Family Parts With Beezer That Deserves Another Chance

This is tough because it has been sitting a long, long time. This 650 needs more attention than most mere-mortal mechanics could faithfully expend. Still, I hesitate. There is an obvious alternative, but the thought of parting out this old BSA brings a tear to my eye. It seems a shame for it to disappear into parts bins. I can only hope somebody with the right talent and energy will bring this old family member back to the street.

Fall Turns To Winter For This RWP’ed

Where do I start with this amazing ad? First, the seller only posted two photos so we can only guess he didn’t include the Yamaha Midnight Special because why? It is a little rougher than the Honda and flame-tanked Suzuki? If that is the case, I’d really love to see the Yamaha. Based on the fallen leaves framing the two pictured bikes, I’ve got to figure snow has fallen on these little gems by now. A white dusting might actually improve the bikes’ appearances. The $1000 asking price for all…

Rupp Minibike “Running When Parked”

I am so tempted by this one. The mini looks complete. All the parts are there and the frame looks ripe for a makeover. Unfortunately, I don’t have the skills of Chip and Joanna (of “Fixer Upper” TV show fame) and while I can envision a cherry Rupp Roadster in my head, I know I couldn’t transform this bike into the mini of my dreams. If the motor runs and wheel bearings aren’t seized, I’d offer $250 and just ride it like it is. The phrase “running when parked” (RWP)…

Honda Chopper Worth The Asking Price

This doesn’t happen all that often. A Running When Parked that is a deal (and maybe a steal). This 70’s Honda chopper appears to be well constructed and I don’t see any obvious signs of abuse. This bike was a show stopper back in its day, and there is no reason after a little TLC that it couldn’t be winning blue ribbons at a custom bike show. Even the $2500 asking price seems like a bargain. You could part this bike out for double that price. If you feel born…

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…