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Old 29.05.2011, 23:17
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Noise from the street

So you move in a house, in a nice village, and you expect quiet and not so friendly neighbors...

What came with the package for me was a street, which is not always busy, but you get a lot of harleys and "sports cars" passing by...

Anyone knows what are the noise rules here?
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Old 29.05.2011, 23:42
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So you move in a house, in a nice village, and you expect quiet and not so friendly neighbors...

What came with the package for me was a street, which is not always busy, but you get a lot of harleys and "sports cars" passing by...

Anyone knows what are the noise rules here?
main roads of course have motor bikes and "sports cars" coming through and this is perfectly legal
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Old 30.05.2011, 00:04
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Re: Noise from the street

I find the traffic (and tram) noise here in Basel worse than London. I think it's because, in between the cars going past, it's deathly silent so the contrast is greater.
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Re: Noise from the street

We've got sport cars, motorbikes, and horses. I can live with all that. But the trampolines? These I could do without. I never knew kids could play on a trampoline for so many hours.

One of the reasons our area is so attractive to families is because it is so lively, even on Sunday. Kids can be kids.
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Old 30.05.2011, 01:34
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Re: Noise from the street

My husband and I had to move out of downtown Zurich because of the traffic and construction noise. I'm a really light sleeper, and the noise coming from the street was so bad that we had to sleep with the bedroom window closed in the middle of summer. So when we were looking for a new apartment, I made sure to get one in a building that's far away from the street. But now we have a family with 3 small children living above us who love to run across the wood floors very early in the morning.

So finally, I bought a white-noise machine online, and it has been a HUGE help with drowning out all other noise. It really lulls me to sleep. So maybe that is something to consider, if the street/traffic noise keeps you from getting a good night's sleep?
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Re: Noise from the street

Motorbikes and cars do have maximum noise emission restrictions, which should be checked at the MFK.
However, I would imagine the most Harley's are borderline, but still they growl around on the streets.
Maybe it's because they tend to be ridden by old men who are probably in a higher tax bracket, and have been contributing for longer, so a little leeway is shown.

Wait until the teenagers come with their newly acquired mopeds, on their 14th birthday. In order to gain an extra HP and a few more kph, so they can just about inch past their mate in a flat out duel, the only thing they can do is to change their exhaust and fill it with an angry wasps nest.
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Old 30.05.2011, 08:23
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main roads of course have motor bikes and "sports cars" coming through and this is perfectly legal
Somehow I doubt that having a straight exhaust on a harley or tunning a 1.6 honda by adding a "sport' exhaust qualifies...
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So you move in a house, in a nice village, and you expect quiet and not so friendly neighbors...

What came with the package for me was a street, which is not always busy, but you get a lot of harleys and "sports cars" passing by...

Anyone knows what are the noise rules here?
it's also annoying that they tend to ride in groups of 5 or more because of whatever insecurities they may have, serving to amplify the noise and the exhaust fumes.
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Somehow I doubt that having a straight exhaust on a harley or tunning a 1.6 honda by adding a "sport' exhaust qualifies...
What actually happens is that owners of bikes with sport exhausts keep the original exhaust and re-fit that every time an MFK check comes round. Result - a nice legal bike once every 3 years! Of course you are risking that the police will notice - but this is pretty rare.
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it's also annoying that they tend to ride in groups of 5 or more because of whatever insecurities they may have, serving to amplify the noise and the exhaust fumes.
You mean like this?
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Re: Noise from the street

Let me know the road in Vaud and I will get my Buell out, with its far from legal exhaust ...
Hell - if we are going to get blamed for the noise we might as we;; live a little.

M/C noise - esp in an urban environment will be minor - what about farm traffic, lorries, trams and church bells??

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Let me know the road in Glattbrug and I will get my Buell out, with its far from legal exhaust ...
Hell - if we are going to get blamed for the noise we might as we;; live a little.

Surprisingly, if I was a delicate disposition and noise bothered me, I probably would have moved to somewhere a stone throw away from an airport. I get the feeling that might put the occassional Harley or Porsche into context.
M/C noise - esp in an urban environment will be minor - what about farm traffic, lorries, trams and church bells??


So let me guess... darn with everyone else while I "live" my life...

Smart, ethically correct and fair.
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So let me guess... darn with everyone else while I "live" my life...

Smart, ethically correct and fair.
No - but quit whining like a girl about noise if you live in a city ... or at least do your homework first, there are plenty of ultra quiet places in CH.
You seem to have the problem and expect every to change their lives to suit your needs
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No - but quit whining like a girl about noise if you live in a city ... or at least do your homework first

You seem to have the problem and expect every to change their live sto suit your needs

It's a village, 12 houses... Read first, shoot later or at least get a good coffee ;-)
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No - but quit whining like a girl about noise if you live in a city ... or at least do your homework first
'just sayin'
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It's a village, 12 houses... Read first, shoot later or at least get a good coffee ;-)
On the main drag ?
On the way to a pass ?

Coffee's fine thanks

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Good point - made well !!
Dunno why - but I read the location a Glattbrug .... but I realised that was the post below
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Let me know the road in Vaud and I will get my Buell out, with its far from legal exhaust ...
sorry.. I had to groan that one...

As a "Vaud-ite" living in a tiny village, off of the main drag but with a main drag with a sharp turn in the middle of the village forcing bikes, etc to slow down to 2nd gear... we live on hot summer nights with the ever so lovely sound of screaming acceleration ( also from the Ferrari set btw )

rant over.


EDIT:.. if you feel like making the journey.. this is our main drag... do let me know when you'll be coming.... ( I've got those carpet tacks somewhere )

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Re: Noise from the street

While I wouldn't go as far as grynch I still don't understand why so many people view freedom and democracy as the ability to do whatever they like, conveniently leaving out the "without disturbing anybody else" part...

Rant over. Was asking the noise regulations not for a bike lovers vs tranquility fight...
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sorry.. I had to groan that one...

As a "Vaud-ite" living in a tiny village, off of the main drag but with a main drag with a sharp turn in the middle of the village forcing bikes, etc to slow down to 2nd gear... we live on hot summer nights with the ever so lovely sound of screaming acceleration ( also from the Ferrari set btw )

rant over.


EDIT:.. if you feel like making the journey.. this is our main drag... do let me know when you'll be coming.... ( I've got those carpet tacks somewhere )

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8...25.44,,0,23.13
Well, I'll groan back.
The reason why i don't use the buell in CH is because the exhaust is too loud. Probably not in the league of the HD straight throughs. But it's enough to annoy me ....
The bikes I have are on legal exhausts - so providing I follow the speed limits I can go where I like, when I like. Just like anyone else who pays their taxes ....
Cool - really grown up putting tin tacks on the road. Next step would be like the people who put oil on the bends at the Cat and Fiddle in Derbyshire that killed a motorcyclist - or the piano wire stretched across bridleways by walkers to deter mountain bikers
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Was asking the noise regulations not for a bike lovers vs tranquility fight...
As above - vehicle noise controls; and Baboon's explanation of how some get round them.

Failing that ask at your Gemeinde/Commune and/or Local Police.
But falling short of a token gesture of a policeman standing there for an hour with a dB meter, it's probably just another example of Swiss laissez faire (but moan in private behind the curtains).

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