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Old 03-22-12, 01:01 PM   #1
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Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

As we're heading into summer, my neighbor start to ride his Harley to work every morning. He first started riding it every morning at 6:30am. The fucker is so loud that I'm pretty sure houses four or five down the road would have heard it let alone I'm right next to it. I've sent him a letter through the mail asking him to stop and telling him about the city noise ordinance. He then replied with a printing of city ordinance highlighting the section describing "harassment". The city's noise ordinance prohibit any use of machinery that cause loud noise from 10pm to 7am. So the fucker now just leave home at 7:01am every morning. Of course, now he's within the law, is there really nothing I can do? I work night-shifts, thus usually don't get home until 1am.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

if he's obeying the law (now) then you just have to deal with having a shitty neighbor.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:04 PM   #3
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Kill him. Sell Harley. Problem solved.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:05 PM   #4
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Old 03-22-12, 01:06 PM   #5
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

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if he's obeying the law (now) then you just have to deal with having a shitty neighbor.
Who is now pissed off and is looking for a way to retaliate.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:07 PM   #6
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

Call your local one-percenter motorcyle club and tell them there's this guy on your street bragging about wearing their patches without being a member. They will take care of the rest.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:07 PM   #7
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

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if he's obeying the law (now) then you just have to deal with having a shitty neighbor.
Damn it, I'm not going to get 50 posts of this am I?
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Old 03-22-12, 01:08 PM   #8
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Trust me, the fucker is so loud this won't work.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:09 PM   #9
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As we're heading into summer...
Isn't this the beginning of Spring?
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Old 03-22-12, 01:10 PM   #10
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Isn't this the beginning of Spring?
But nevertheless heading into summer. The temp recently have felt more like summer than anything else.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:12 PM   #11
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

He actually waits until 7:01 because you asked him to? Seriously, what more do you want?

I mean, I'd hate it if my neighbor got one of those things. I hate it when they even pull up next to me on the road they are so loud. But what more can you really ask for? And how late do you sleep in?

Honestly, I'd thank him for waiting until 7 and try to get on speaking terms. It will take a while to establish a level of trust that allows you to push the thing off a cliff without being a primary suspect.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:14 PM   #12
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He actually waits until 7:01 because you asked him to? Seriously, what more do you want?

I mean, I'd hate it if my neighbor got one of those things. I hate it when they even pull up next to me on the road they are so loud. But what more can you really ask for? And how late do you sleep in?
He said he doesn't get home from work until around 1am. Which means probably 2am to actually get to sleep. Factoring in 6/7 hours would wake him up (normally) at around 8/9.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:16 PM   #13
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

That sucks, but it also sucks that biker dude has to get somewhere early.

I'd be in favor of banning those noisy pieces of crap. But since they're legal, the best you can ask for is for him to obey the ordinance.

The noise ordinance won't let you mow your lawn when you get home from work late, which was the only plan remaining.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:16 PM   #14
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Old 03-22-12, 01:16 PM   #15
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

Don't get me wrong, I couldn't care less if he wants to ride it during the day time. I guess I'm just saying 7am isn't day time to me. I sleep til 9am.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:17 PM   #16
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

Get a day job. As much as you'd like, the world doesn't revolve around you.

Seriously, it may be annoying to you, but he's not doing anything wrong.

Or get him a job where you work and you can ride together.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:18 PM   #17
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Get a day job.

Seriously, it may be annoying to you, but he's not doing anything wrong.
I kind of agree. I mean, the guy has to get to work. I'm assuming he starts it up and drives off, right? He doesn't sit there revving it for five or ten minutes.

P.S. Bias disclosure: Sgt Honeylamb has a motorcycle, although it's not a Harley and not nearly as loud as one.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:18 PM   #18
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

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Call your local one-percenter motorcyle club and tell them there's this guy on your street bragging about wearing their patches without being a member. They will take care of the rest.
This is a good solution.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:19 PM   #19
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

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I kind of agree. I mean, the guy has to get to work. I'm assuming he starts it up and drives off, right? He doesn't sit there revving it for five or ten minutes.
Oh but he does. Not 5 minutes, rev it at least 10 times before heading off.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:19 PM   #20
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

Before we can advise on "what you can do," we need to know what you would like to have happen. You want him to drive another vehicle in the morning? You want him to walk it down the street before firing it up? You want a different muffler on the thing? What?
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Old 03-22-12, 01:21 PM   #21
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

Well, it would seem your only real recourse here is to whine about it on an internet forum.

No, there's nothing you can do. If he's compliant with the law the best you can hope for is that he gets hit and killed, or his bike is somehow "mysteriously" destroyed.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:21 PM   #22
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

That's what I'm asking. What ARE the options, if any at all. I thought about going to the police, but I'm pretty sure they'll just laugh their ass off.
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Old 03-22-12, 01:22 PM   #23
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

You asked him to observe the city noise ordinance. He complied. You won.

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Old 03-22-12, 01:23 PM   #24
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Re: Shitty Neighbor - Is there really nothing I can do?

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No, there's nothing you can do. If he's compliant with the law the best you can hope for is that he gets hit and killed, or his bike is somehow "mysteriously" destroyed.
Alright fine. thanks.. point taken. /thread
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Old 03-22-12, 01:24 PM   #25
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What about earplugs? White noise? Is your bedroom at the front of the house? Can you sleep in a back bedroom?
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