One day I received a call from my oldest brother. He called to let me know that a good friend/neighbor was moving and had an old Honda he wanted to get rid of. When I asked what it was my brother said that he thought it was a Scrambler and even though it was sitting beside a garage for the past 10 years it was in fair shape. Of course I was interested and asked how much he wanted for it. "Nothing, it's yours if you want it" awesome! The next weekend I met my brother at his friends house and saw this old Honda in the driveway. Not a Scrambler and honestly I was a little bummed out. But after closer inspection I thought this could be a cool little bike and the price is right. I figured a little elbow grease and a tune up I could flip it for a few bills. After getting it home and looking it over closer I found that it would not kick over and was frozen. Along with all the cables. So much for a quick flip. Never having dealt with a frozen motor before I decided to try to free up the top end. I pulled the plug and gave the cylinder a good dose of PB blaster and let it sit. A few days later I went back to the garage, pulled out the kick start lever, and gave a good firm kick. And wow it turned over. Now came the rebuilding and cleaning of the carb. It surprisingly wasn't that bad and didn't take too much work to get clear. The gas tank however was a bit more work. I've had pretty good luck with a product I found at Home Depot called surface prep. It's basically an acid etch and combined with some nuts, bolts, screws, and vigorous shaking the tank looked really good. Now with fuel I still needed spark so a new battery was installed. I gave the bike a few kicks to check that I had a spark and I did so I installed the plug, put some fresh gas in the tank and gave the bike a couple kicks and it started up. It ran but not great and I'm sure it had to do with the air/fuel screw. With the bike running I figured it was time to check the tranny to see if that would determine what direction I go with this bike. I was able to get the clutch cable moving enough to activate the clutch so I started it back up and took off out of the garage tires flat and bars bent, but it ran and shifted through all the gears. All of a sudden I decided I like this bike a lot. Now to the drawing board.