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    I know I'm getting OLD.

    I love just about all things related to a motorcycle as long as it isn't obnoxious or unnecessarily loud (same thing), but I swear the neighbors kid and his ATV 4-wheeler is driving me crazy. Their house is probably 200 yards adjacent to ours and across the road with a fairly large yard (about a little less than 3 acres). The ATV doesn't run properly & goes dead every time he cuts the throttle. Round and around and around and around their house, across their yard non stop, except when it goes dead, then here he goes again. Also, it isn't super loud, but not quite either. This kid has literally ridden non stop since 3:00 pm this evening, and is still at it now even though it is dark. I am starting to really wish he would hit a tree or something just so it would STOP! They aren't bad neighbors & the kids are really good kids, especially for these days. He is just at that age where they do that, but I don't know how much louder I can stand turning up my TV Does anyone else find that excessive noise bothers you, or am I just too sensitive? Heck, I ride a motorcycle, love motorcycle racing, and ride a 4 wheeler myself.
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    Pretty good chance things were reversed in the past.
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    Cut him some slack. That used to be me.

    I suspect others here as well.

    But I do feel your pain. He'll grow up. Eventually.

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    I share your pain. Our house is in a nice quiet historical district. We only had one problem neighbor who decided to get a Ducati a few years ago. He then decided to put the loudest pipes he could find on it so everyone would know when he comes and goes which is at all hours. About the time we started to get used to it the house across from us was sold. The new owner has three small dogs. They are only home late at night it seems. The rest of the time their front windows are open and the dogs are in them and bark at anything that moves down the street or on the sidewalk. It is worse than the bike. I love dogs but I am ready to kill these. I feel sorry for them but the noise is unbearable. Sad how a few inconsiderate folks can change the whole atmosphere of a neighborhood.

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    Whew! So glad I'm not the only one! Thought maybe I was just turning into an old grouch . No comments please.... It is usually REALLY quiet where we live.. rural and off the beaten path, so any consistent noise is very noticeable. I love dogs too, but yapping little bastards get on my nerves too. God I hope this kid grows up fast. It would really be unfortunate for something to happen to him .
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    So I guess talking with his parents is out of the question?
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    We too have a 4x4 and a lot of space, grew up with things that probably annoyed folks at times...
    however,there is a tweeker twenty something that lives on the loop and is helping down on the ranch below us. He passes our gates at least 10 times on a good day pulling a trailer that bounces on every bump. His 4x4 has a rusted out muffler which doesn't help.
    I have talked to him about slowing it down a touch...sometimes he forgets just to annoy me.

    I thought I could tune it out...but not easy as he is dawn to dark and when tweeking...even more. Things like this auto correct at some point around here.
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    My neighbour's son got a skateboard and seemed to be practicing to be an Olympic star. The practice area was his driveway and the street in front of our houses. He spent months learning to flip the board and every flip was a cracking sound as it landed. Most irritating. Later, after he mastered the skill he seemed to be teaching other kids how to do this. The more I tried to ignore and not hear it, the more I found it irritated me. Such is the way of these kinds of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    I share your pain. Our house is in a nice quiet historical district. We only had one problem neighbor who decided to get a Ducati a few years ago. He then decided to put the loudest pipes he could find on it so everyone would know when he comes and goes which is at all hours. About the time we started to get used to it the house across from us was sold. The new owner has three small dogs. They are only home late at night it seems. The rest of the time their front windows are open and the dogs are in them and bark at anything that moves down the street or on the sidewalk. It is worse than the bike. I love dogs but I am ready to kill these. I feel sorry for them but the noise is unbearable. Sad how a few inconsiderate folks can change the whole atmosphere of a neighborhood.
    I too live in a nice quiet neighborhood, with the exception of one house that has a dachshund that barks at everything...he barks when a leaf falls off a tree, barks when the sun sets, barks at anything and everything.

    Sadly, the house is mine and the dog is my wife's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subman View Post
    I too live in a nice quiet neighborhood, with the exception of one house that has a dachshund that barks at everything...he barks when a leaf falls off a tree, barks when the sun sets, barks at anything and everything.

