Roller Derbi Running When Parked

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 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…

Born To Be Wild RWP’ed

Release your inner Wyatt with this nasty little chopper. The ad copy is correct that a carb cleaning and new battery will be needed, but the lack of any air filtration system may suggest a deeper cleaning will be required. How much crap got sucked in those exposed carbs when the bike was running? Hope the seller is flexible on that price. A $1,300 discount would make this a much easier rider. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the…

Mini RWP’ed Needs Maxi Maintenance

There are times when taking a closer look at a Running When Parked bike is a good idea. This little minibike looks like a lot of fun especially if you can talk the owner down to around $250. But once you take a look at the detail shots that the seller supplied, you get an idea of how much work this little project is going to need. If you are looking for a “rat bike” mini, this could be a good deal. If you are looking to restore, this is…

Ducati 900SS Sets RWP’ed Record Asking Price Of $34,500

This one is for the record books. The seller is asking for a cool $34,500 and you get a sweet-looking Ducati 900SS that was running “great” when parked. Even if you are a Ducati fan, the asking prive is a stretch. The NADA guide lists a value of $29,255 for a mint-condition 900SS and even with this bike’s low mileage, the owner is vague on the bike’s history. It’s a cool ride and we would love to know what it actually sells for.

Save $100 By Reading To The End Of Ad

Gotta point out a few discrepancies in this ad (and one will save you $100).  The headline has the asking price at $600 but if you take the time to read to the last line, the price has already come down to $500. A great deal? Not so fast, tough guy. This is one rough-looking RWP’ed. The carbs are MIA. So is the airbox/air filter. The pipes are detached and resting on the ground. The magneto cover is missing (and there doesn’t appear to be any electronics to cover anyway).…

Yamaha XS650 With High-Performance Pipes

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 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…