Whose fault ?
My neighbor owns a loud HD Motorcycle and when he leaves for work it sets off all the neighbor's car alarms.
Who should I be pissed at ? I am leaning towards the car alarm people since they all seem to ignore their alarms and let them go off until they reset. No one, far as I can tell, even goes to the window to check what's going on.
September 8th, 2006 3:23pm
They know the cars aren't being stolen. ;)
The Harley probably has custom pipes - it couldn't have rolled off the floor with enough decibels to set off alarms (which react to vibration, not actual noise), and what the guy has on now is most likely not up to code.
Then again, loud pipes save lives is the old truth. Hell, if I had a Harley, I probably wouldn't ride it to work every day, but I'd definitely want it to boom. ;)
if a passing motorcycle is enough to set off the alarms, then the alarms is whack yo.
If this is a daily occurance and the owners do nothing then theys are whack too, yo.
September 8th, 2006 3:32pm
"if a passing motorcycle is enough to set off the alarms, then the alarms is whack yo."
I don't think you fully appreciate the sort of sound a large, intentionally maladjusted* V-twin with custom pipes produces. A Fireblade won't set off a car alarm, but a chopped Harley easily will. Hell, a Honda RC51 makes your fillings dance.
* On classic models at least, HD intentionally keeps design flaws in the engines so they run rough - it's part of the image. A Suzuki Intruder, similar size, shape and layout to a Harley, will run sweet as honey, and it's nothing that American engineers couldn't achieve if they wanted to.
If you had a Harley, you probably couldn't ride it to work every day. They aren't known for their quality construction or engineering. My neighbor used to be a Harley mechanic, working for the largest dealer in this part of the state. He refused to own a Harley, and rode everywhere on his Yamaha.