Sunday, I attempted to install my SE Compensator and Aim VPC clutch. After I removed the stock compensator (a flimsy piece of junk) I pulled the primary chain and noticed three bad teeth (all in a row) on the starter ring gear. One tooth is completely gone, the next is 1/2 gone and the third tooth is chipped....none of the broken teeth are in my primary. The teeth are probably attached to the stator. My dealer is going to pick the bike up Friday to take a look at it. A very reliable source said that in '09 there were some hardening problems at the factory and this is not an unusual problem. Last year I put 15K+ miles on the '09 Ultra. It has a 103" motor and 255 cams all of last years riding season. I never had any starting problems or grinding issues when starting. Anyone else seen this? I'm hoping the my dealer changes the clutch basket and the starter under warranty. Just something I thought you might want to look for when you have the primary cover or the derby cover off.