Honda Cafe Racer Should Be Running When Sold

I post a lot of dubious “projects” in Running When Parked, but this is not one of them. This Ride Red racer is an solid example of a street bike converted to a cafe bike. The price would be a steal if the bike was running. The price is a little high for non-running condition. The seller says all it needs is gas and a tune-up. I would budget for a battery too. The seller might have better luck by adding gas and doing the tune-up and setting an asking…

1964 BSA Starlite Motorcycle A Rare Opportunity

This “Running When Parked” is a rare find for any BSA collector and the asking price is realistic. The bike appears to be in good shape and was probably stored properly (no major sun damage, ripped saddle or cracking tires). I like the forward-mounted rear shocks (done way before motocross bikes re-started the trend). The bike looks like BSA’s response to the Honda 50 from the same period. Very cool. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner…

Harley-Davidson Sportster Ironhead Perfect For A Knucklehead

This Running When Parked is unique because the owner removed the gearbox from a bike that “ran great when parked.” If it was running great, why did the owner disassemble the gearbox? Maybe it was running great, but I’ll bet it wasn’t shifting great. And it pays to read the ad carefully. The seller is “asking $2000” but the headline lists the price as $1500. The buyer already saved $500. Does that make it a good price? Nope. The bike is missing the battery, an exhaust pipe and probably a…

An Unmolested 1972 Maico 501 Barn Find For A Skilled Negotiator

This seller gets an A+ in collectable Maicos, a D-minus in salesmanship and an F in motorcycle appraisal. Although missing the front fender, this 1972 Maico 501 appears to have few hours of operation (a rider’s knees rubbed the paint off the fiberglass tank after the 10-hour mark) and chances are it was never raced (aside from a total lack of aftermarket parts, there are no number plates). The bike doesn’t appear to be missing components (except for that fender). The seller should have given more history and additional photos…

Start A Business With This Moto Scoot Delivery Motorcycle

Looking to pick up a little spare change? Why not grab this 1946 Moto Scoot delivery scooter? You could be the coolest pizza delivery business in your neighborhood. It was “Running When Parked” so it shouldn’t take too much effort to get it delivery ready, right? No, not right. This old workhorse needs a total rebuild from the frame out and replacement parts will not be easy to find even in this day and age of eBay. The best home for this neat little scooter will be somebody’s private collection.…

Two Running When Parked Yamahas For $575 Still Overpriced

This ad shouldn’t have used the phrase “running when parked.” It should have read, “buried when parked.” These two little Yamahas appear to have been left under a tree in the backyard since the last time they fired up (and who knows how long that has been?). I guess somebody who has a thing for these models could buy them for parts, but if your goal is to get them running, I’d tell you to keep looking. These two have a long journey before arriving at ride-able. The phrase “running…

Three-Wheeled Running When Parked Perfect For Collectors Only

The Honda atc 70 was a cute little all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that was marketed in the early 80’s as a fun vehicle for the entire family. Unfortunately, the ATV was a tricky vehicle to operate and anything but “family friendly.” It was easy for an inexperienced rider to experienced a rollover going uphill, downhill or on flat terrain. The saddle encouraged taking a passenger and the ATV used a fixed axle instead of a differential. And the vehicles were ankle biters. If the ATV did start a rollover, the natural…

’65 Honda Scrambler Comes Back To Life

This is a Running When Parked (RWP) that I’ve been watching for a long time. It shows up on Craigslist every few months and has been doing so for years. The asking price ($5,000) might be putting off some riders, but wait, the latest ad is updated. Although it says the bike is a Running When Parked, it contradicts that statement by saying the owner has got the bike running. The $5000 asking price isn’t too far off if you have an emotional attachment to Honda Scramblers and are not…

1962 Harley Skat A Beautiful Running When Parked

Most of the featured RWP’ed fall into the derelict category and would be best served with a trip to a car crusher. But not this little gem. This is one RWP’ed that doesn’t appear to need much more than a fluid check and a boot on the kickstarter to bring it back to glorious life. This looks way more like a RTR (Ready To Ride) than a RWP. If it is not sold, you can check it out by clicking here. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for…

Honda CB750 Cool Rat Bike Project

This ’76 CB750 is rough but I see a very fun rat bike sitting here. Leave the tank and fenders rusting away. The floorboards are cool. The bars are perfect. Needs a headlight. And who knows if the motor turns? It was running when parked. Get this bike running and you will strike fear into anyone who sees you coming. I don’t think the seller will get that asking price. I’d offer half that and walk if the offer was not taken. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code…