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…

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.…

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…