If its an aftermarket stator wire colors are not nessessarly the same as OEM Yamaha stator. As long as the wires are in the correct position in the plug then it should be fine. My Electro Sport stator in my raptor only has 2 wires in the square plug. The stator was built with out the rotor rotation circuit.
You don't have to cut wires to unhook them. You can remove a single wire from a plug using a small pick to release the wire / pin.
If it runs then you have spark. I would bet that the running issues is due to something that was done to your raptor between the times it had been ran. This is why its best to only do one thing to your raptor at a time. That way if its worse you know what made it worse.
What kind of stator did you get. RM stator and Ricky Stators are known as junk in the Banshee world. I don't have any experience with them for the Raptor but I wouldn't run one based of my and others Banshee experience.
2003 Limited Edition Raptor
Kenz 720cc 11:1 stroker, +1 valves, Mega Cycle X-4 Cam, Sparks 6x Big Core, Keihin 35mm FCR's. 158 mains, 52 pilots, fuel screws 2 turns out.
F.A.S.T. Dune Ported 4mill, CPI Inframes, Keihin PWK33's, Direct Drive Lockup. 158 mians, CEL needles second clip, #48 pilots, air scews 2.0 turns out.
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