LED globes and a week or two later his stator failed, coincidence ? maybe ? he chose the replace the stator and upgrade the R/R.
Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.