I have just acquired a low k VFR with a leaky left fork. Pulled apart on the weekend. The dust seal was cracked and the top of the oil seal was caked with dirt. Took an hour to get the seal out ruining the bushes in the process. All good as parts are cheap. My tip is, if you notice your dust seals are cracked replace before more stuff happens.
Question how do you install new seals without one of those fancy tools and also I have some pitting on the hard chrome about three quarters of the way up to the bottom clamp. Suggestions are welcome about how to deal with this.