I think I have been conflating the ride quality of my LX with the interior rattles, and using those rattles to judge the quality of the ride. I say this because I did a complete fluid flush yesterday along with brand new globes, and I still was thinking the ride was harsh. But today I drove around with the radio really loud, and I thought the ride was quite good. Turning the radio off allowed me to hear any and all interior rattles, and I immediately started to think the ride wasn't quite as good. I had one really loud one coming from the tailgate, so after banging on it a bunch I discovered it was rattling where the catch on the top half latches to the loop on the bottom half. I wrapped it with felt tape and that eliminated the rattle, and I took it on a ride afterwards and noticed the cabin was much quieter over the harsher bumps. In my mind, that meant the ride was better, but all I had done was quiet down the cabin. I still have a few smaller rattles to try to track down (including one that sounds like it is inside the dash...not sure if I will be able to get to it) but I am now much happier with the driving experience of my LX, and it was simply through the elimination of that rattle. I just wanted to share this and leave it for people to find as they do searches in the future, because I think it is worth considering when you are assessing just how well your cruiser is riding down the road.