Great story! Please post more pix.
The CH250 Elite is one of my faves from the 80s. I remember when they were on the showroom floor. There weren't any used ones available so I went with a P200E. Loved that scooter. It was an entry into motorcycling. Still think about the Elite though. Every now and then I search Craigslist for one.
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