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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
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I live next to a school so the city decided to make my whole street a no parking zone except for the part right in front of my house. The house next to me is a rental same as mine. One of the new renters has started parking his POS astro van in front of my house. This guy also thinks the perfect time to work on his Harley is at 7 in the morning on a saturday under the carport that is right next to my bedroom window. Do any of yall think it would be rude to ask the guy to not park his van in front of my house any more?

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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No it wouldn't

Just be very polite, and tactful when you go about asking him.

Don't get upset just calmly ask him if he could work on his harley a little later in the day.

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I would start small, simply ask him to park his crappy van somewhere else, but politely. See how that goes, lay back, be cool, let him consider you to be the friendly neighbor... And then a few weeks later bring up the Harley stuff.

Just like our government, a little at a time until you get him matching to the beat of YOUR drum.

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+1 on both of the above.

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You said he works on his Harley.... Is it safe to ask???

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You said he works on his Harley.... Is it safe to ask???
A lot of the so called scary bikers are actually some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

OP, do exactly as trip said. Be nice, and start out small. When you move pass the van, and ask about the bike thing, try complimenting his bike first. That will get you started on a good note.
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You said he works on his Harley.... Is it safe to ask???
I'm not a biker or a biker spokesperson, but I do have biker friends...
They have a term of "endearment", called RUBs. Means "rich urban biker". They're the ones you hear in the Harley store, waiting to get their bikes serviced, who are sharing tips on how to get their petunias to bloom. I'm not kidding, I had the sweet pleasure of giggling my ass off while accidentally eavesdropping on the conversation.
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Discuss the problem with the neighbor that is always the best first step. Who knows, he may have no idea he was irritating you and might just work with you.

He has the "right" to park his car anywhere on the public street that you do. He also has the right to work on his motorcycle at 7:00 AM, unless he is violating some noise ordinance in your city, so you probably want to approach him in a friendly and neighborly way. If you piss him off, he will probably have all of his friends park on your street and extend his mechanic hours to 5:00 AM. (I would)

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Let's see: a renter, part-time Harley mechanic with a junky van, living on a street with ONE parking area... Yep, demand that he move it AND respect your rights to sleep in!

Just kidding, I'd go with what Chainfire said. Definitely approach him with the attitude that you guys can maybe work something out rather than what you want him to do. If he finds out that you're an OK sort of guy, he may even decide on his own to wait till 7:30 to work on his bike.

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Ask him and be polite, if he does not seam to cooperate then speak to the landlord and tell him of the problem, he may consider the loss of renters a priority.

Do you think he will stay for a long term stay or short term?

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