When the new listing popped up on Craigslist, even my gap-filled memory remembered this Running-When-Parked duo. The seller was asking $2700 for two Kawasakis of a 1971 and 1967 vintage. I commented (back in 2021) that the bikes were cool, but the asking price was too steep. I was right.
The new ad has knocked $700 off the asking price and the bikes have remained “Running When Parked” for another year. So, the seller is getting closer to a reasonable asking price. Is it close enough? That my friend, is up to you. I’ll bet a Kawasaki fan could negotiate the price for both bikes and end up with two fairly complete bikes that need some TLC. The seller has got to be motivated.
Hope I don’t see these two offered up again next August.
WHAT IS A RWP?
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.