Just received my ebay bike cover yesterday, so I FINALLY winterize the bike after it's been sitting there for a couple of months.
Filled the tank and poured in the Sta-Bil. No surprise, I needed to put the battery on a charger to start the bike. While doing this, my condo manager walked by and saw the gas tank and tools, so took a quick peek. I explained what I was doing. He smiled and walked away.
I started the bike, and let the fuel stabilizer circulate. As I was about to shut the bike down at around the 8 minute mark, the condo manager walked in to the parkade again and told me he's already gotten 10 phone calls about the vibration, and that the smell of exhaust was starting to go through the building. I told him I needed to run it for a few minutes to circulate the fuel stabilizer and was just about to shut it down. And reassured him that I'm taking the battery out and the bike will not start for the rest of winter.
I just bought the bike in Oct, so this is actually the first time I ran the bike in the condo. The condo manager is a good guy, and was nice about it. I've read stories of stratas not even allowing bikes to park in the parkade in the same spot as the car. But I thought it was kind of funny that my stock exhaust Kawasaki EX-500r on the 2nd floor of the parkade was shaking what was about 6 floors of the condo.
I usually am a very considerate condo owner, and if the vibration was actually that bad, I'd probably be concerned as well. The whole ordeal was kind of funny though. But still, I think I need to move into a house with my own garage.