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Old Jan 12th 2013, 01:13 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
Has anyone had a complaint from their neighbor about your bike idling in the driveway being too loud?

Saturday I had to run into work for little bit and it seemed like a great day to ride in with the sunny weather and no traffic. So at 6:30am I got my gear out, rolled the bike out and fired her up. Then finished my coffee, threw my jacket on turned around and there was a strange lady in my driveway...

She said that they work all week and my bike is too loud and to please start it and just leave. I said that I work too and am going there now. Sorry that I woke you, that was not my intention but I'm doing nothing wrong here. She walked away...

She lives across the street, two houses down. My bike was never rev'd and was idling less than 10 min.

Don't let your bike idle for 10 minutes, it is not necessary. 1 minute is enough to get the oil around all the moving components at decent temperatures.

Then leave and just keep the revs down, in this way both you and your neighbour would be happy!
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Unfortunately the high volume on the stock pipes is the one and only thing holding me back from picking up a Panigale. If I could find some way to knock back the volume I would be in.

I commute 100 miles by bike every day, usually leaving well before 7am and with neighbors on one side with young kids and on the other side retirees I don't want to be firing up something that's going to wake them up and ruin their day before they've started.

I use a R1200RT most days as its great in the wet and the cold, a 'Blade when the road looks dry and I take my 996SPS (open termis) on special occasions when I can fire up after 8am. Would love spend those 2 commuting hours each day on a Pani instead of the Blade, would love the noise when on the open road but don't feel that my choice of bike should impact other peoples lives (and someone waking up your kids at 6am certainly counts as impact!)

Until a solution comes up I'll have to just continue being jealous of you who can use the Panigale regularly ;-)
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Old Jan 12th 2013, 02:15 PM   #43
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No way I go 2 minutes at idle. I love the bike, but it really is loud. I put on all the gear, fire it up, wait about 15 to 20 seconds, and I drive away very light throttle and low revs. Common courtesy to the four-wheeled-crowd in the neighborhood. Like a previous post stated "these are the same people who watch out for you kids, etc".
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Old Jan 13th 2013, 03:18 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by 72s View Post
Unfortunately the high volume on the stock pipes is the one and only thing holding me back from picking up a Panigale. If I could find some way to knock back the volume I would be in.

I commute 100 miles by bike every day, usually leaving well before 7am and with neighbors on one side with young kids and on the other side retirees I don't want to be firing up something that's going to wake them up and ruin their day before they've started.

I use a R1200RT most days as its great in the wet and the cold, a 'Blade when the road looks dry and I take my 996SPS (open termis) on special occasions when I can fire up after 8am. Would love spend those 2 commuting hours each day on a Pani instead of the Blade, would love the noise when on the open road but don't feel that my choice of bike should impact other peoples lives (and someone waking up your kids at 6am certainly counts as impact!)

Until a solution comes up I'll have to just continue being jealous of you who can use the Panigale regularly ;-)


Reading this made me realize I am horrible person. It can not be too loud for me. If I would have it my my it would be MotoGP sounds all day. To be honest I never considered what type and age of people live in my neighborhood. Now I feel horrible. Maybe not.
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Old Jan 13th 2013, 03:48 PM   #45
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Interesting read. I think you should always be considerate to others...Not only your neighbors but to all. If that person in return, treat with disrespect then your approach should change obviously.

I go to work early in the morning 530am every day and I RIDE my Harley. I turn it on, as I am putting my gloves and helmet on then I leave. Good thing is that most around me work same time or soon thereafter, but this is not normal.
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Old Jan 14th 2013, 12:22 PM   #46
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If you are not considerate of your neighbors, then all you are doing is making them hate you, motorcycles, and motorcycle riders in general. Stupid thing to do.
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Having good neighbors are important especially if you own the home. If i had to leave early on the bike, i roll it down the block and piss off more distant neighbors.
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Originally Posted by 72s View Post
Unfortunately the high volume on the stock pipes is the one and only thing holding me back from picking up a Panigale. If I could find some way to knock back the volume I would be in.

I commute 100 miles by bike every day, usually leaving well before 7am and with neighbors on one side with young kids and on the other side retirees I don't want to be firing up something that's going to wake them up and ruin their day before they've started.

I use a R1200RT most days as its great in the wet and the cold, a 'Blade when the road looks dry and I take my 996SPS (open termis) on special occasions when I can fire up after 8am. Would love spend those 2 commuting hours each day on a Pani instead of the Blade, would love the noise when on the open road but don't feel that my choice of bike should impact other peoples lives (and someone waking up your kids at 6am certainly counts as impact!)

Until a solution comes up I'll have to just continue being jealous of you who can use the Panigale regularly ;-)
I'm with you, but I do ride early. I leave about 6:30, and it makes me feel guilty every single morning. Though I only idle it for 20-30 seconds, and then put down the road basiclaly at idle to get some distance. I hate to admit it, but I honestly wish the bike was not as loud as it is. I find it a detriment to my enjoyment, not a benefit. My old RSV4 was pretty loud, and that was about as loud as I liked it. Though as far as sound (as opposed to volume), I've never heard anything I liked better than this Pani.

So I just try to be as thoughful as I can be. But it is how I get to work, so don't really have all that much choice.
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Having good neighbors are important especially if you own the home. If i had to leave early on the bike, i roll it down the block and piss off more distant neighbors.
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Old Jan 14th 2013, 08:17 PM   #50
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Wow this is strange. My wife is a light sleeper and a hates being woken by loud cars or bikes. I get up early on Saturdays and go for a ride. The garage is right under the bedroom window. I pull the bike out of the garage, start it and take off and she never hears me. Of course I just ease of the clutch without giving it any gas and motor out the driveway. Once on the street I try to keep below 3k rpm in the hood. Once away from the hood and on the open road I like to make alittle noise.

No complaints at all, not like some of the Harleys that have straight pipes and want to rack it at the 4 way stop by my house at 2:00 AM on Saturday morning or the idiot that does doughnuts in the intersection of the 4 way stop around the same time. I don't mind a loud bike or car as long as the driver is respectful and is being cool. If they are showing their ass's then that is when I get upset.

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