Harley-Davidson Servicar Ready For Starring Role

This “Running When Parked” shouldn’t qualify as a RWP’ed because when you read the entire ad, the owner says he will get the bike running before you buy it. So it may have been a RWP’ed but it won’t be when you take delivery. And who wouldn’t want to take delivery on this classic? Almost every motorcycle exploitation movie of the 60’s and 70’s had a Servicar just like this one in their gang. The rider always seemed to be at the back of the pack and would be wearing…

Benelli Running When Parked Back On The Block At $500 Discount

Phoenix road trip? Maybe. This super-sweet-looking Benelli was spotted last year and here she is again, still “running when parked” and now offered at a 25% discount off the previous asking price of $2000. Photos ALWAYS make a bike look better than it is, but this little guy looks ready to rock. I would encourage the owner to invest the time to get it running, and in doing so, get it out of the RWP’ed category. Bump the price up to $2500 and be ready to take $2300. Another alternative…

Kawasaki KE100 Priced Nice

Here we have a Runner When Parked that doesn’t look too trashed except for the beating the rear fender took when Freddie looped it out while showing off for that cute girl in front of the high school. These bikes are easy to work on and it doesn’t appear to need a lot of massaging to get it back to smokin’ that sweet two-stroke exhaust cloud. The guy is asking $675, a price that says, “I’m willing to negotiate.” Show up with $500 in cash and a bottle of Mountain…

Fine ’69 Yamaha Smoker Worth Half Asking Price

Loyal “Running When Parked” readers know that I’m a sucker for any motorcycle released in 1969. I don’t know exactly why, but 1969 bikes all have a little something that separates them from the crowd. This Yamaha YR3 350 is no exception. The 350cc two-stroke engine has serious-looking cylinder-cooling fins. The fuel tank is a classic shape. There is an adjustable steering damper. And drum brakes, while no match to the performance of disc brakes, are so clean looking. Now the problem. The $1100 asking price is a stretch. The…

1976 Honda Elsinore 175 Ready For Quick Restoration

This runner when parked appears to need very little to get it running. The bike is all there. Restore it or just fire the thing up and ride it. A cool little 2-stroke. This isn’t the first time Running When Parked found a sweet Elsinore. Check this one out. 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…

Another Beezer Running When Parked

Man, a whole lot of BSA motorcycles show up during my searches for Running When Parked candidates. Here is another beautiful example. A 1970 BSA Lightning that the owner’s nephew says enjoyed a frame-up restoration in 2005 and hasn’t been started or ridden since. The bike appears to be complete and the only thing that jumps out is the cracked paint on the side panels. Not too sure why that would happen to a bike that has been sitting unmolested for 13 years. There may have been an issue with…

Husqvarna Miracle Machine Was Running When Parked

This Husqvarna is indeed a miracle machine if it was truly running when parked. That’s because careful examination of the photos reveals that the bike does not have a carburetor. Did the rider hold a spray bottle of gasoline and squirt it into the intake port to get this beast fired up? Maybe. Regardless, this is one rough Husky that could serve as a parts bike. Good luck finding the parts necessary to rebuild this project. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that…

Yamaha DT-100E Sun Baked Rust Bucket Running When Parked

This Running When Parked (RWP’ed) looks to be very complete even if all the components appear to have been sun baked for the past 25 years. And those components were probably soaked in salt water before the solar baking. Worth $500? To somebody who restores old Yamahas, there are enough stock parts here that can be sanded and painted for other projects. It would take way too much money to restore this old bike.

1969 Yamaha YL2-C “Running When Parked” A Fun Project

Ever notice how any car or motorcycle manufactured in 1969 is cooler than any other year? I’m sure you can find exceptions, but for the most part, 1969 rules. This Yamaha YL2-C is a prime example. While $1200 might be a stretch, it sure looks like a fun project that shouldn’t take too much effort to get running. The seller gets bonus points for posting really great photos (there were a ton more than I posted here) and making fun of the “Running When Parked” line. The phrase “running when…

Hurricane Warning On The Craig-Vetter Designed Triumph

The Triumph Hurricane is a collectable motorcycle and this example looks very well preserved. Still, it is a hard call. The seller only posted one photo that is sharp enough to check out the bike’s condition. And you can only see the bike from the right side. If the seller really thinks he’s going to get $15,000, at least remove the shop light from the handlebar and use that bottle of Nu Finish to polish the bike (wonder if the light and wax are included in the sale). It wouldn’t…