Hi Danno, While testing dampers for the modified steering stem I found Koni's to be the worst for soaking up small bumps and rough road, ok for big bumps and potholes, but rigid on the small stuff, as TT says change to a strutted rear end , I have just done this, I had fitted an AVO coil over and was disappointed with the result, then I realised more rear suspension travel meant more whacks on the backside, so calculated how long a pair of struts would need to be and knocked up a pair just to try, all I can say is BLISS
I immediately made a proper pair and would never go back to the standard C set up.View attachment 36661
Just looking at my standard suspension on the Rapide, the seat supports (not sure what the taps do) connect to the rear frame diagonal tube.
The seat then rises up with the whole back half of the bike and pivots on the front
brackets. I can see why it’s not very comfortable as you’re getting every jolt
from the rear frame.
Just to clarify, the struts in the pic are connected to the rear foot peg brackets so then the seat doesn’t move, like a conventional setup.
There are a couple of holes already in those plates on the Rap but the struts I think would obstruct the footrest when in the up position.