is a 1965 Greeves model 24 MX2, Challenger. It is shown here on the
trip home from San Jose (the pictures were taken on Cannery Row in Monterey).
The bike has clearly been used as intended - ridden hard. In addition,
it has sat unused for at least 10 years. Originally, the MX2's front
fender, rear fender, airbox, and tank were all fabricated in white fiberglass.
bike, the original fiberglass has all been replaced, not uncommon for an
aggressively ridden bike. The current tank appears to be a later
model (67?) Challenger tank. The remaining mechanical parts appear
to be correct and original, right down to the Amal carburetor. The
only exception is the clutch cover, which the previous owner removed.
The cover is stored away and the previous owner has promised to mail it
just as soon as he can find it.
a closeup of the engine. The overall "used" condition is clearly
shown. This view also shows the duplex type primary drive chain (rusty)
which was incorporated into the MX2.
view of the right side.
the left side.
of the major upgrades for the MX2 was an improved gear selector barrel
with the new kidney shape. This new gearbox was a major improvement
over the fragile MX1.
only major damage I've noticed is the exhaust pipe has been crushed between
the leading link and signature cast down member. The pipe itself
is easily repairable, but the crushed pipe indicates the leading link has
been stressed and my be damaged as well. I'm sure there are a few
surprises wait to be discovered, but those will just have to wait for now.
up, showing the crushed pipe and leading link.