Did lots of work on the JoAnna today, installed new blinkers, deleted oil injection pump, and made a custom seat.
I also started investigating into why none of my lights work. Found out there wasn’t a Headlight bulb, so I have one coming. I tested some of the old blinkers and the two I tested did work, so they weren’t getting power. Anyway here’s the new blinkers on the bike. I hadn’t decided where to mount them at this point. I’m going with the hole right behind the headlight and I’m going to grind off the old brackets. I also got rid of the gauge cluster, an moved the headlight back. It normally sits an inch farther forward on an ugly bracket. A bracket on a bracket. That’s a paddling’.
Deleting the oil pump was pretty easy. It’s a common mod as they have a high failure rate, so it’s safer just to pre-mix. Basically all you have to do is block off the hole where the pump goes, it’s actually sealed no matter what on the crank side. just good to cover it. Then you have to plug the hole on the intake side. I chose to just replace the banjo bolt with a short bolt.
I’m not proud of the shape of this block off plate, but it gets covered so I didn’t feel like trying to make it look nice with the tin snips I was using.
The other reason I wanted to delete the pump was to get rid of the oil tank which sits under the seat. I had to do this for my custom seat idea. There are plenty of cafe racer style seats you can just buy, but that’s no fun.
Here’s the before. It’s big bulky, and over all lame.
And the after.
Yes that’s half a skateboard. And I love it. It’s much more comfortable than you’d think.
Bonus. In a pinch a BMX style stem and work as a vise. I had to shorten the oil pump bolts in order to reinstall them sans oil pump. The yellow goop on that one bolt is some melted plastics from a wood working clamp that I tried to use. Turns out when you grind down a bolt she gets hot!