"Hubris," huh? My, I am impressed. I would have never aspired to such a lofty description. And feel free to oppose me, even though your post still didn't address the problem of the OP.
Now, if the problem had appeared on my bike, I would have first looked to see whether there was enough wire in the harness to let me make repairs without having to splice in additional length. Given the original description that the connector was melted, I would mark the wires so as to be able to reconnect them in original configuration, even though in this case it probably wouldn't matter. I would then have cut out the connector and stripped the wires back to where there would be no melted plastic in the conductors. Then I'd use butt crimp connectors to repair them. The drawback is, should the stator ever have to be replaced, the easy connector would be gone and I'd have to cut and resplice wires. Troubleshooting would also be more difficult for the same reason.