Honda XR600 Running When Parked A Great Parts Bike

It is not much to look at and I wouldn’t advise a restoration. So why is this RWP’ed so attractive? The asking price is not crazy high if you are looking to build a parts inventory for your Honda XR600. A great used parts source. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner of the garage or tool shed for far too long. Lacking the energy, time or resources to bring the little beauty back to life, the…

The Frey Beast To Escalate The E-Bike Power And Speed War

Electrek is reporting that Frey, an electric-motorized bicycle company, is introducing an all-new model called the Beast with performance that is claimed to live up to the bike’s name. The company claims that this yet-to-be-released model “features the power of a motorbike combined with the performance and ride style of an electric mountain bike.” Electrek even reports the company claims it will not “advise it for riders who haven’t had previous experience on high-powered electric bikes.”  I won’t get into the bike’s component selection or power claims because the Beast…

The Secret To Enjoyable Winter Cycling Is Not Beating The Cold

You need to watch this great story from Not Just Bikes on why winter in Oulu, Finland, doesn’t slow down their bicycle-riding populous. While the story compares Oulu to Canadian cities, the same comparison can be made to American cities in the winter (or summer, for that matter). The takeaway is that winter cycling has nothing to do with the weather conditions, and everything to do with providing a safe cycling infrastructure.

Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon Jump Site Pilgrimage – UPDATED

Everything felt wrong exiting Interstate 84 and heading south on State Highway 93. Passing familiar suburban landmarks like Costco, Chick-fil-a, Home Depot and, of course, Starbucks, it just didn’t feel right. This is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon? It felt more like a witness protection program town. You can’t get more nondescript than Twin Falls, Idaho.  A few turns later (after passing churches and a few McMansions) we were entering the Shoshone Falls Park. Is this the right place to see the Evel jump site?…

Easy Hack To Reduce Potential COVID-19 Exposure Until You Get Vaccinated

Need to visit a shop to get a part or service for your motorcycle, bicycle or electric-motorized bicycle? There is a simple hack that can reduce your exposure to others during the visit. Go to Google Maps and in the search bar, type in the shop’s name. Below the address, hours of operation and contact info, there may be a bar chart that shows the most-busy and least-busy hours of operation. The current day is shown, but you can see the history of floor traffic for every day of the…

Final Resting Place For Your Running When Parked Harley-Davidson

While not an actual “Running When Parked” classified listing, this one is too interesting and amusing to pass up. The seller is offering what appears to be a beautiful and tranquil final resting place at a cemetery conveniently located off the Foothill Freeway in San Bernardino. The asking price for the plot is $10,000 or the owner will trade it for a vintage Harley Davidson Knucklehead, a vintage Indian Chief, a vintage Harley-Davidson chopper or a hot rod. I have to wonder if the plot owner experienced a miraculous recovery…

A Transformer Motorcycle That Adapts To Your Riding Style

The JMC Motorcycle Company concept is simple. Start with the Platform bike that champions mechanical simplicity and sporty performance. Next, offer a number of bolt-on transformer kits designed to quickly attach to the Platform bike. Keep the ownership costs attractively affordable. The JMC mantra is simplicity. Simple to manufacture. Simple to inventory. Simple to sell. Simple to work on. Simple to ride. Simply cool.  This is JMC in a nutshell, but there is plenty more. There are specific and unique distribution strategies, rider participation programs and long-term growth possibilities that…