Started in on the forks last night. The right side fork was leaking a bit but I was intending on replacing the seals anyway. Cheap piece of mind while I have everything apart. Here's a short write-up for those that haven't disassembled a fork before.
Exterior of the forks looked really good, especially considering the bike was used as a off-road beater. No rust or pitting on the tubes. Even the dust covers were perfect.
Didn't want to risk marring up the tubes in a vice so I removed the top bolts with the tubes secured in the trees, makes it pretty easy. Once the top cap is off, there is an inner bolt that is holding the spring under pressure. It requires a Allen wrench to remove. Once these are removed you can take the spring out and drain the fluid. I never measured what came out of mine but it wasn't near the correct amount.
You can see the inner bolt in this picture.
Next remove the bolt at the bottom of the fork that holds the piston to the bottom of the lower case. I put the fork in a vice to help with this bolt removal.
Once this bolt is removed, you can then take out the fork tube, piston and lower spring. I then took out the clip ring and carefully popped out the fork seal.
Here are all the parts (with the exception of the bottom copper washer). Going to repaint the lowers, install new seals and fresh fluid and they should be good for a while.