- Greeves Wessex, 1968
- 250 CC Villiers 37A Engine
- Trial bike, road registered
- Only in production one year – aprox. 120 pcs produced
- I coincidently found this bike in the early 90’ies. It belonged to a kid that intended to use it in the fields, but he couldn’t start it.
- I had no idea what a Greeves was, but it was funny and British, so I bought it and hauled it home to my garage.
- It stood there for a few years, and I still had no idea what this weird bike was, and no clue about where to get parts.
- But as the interned spread out, I got in touch with the Greeves Riders association, and found out that the Greeves is a real gem and worth a full restore.
- The restoration work took a few years, because everything was worn down or broken. The ignition and charging system was the hardest part, but with specialist parts from the UK, I got it back in running condition.
- I had to add lights to get a road registration for it.
This bike is turning heads where ever it shows up, and I never got so much attention before by rifding a motorcycle.
I rode it occationally for 6-7 years, but as I never really used it more than a few times every year, it had to go.
Wht did I do to it:
- Bored to second oversize
- Piston and piston rings
- Primary chain
- Clutch plates
- General overhaul, including new 3rd gear wheels
- Rear drive
- chain and sprockets
- CDI ignition build into the original flywheel magnet
- 12 volt lights with hidden electronic reticifier/controller
- Special bracket for battery, horn, and brake light swtch
- Lights, horn, switches
- Handle bar
- Clutch and brake levers
- Bead blasting and painting, including new tank transfers