Originally Posted by anotherguy
Don't do it. The pumps are reliable and simple as they come.
I do indeed understand and respect your advice, and am not questioning the reliability of the system. I more just want to do away with the "side cover" sized oil reservoir.
As far as lubricating engine parts, the intake injection point is only into the air/fuel intake stream. I checked the ports and diagrams in the manual (Kawasaki shop version) and there's no direct oil port(s) going into main bearings, etc., so I feel safe from that respect. I haven't completely decided to do away with the pump, tank and lines, but if I leave it I may come up with some smaller reservoir, just for appearance reasons (ie: give it a more stark, race-bike look).
Other than ratio suggestions, what's a good quality, low-smoke, 2-stroke oil (Oh NO...another oil thread?