Tomos rattles at 35

I have been trying to find the source of an annoying rattle that occurs on my Tomos (600 miles, BiTurbo) This rattle starts when I approach 35. Below 35, it disappears.

I checked all the screws on the fairings, disconnected the speedometer, checked all the bolts, and this did not eliminate the rattle.

I recorded the sound on a 20 second wave file attached. The sound can be heard at the 10 second mark and again as I slowed down.

Does anyone have an idea of what this rattle is?

Ken

Re: Tomos rattles at 35

Don Pflueger /

three areas cause the buzzing sound. the front fairing, the side panels just below the tank, and the shroud around the cylinder head.

Re: Tomos rattles at 35

Thanks Don, I am glad to hear my motor is not about to explode! Maybe some other day.

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yep that is definetely just plastics. you'd know if it was your engine. haha

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See Ya Moped Army /

Besides using rubber washers on all the screws, the best thing I did was to screw down the bracket (to the frame) that attaches to both sidecovers. I think it was Don who suggested it. It has cut down the noise considerably

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I hate those stupid side panels by the gas tank. I dunno how anyone can stand them.

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Don Pflueger /

yep. that was my cure on my lx. it stopped the cracking of the upper screws and pulled the side covers away from the gas tank some.

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