The first motorcycle I ever rode was a 1968 Greeves Challenger MX5 (250cc) (Edit: actually it was an Anglian) at some point in the mid 1980s. My memories of that bike are fuzzy but I remember it being huge and heavy with a Herculean clutch pull. This bike differs a little from the memories of the last one I rode by having a regular carburetor instead of a remote float with a tickle button and a fiberglass tank instead of an aluminum one. The other bike also had a heel and toe shifter. This one has a standard type one. Having two projects in the garage already (full race XR628R at 5% done and a CR500/XR200/XR600 hybrid at 75% done) I was hesitant to get another bike to clutter up my garage. It seems like I spend about every other year abroad and am bucking for a job in Phnom Penh from 2012-2014; who knows when this will get done. When this bike showed up on Craigslist I was both amazed that something like this made an appearance in Boise, but also the price. Advertised at $500 I bought it for $400. I probably could have gotten it for less but I was slightly intimated by the 1%er Harley guy selling it. The bike is in fine shape for 42 years old. My guess is that is hasn't run since Reagan's first term judging by how fossilized the rubber parts and tires are. The transmission (right side shift, 4 speed) shifts through all the gears with a solid mechanical snick. The engine is frozen; I'm guessing the rings are rusted solid. The carburetor (a tiny Amal) is also frozen solid. The rest of the bike is in good shape with the frame having rust only where the paint is chipped off and the fiberglass airbox and gas tank are solid. The rims are only slightly rusty and both brakes work. Every cable needs replacement and the electrics look sketchy. Plans for the bike are to make it into a vintage MXer. Boise has an active vintage MX scene and if memory serves someone else races a Challenger in the series. I'll update this thread as I restore the bike. If you have Greeves stories or information, please post them here. Also, if you have Greeves parts sitting in some far corner of your garage give a holler, I may be interested in them. Pictures of its first day at its new home with Marvel's Mystery Oil in the cylinder to try and free the rings. "O"