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Old 07-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #16
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That is the Holy Grail of Honda Elite Scooters.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:22 AM   #17
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Here's one for sale.

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Old 07-24-2010, 08:59 AM   #18
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Cool. What do those scoots sell for?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #19
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Here's one for sale.

chttp://longisland.craigslist.org/mcy/1838366755.html
Yea, 85-88 Elite 250's are not too hard to find. The 89-90's are a different story. Please let me know if you find an 89 or 90.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #20
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Cool. What do those scoots sell for?
That's a good question because, 1. The 89 or 90 Elite 250s are very hard to find. 2. If you ever do find one they are never in this kind of condition.

I've been searching for one for the past 4 years. I gave up 6 months ago and bought a 2010 Vespa GTS 300 super. Then on Saturday a guy in my scooter club emailed me a link to this one in Portland Oregon. 10 minutes later it was mine.

So I can't really answer your question because this is the first one I've ever seen. All I know is that they sold for $3399 back in 1990. http://www.ch250.net/techtips/16.htm

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Old 07-24-2010, 11:38 PM   #21
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The only way to find out is sell it at a big bike auction say like the one in Vegas. Let's say if you shipped it back to Japan then you would be able to land 5 to 6 grand over there. Old bikes seem to worth far more over there then here. there is to few of these low mileage bikes left. As it is he stole it for under 2 grand . The draw back is the 2 year of production. Some things are dam hard to find for them. I wouldn't want to have replace any panels on one.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:45 AM   #22
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I also have the 1990 elite 250. I'm having someone make a windshield for me and I was wondering if you could measure the height of yours?

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:32 AM   #23
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Man that is sweet! I love the 89 Elite 250. I wander if the 89 is a bit faster than the 88s and under? It has a different horizontal style motor like the Reflex and Big Ruckus, so I wander if it is a bit faster or the same?

But I think it does look cool! We've had a couple beutiful condition models sell around $1,200 around here! Around here Craigslist prices truley go WAY up and WAY down at random times. It seems like they sell cheaper in the summer! I thought they were usually cheaper in winter. '

For example, a couple months back and you could have yourself a great running standard Elite 250 for as cheap as $600, and now they are up around $1,500+. Also same for most other bikes.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:28 AM   #24
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I was beginning to think these didn't exist anymore but I finally found one. 1990 Honda Elite 250, one owner with 1300 miles. I've owned a 1984 Honda Elite 125, 1985 Honda Elite 150, 85, 86 and 87 Honda Elite 250 and currently own a 1987 Honda Elite 150 with only 1200 miles. After buying my 87 Elite 150 I fell in love with the new body style and wanted a 89 or 90 Elite 250.

that looks just like my 90 Elite 250 .. my favorite scooter ..
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #25
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Very nice, tbone...
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #26
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I didn't even know they made an Elite 250 like that. Only one I knew about is the boxy one.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #27
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Man that is sweet! I love the 89 Elite 250. I wander if the 89 is a bit faster than the 88s and under? It has a different horizontal style motor like the Reflex and Big Ruckus, so I wander if it is a bit faster or the same?

But I think it does look cool! We've had a couple beutiful condition models sell around $1,200 around here! Around here Craigslist prices truley go WAY up and WAY down at random times. It seems like they sell cheaper in the summer! I thought they were usually cheaper in winter. '

For example, a couple months back and you could have yourself a great running standard Elite 250 for as cheap as $600, and now they are up around $1,500+. Also same for most other bikes.

Actually, all the Elite 250 engines are virtually the same as the Helix. The first gen Elite 250 had the engine upright, instead of flat like the Helix. When Honda redesigned the Elite, they used the same flat orientation, and floorboard fuel tank as the Helix, which allowed for the under seat storage space.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #28
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Very nice looking scooter Tbone99 and you are right, very hard to fine. I have this one for sale.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/3840026253.html
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #29
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Very nice looking scooter Tbone99 and you are right, very hard to fine. I have this one for sale.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/3840026253.html
I'll buy it if you deliver it to S.E. Michigan , seriously if it were here close buy I would have already bought it . Those are rare and from what I hear much better that the 85 to 88 models .
Are you sure you want to sell it ? I wouldn't .
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #30
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Sorry Krusty, but you're wrong. The Helix has an upright engine like the 85-88 CH250. The 89 -90 250's have a horizontal engine that has some parts in common with the Reflex of 2004 through 7 or so.

I have managed to round up 2 90's from the mean streets of San Francisco. With some care and work and cleaning they look good and run great. For no reason I understand they seem faster then the 85-88 model. Parts are rare but they do come up from time to time on eBay. Like all these machines they are sturdy, well built and fun, and these newer models are better looking. The storage under the seat is great.

There were racks made for them in Japan, but I don't think they were ever imported into the US. There was one on eBay last month for $75, but I let it go because the scooter is just too pretty without it.

89 and 90 were economic recession years and $3300 was a lot of money. I doubt they sold 1000 of them in the US.

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