Yellow_Cad wrote:there is probably lots of solid gunk inside the forks of a 35 year old bike that takes up space but provides no benefit to the function of the forks.
When I first bought my 850 which hadn't been used for years the fork oil came out like soggy sugar. The only way to get rid of it all is to strip down and clean.
You might as well fit new seals while you have the forks in bits.
Then you start to find that most of the other seals and any other rubber type bits in the bike also need replacing if it hasn't been used for years