Upset Neighbors

verticalspark

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I recently purchased an 05 Rocket III with Jardines and it has apparently upset my neighbors. I leave early (5am) in the morning and idle (sub 1k) out of a shared driveway which has repeatedly woken up my neighbors to the point where they have started to complain. We live about 200 yards from a railroad crossing that sees multiple trains per night so the thought of my bike idling out of the drive waking them up is difficult to consider. That being said, I like all my neighbors and they live that nice quiet "live and let live" life so they are never a problem and I want to be able to fix this without saying "my ride, my life". I ordered a two universal 2" baffles and am considering pulling the baffles and packing/wrapping again them to help.
Anyone dealing with or have dealt with this before?
Adam
 

verticalspark

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Jardines can be a bit loud, especially at 5AM. You could consider installing aftermarket baffles. These will quiet down the Jardines a bit. Hard to say if it will be enough for your neighbors.
Quiet Thunder Monster Baffles
I have the stock baffles for what little they do. I have to ask if you have expereince with these baffles? I have been looking at them but without any real information/videos/comments on them and while the price isnt a ton of money, its still a lot to throw at something that may or may not work.
Adam
 

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I have the stock baffles for what little they do. I have to ask if you have expereince with these baffles? I have been looking at them but without any real information/videos/comments on them and while the price isnt a ton of money, its still a lot to throw at something that may or may not work.
Adam
Yes, I installed them on my R3T with the Jardines. Made a noticeable difference. Easy install. Remove the mufflers, drill a hole and install the baffles. If you want to take them out, just use a nut and bolt to fill the hole.
 

verticalspark

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Thanks for the info. I will email them today and order the correct size. Hopefully they will be quiet enough for me to idle out in the morning and not upset them.
 

FTL40

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I recently purchased an 05 Rocket III with Jardines and it has apparently upset my neighbors. I leave early (5am) in the morning and idle (sub 1k) out of a shared driveway which has repeatedly woken up my neighbors to the point where they have started to complain. We live about 200 yards from a railroad crossing that sees multiple trains per night so the thought of my bike idling out of the drive waking them up is difficult to consider. That being said, I like all my neighbors and they live that nice quiet "live and let live" life so they are never a problem and I want to be able to fix this without saying "my ride, my life". I ordered a two universal 2" baffles and am considering pulling the baffles and packing/wrapping again them to help.
Anyone dealing with or have dealt with this before?
Adam
I have the same problem, I have Thunderbike pipes. A few years ago people bought the house next to me after the woman who lived there passed, I always push my bike to the street before I start it up and let it warm up, well they let me know they're not happy, I tried to be nice by starting the bike on the street instead of between the houses. Now get this, I've been cutting and splitting firewood for over 40 yrs., I used to start at 8a. and stop at 2pm., to be a nice guy I now start at 9:30am and stop at noon, well they complained to me and I told them if they wanted peace and quiet they might have been happier to buy a home in the country as I've been cutting over 40 yrs. and I try to be nice BUT I have to live my life also. Now by law I can start at 7am, and work till 8pm, I hope they don't push my buttons too much more.
 

verticalspark

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I have the same problem, I have Thunderbike pipes. A few years ago people bought the house next to me after the woman who lived there passed, I always push my bike to the street before I start it up and let it warm up, well they let me know they're not happy, I tried to be nice by starting the bike on the street instead of between the houses. Now get this, I've been cutting and splitting firewood for over 40 yrs., I used to start at 8a. and stop at 2pm., to be a nice guy I now start at 9:30am and stop at noon, well they complained to me and I told them if they wanted peace and quiet they might have been happier to buy a home in the country as I've been cutting over 40 yrs. and I try to be nice BUT I have to live my life also. Now by law I can start at 7am, and work till 8pm, I hope they don't push my buttons too much more.
Thats the kicker for me, I let the bike run just long enough to get oil to the top end and idle down the driveway. I have been riding it almost every day the last two weeks without complaint or so it would seem. I would push it to the road but its a 1/4mile gravel driveway so thats not really a possibility. And I have to say that these pipes are a bit too loud because even with headphones in cruising the drone starts to get to me after a few hours.
 

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Maybe roll out into the street with the pipes facing away from them before you hit the starter and idle away. Any complaints of that would get laughed away.
 

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I have the same problem, I have Thunderbike pipes. A few years ago people bought the house next to me after the woman who lived there passed, I always push my bike to the street before I start it up and let it warm up, well they let me know they're not happy, I tried to be nice by starting the bike on the street instead of between the houses. Now get this, I've been cutting and splitting firewood for over 40 yrs., I used to start at 8a. and stop at 2pm., to be a nice guy I now start at 9:30am and stop at noon, well they complained to me and I told them if they wanted peace and quiet they might have been happier to buy a home in the country as I've been cutting over 40 yrs. and I try to be nice BUT I have to live my life also. Now by law I can start at 7am, and work till 8pm, I hope they don't push my buttons too much more.
New neighbors getting picky is bit different.
 
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