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A friend of mine moved to a very small relatively new subdivision. Theres a guy there who would stunt his bike every now & again on the small street. Apparently they have some kind of neighborhood meetings sometimes where they 'vote' on certain things. I guess theres a 'top neighbor' who calls the big shots, i dunno. Anyway she keeps telling the neighbors in flyers & in person that she's working on banning motorcycles, & 4-wheelers from the neighborhood:confused:.

From what i hear the majority of people feels that she's a b*tch. A guy said that some small kids were riding the atv around & everything was fine.... As soon as he pulled his atv out she was out complainin & b*tchin. She's also trying to ban the people with boats from leaving the boat outside anywhere, they must be parked INSIDE the garage.... WTF?!?! This crap can't be legal can it????
 

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if it's a homeowners association, yes I think they can do that... which is why I want to have nothing to do with them. Throwing criticisms is far easier than the act itself. Most times these people, the woman you are talking about, have shitty lives and try to live vicariously through others...
 

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I'm not sure about ATVs, but as far as banning bikes from the neighborhood, yah my BS detector is goin off. But then again what do i know. Luckily my neighbors dont give a f*ck what we do. I light things on fire, rev my car in the driveway, shoot small animals with the .22 in the backyard, its all good.
 

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It's absolutely legal. First thing you should do when moving to a place is to check out HOA guidelines. Specially when owning a motorcycle.
 

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Oh one time the homeowners association sent us a very mean letter telling us we had to pull the weeds out of the crack in our driveway. We wrote them a letter back politely telling them to stfu we had more important things to do (atm my mom was in the hospital). They never followed through with any of their threats.
 

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Boats only being allowed in garages they can do in a homeowers assocaition, its the same thing as the rules about how high your grass can be and if your allowed to have a garage face the street, ect.

ATV's are not usually street legal so they are probably technically illegal to ride in the neighbrohood anyways.

However, owning a motorcycle can not be banned. They can say you can't park it outside and stuff but they can't tell you that you can't own/ride one.
 

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I don't like people telling me what to do but in all honesty HOA's fal under damned if you do , damned if you don't category.

I for one would not want some dickwad stunting and reving his POS gixxer up and down my block where my children play in.
 

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HOA's are for lames.

I would call the cops if there are people stunting in front of my house or street. Shiet I might go have a talk with the guy and let him know it is not safe, someone can get hurt. Please take it somewhere else. Otherwise I would just film him and report it.
 

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homeowners association can do whatever they want. one of the new housing developments here has a rule that your not even allowed to have a quad on your property/garage/shed...

not sure if they could get away with it though after the fact, if the rule was in place before the guy moved into the neighborhood then maybe?
 

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the power of HOA's. There's a case out here where an HOA caused a foreclosure on a families home for not abiding by the rules of the HOA. The put a lien on the house and took it to court and won. HOA's are a powerful entity.
 

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So your saying they can legally force him to sell his motorcycle?

I refuse to believe that is true.
 

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ok, what & who are the homeowners association? i'ma have to look that up. So they can legally tell you that you must do so & so or we will get you kicked out of the neighborhood?? Screw your loan,mortgage or the fact that you may OWN the house??? If it were my house i'd tell her to suck the lint off my balls if she had a problem w/ me owning a bike. Sounds like the HOA owns your house, instead of the residents.
 

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its just like a nieghbrohood comittee kind of thing that makes the rules for your subdivsion, such how high the grass can be such. The purpose, basically, is just that one resident(or more) doesn't let their house turn into a piece of shit or eye soar and thus make the others worse less money and such.
 

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i dont see how they can control what vehicels you own tho.
i call BS on that.

theyre still PUBLIC streets right?
yeah, i dunno the specifics on it either. the one that i was talking about doesnt care what you own, your just not allowed to have it on your property...lol


no HOA where i live, but one of the places we are looking at possibly moving to has one.
 

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my parents sub-division does not allow motorcycles. Basically I can not keep it outside, work on it outside in the driveway, test ride it around the block.

My parents HOA is real gay, some old lady walks around the neighborhood with a ruler and her dog and if she thinks your grass isn't cut she measures it ( can't be higher that 4 inches or something like that) and posts a note on your door that you have 3 days to have your grass cut. not only that if you plan on painting your house, adding a fence, or even having a party you have to make sure its okay first. my parents tried to throw a party for my uncle who just got remarried a year ago and they weren't allowed to cause our guest list was to large and there would be to many cars!?!

but as for my bike i'm only home for weekends at a time and I ride to my brothers place if I'm going to work on it. Usually if you dont have other issues with the HOA they wont hassle you for things like motorcycles/atvs/scooters....kids aren't allowed to ride skateboards in my sub-division...but yeah boats are a total no, you have to keep it at the marina.
 

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i dont see how they can control what vehicels you own tho.
i call BS on that.

theyre still PUBLIC streets right?
Thats exactly what I'm thinking its a nieghbrohood not an independany country. They can tell you what you can and cannot park out side and to pull your weeds and whether your garage door can face the street. But saying you can't own a motorcycle has to unconstitutional, its still your house. So what if im jealous of my nieghbors ferrari? Can i convince my friends in HOA to ban all exotic italian cars too?

Im raising the BS flag on them being able to say you can't have a bike.
 

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However, owning a motorcycle can not be banned. They can say you can't park it outside and stuff but they can't tell you that you can't own/ride one.
You're right, they can't prevent you from owning a motorcycle, but they CAN prevent you from operating it on the streets in their neighborhood. It will come down to "keep it in storage and go there to ride it/store it, or live somewhere else."

So your saying they can legally force him to sell his motorcycle?

I refuse to believe that is true.
No, they can't force him to sell his motorcycle. But they can (and have for less) force forclosure on the house if he doesn't either sell the bike, or keep it somewhere else. And you'll lose a hell of a lot more money (and credit) having a house forclosed on you than you will storing a bike in a shed somewhere off-property, or just selling it.

i dont see how they can control what vehicels you own tho.
i call BS on that.

theyre still PUBLIC streets right?
No, they're not public streets. HOA's on private subdivisions are private roads. The development company purchases the land and paves their own roadage, they just have to get it all approved by the county/city. HOA's have authority over every inch of property covered by their development, and when you buy the house you're required to sign the HOA agreement saying that their decisions are legally binding, and failure to abide can result in forced forclosure/eviction, even if you own the house outright.

As for vehicles...they can't control what you own, but they can control what you keep and operate inside the development. They can't make you get rid of them physically, but they can take your house if you don't.

HOA's are the absolute ultimate form of Socialism. That's where Obama wants to take the government, BTW. But I digress (drastically).
 
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