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Mom! Pleeeeeease?

Look at this Craig's List ad:

3,000 miles Better than new,custom exhaust,lower seat,engine protector hihhway pegs,extra ports,official BMW bags. Has not been riden since 3,000 mile service. Reason for selling is that I live in a gated community that prohibits motorcycles.


What? You live in a what that prohibits what?? You PAID A LOT OF MONEY for a home where they can tell you you're NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A MOTORCYCLE?

I don't get that at all. Maybe "a gated community" really means "my parents' house" or something.



THEY CAN HAVE MY MOTORCYCLE WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD CROTCH

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vespa59
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Ditto on the "association" bullshit. I would never buy a house from those neo-nazis.

Doesn't matter how fast it's going... a 2005 BMW 1200 GS is going to be quieter than an H2 or Chevy Tahoe any day.
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vespa59
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Most modern motorcycles, with the exception of the shit that Harley Davidson sells to middle aged lawyers, is quiet enough that you question whether they're powered by a combustion engine at all.
molotrash
Jul. 27th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
HOA rules differ everywhere you go. We were looking at places that wouldn't let you work on your car in your driveway. That's a good one though.

Some friends of mine can't leave their garage door open for a certain amount of time! Totally nuts. BUT HOA rules, like planting non-indeginous plats or trees, may be a good thing, especially here in the desert.

I do, however, think that most extreme cases are for RENTERS in gates communities. No?

Friendly post. :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
I live in a gate community, in the desert, and pretty much anything is allowed. Several very sweet motorcycles and scooters reside here.

Of course, rules differ from place to place, and ya gotta read the fine print before ya sign the lease/mortgage or whatever, and ask questions, if for nothing else, to annoy the shit out of them.

Information is power...

vulgarlad
Jul. 27th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
THEY CAN HAVE MY MOTORCYCLE WHEN THEY PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD CROTCH

for the first time today...i literally just laughed out loud.

~the lad
vespa59
Jul. 27th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
I desperately wish I could take credit for that phrase... almost as much as I wish I could remember where I'd stolen it from.
molotrash
Jul. 27th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I am sure he's probably renting? Gosh, that would be an intollerable HOA rule if one were owning a home.
molotrash
Jul. 27th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
One more thing, why wouldn't this person just put it in the garage.

I don't think the whole story has been told on craigslist.
rillifane
Jul. 28th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
That's a very common sort of restriction.
vespa59
Jul. 28th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
I'd never heard of it... Do they do it because of the noise, or because of the unsavory sort of characters typically associated with motorcycles by the kinds of people who live in communities governed by homeowner's associations?
rillifane
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Its not just gated communities. Many subdivisions with Home Owners Association covenants also do it.

I suspect that it has something to do with bourgeoisie middle aged women and their fear of husbands who get motorcycles and wind up leaving them for biker chicks with trim bodies poured into tight jeans.
vespa59
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
If ya can't beat 'em...
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
As a happily middle aged woman, I can assure that this
is not something we fear....it's something we pray for...

We gift wrap at no extra charge
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