    Sadly, the house is mine and the dog is my wife's.
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    Here we go with the problems of "Cant put up with their SH.T"!!! The kid down the road with the 4 wheeler. It's a toy and will get old. lol....unless he takes up racing??? The tweeker going by purposely will get busted sooner or later and be gone for good. The yappers will never go away until they are perhaps 15 or so, then they are dead...…….lol.....we put up with their stuff because otherwise WE GO TO JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

    Tried getting a county ordinance against yappers....that worked so now any dog that is outside and carries on for more than 15 minutes gets cited by animal control. So sometimes you can win.

    Currently have my state rep with a bill to tax bicyclers on a state road. They like us MUST have a tag. Of course they pay for that tag......Why them? HWY 136 here in front of my place in Ga, becomes crowded with the YUPS that come up out of Atlanta because the road is pretty sparse of traffic and basically a LONG stretch, 8 or 9 miles of downhill straight. They come in packs 3 or 4 or more wide and won't get over or seperate despite law….lol....often they even get law enforcement to escort them in huge packs ………..How do I get to town without Killing them?? Little chance of this passing but I try.....

    One thing I have found totally effective is to let my Anatolian pasture guard dogs out on Saturday and Sunday mornings that they have events. I did this one time because I value these dogs to much to let them run loose because of getting hurt; but...….These dogs stand waist high to me at the shoulder and hate bicycles because they chase them down the 1/4 mile fence line for years and never get to get them. HIGHLY FRUSTATED...……..lol.....I stood with 2 of them at the beginning of my driveway at the property line on the road. HERE they came and golly, I just couldn't hold the puppies back...….Needless to say the resulting tangled bicycles with the dogs claiming victory over moving parts brought years of frustration to an end.............YES I JUST DREAM ABOUT DOING THIS......Do I care about the 2 wheelers???....NO....But my puppies, yes.....No telling what infectious URBAN DISEASE they might get.....

    lol....Thanks for a Sunday morning thought process going to work instead of Fox News...........God bless....Dennis

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    As a teenager I had a Kawasaki, H1, 500cc, three cylinder, two stroke bike. I put expansion chambers on it and yet some how survived. We lived in a mountain valley near Roanoke, VA. One night, around midnight, I rode home to find my father standing on the front porch. In a businesslike voice he said, “For the last ten minutes I have listened to every upshift, downshift and twist of the throttle you made. The bike goes or you both go.” And that is how I got my Triumph Bonneville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    My neighbour's son got a skateboard and seemed to be practicing to be an Olympic star. The practice area was his driveway and the street in front of our houses. He spent months learning to flip the board and every flip was a cracking sound as it landed. Most irritating. Later, after he mastered the skill he seemed to be teaching other kids how to do this. The more I tried to ignore and not hear it, the more I found it irritated me. Such is the way of these kinds of things.
    Same exact problem here - I live across the street from the local high school. I have had to get out of bed and cross the street to talk some sense into skateboarders. Like you said, it is the loud clattering when they do tricks with the boards. The main problem is that these fools start skateboarding on a warm summer night at 11:30 p.m., and I had to get up at 5:55 a.m. when I was working, and I pointed that out to the perpetrators...

    This was another reason I finally cracked open my checkbook and had central air installed at my house - so I could leave the windows closed at night.
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    Mea Culpa

    In the late '90s, I bought my only non-BMW - a new Buell S2 "Thunderbolt". I was living in an apartment complex in Alameda, CA with carports. On casual Fridays I used to commute into San Francisco on the bike, enjoying the ability to split lanes on the Bay Bridge which during rush hour was a parking lot. The Buell's HD 1200 engine was unmolested; stock pipe and carb. But when you started it in the echo chamber of the carports, sitting at idle to let the oil warm up, it was loud. Not obnoxious loud, but at 0530 AM, it was the only noise to be heard. No one ever complained, but they had a right to. It became a K75S a year later.....
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