||This is my first
Greeves, a 1967 MX5 - Challenger. With just a couple of hours cleaning
and changing fluids, it miraculously started after 16+ years in storage!
The clutch cable was broken so no riding that day; however, the previous
owner had a brand new spare and that problem has been fixed.
Currently, I'm changing the engine seal so have not yet ridden it.
the bikes race history, it is very clean. It is unrestored and everything
appears to be original (the carb and air box being the exception). The
original Amal carburetor was replaced with a Mikuni by the first owner
when he raced it. I feel that the Mikuni is now part of the bikes
history and plan on leaving it as is.
was raced in California during the late 60's / early 70's by the first
owner. Part of the racing documentation included with the bike was
his 1974 DRA (Desert Racing Association) expert plate. This plate
was still attached to the bike when the second owner acquired it.
The DRA races were held in California and the low "expert" number 44 indicated
that the first owner was a very competitive rider.
the second owner, also raced the bike in Arizona desert events. He
acquired the bike while he owned the County Cycle Sales & Service shop.
His shop's sticker is still attached to the rear fender of the MX5.
||This picture was
taken by Boyd about the time he put the bike in storage (1982?).
He had just ridden it in an AZ desert race, the first and only time he
raced it. The 484 was his assigned number for the race and these
plates were still attached when I purchased the bike. The bike looked
virtually identical to these pictures when I picked it up 16 years
pictures by Boyd.
of pictures showing the leading link front end and rear suspension.