BMW Running When Parked Headed To The Parts’ Shelf

This 1985 may have been running when parked in 2015, but it has obviously been plucked of different components since then. Would this be a good candidate as a parts bike? We asked the Beemer experts at Central Texas Restorations that question. “I don’t think so,” said Lance Sallis. “Only the airheads seem to have any value. A part-out airhead would be $3k to $4k.”

Unless you just have to have those Ohlins shocks or whatever is lurking inside the engine cases, best to pass on this offering.

BMW RWP: Who knows what treasure or trash lies behind those cases? It’ll cost you around $500-$700 to find out.
Swedish springer: Ohlins suspension and a frame modifications that appear to suggest this BMW was turning into a bobber project. Until the “project” got its funding cancelled.

The phraseRunning 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 owner lists it for sale in hopes that a new owner will massage it back to health. Our collection of RWP bikes fall into two distinct categories; treasure or trash. And you are the only one who can properly judge which category the bike belongs in.

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