So this weekend I decided it was time to take care of the front forks since I have the bike now running decently. I pulled the forks off the bike and started to disassemble them. After "making" a special tool, I was able to take the inner tube out. To my amazment, there was maybe 3 shot glasses of fork oil left in each one...and no air at all. Besides that, a few washers were missing that go on top of the shorter spring on the inner tube. So someone has been in there before me and must have had a few "extra" parts leftover when the job was "done". Some people amaze me....
Anyway, my questions are:
1. How do I inspecect for damage from running like this? I am not sure how much the PO road around like this. Visually everything is straight and not gouged up or anything.
2. The manual talks about a gasket that is on the allen bolt on the bottom of the lower fork housing (it screws into the inner tube). I do not have a gasket on either of mine. Can I make one out of gasket material or is this thing something special?
Thanks for your input,