Anyway talking of forks, I finally got these rebuilt today.
Considering those bushes looked the same size, I could see wear but it didn't look like it'd affected the thickness, they've made a big difference. The forks didn't just slide together, they slid together & I could feel the bushes controlling the movement. Have a few pics.
Cleaning up the bottoms, as you can see I wasn't going for a factory fresh finish
The difference in the bushes at the bottom of the stanchions
Freshly rechromed stanchions ready to fit
Two rebuilt forks with all the important bits replaced. I've not fitted them as I need to get new pinch bolts for the forks as the old ones are slightly bent