1988 Honda XR600 Served On A Plate

1988 Honda XR600 Served On A Plate

This 33-year-old Honda XR600 has been sitting for 10 years but was “running when parked.” The seller is pushing the fact that the bike was plated at one time. The catch is the bike is no longer in the DMV data banks. So, it was plated at one time (turn signals and headlight/taillight seem to back up this claim) and who knows if it can be plated in the future?

These bikes are ultra reliable so if it kicks through and you can feel the tranny working, it might not need much to fire this old war horse up. Forget about using the bike for the street and focus on riding it as a dirt-only bike.

The $1800 asking price? Who knows? Asking prices today (or Craigslist, eBay or Facebook Marketplace) seem crazy high to me. And the fact that many of these offerings appear over and over for months seems to back up my assumption of things being overpriced.

This is an old (dirt) bike and the seller is probably asking too much. If interested, you can see the ad here. If it is still available, maybe he’ll take an offer at around half the asking price.

What is a RWP’ed?
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 in.