I've never had a look at the forks and steering head, so stripped them down today. The gaiters are so hard they don't even compress....and there was some water down the tubes. Gunna have to paint and polish to put it back together.
The boy was having a problem with the bass amp, so sorted that out....and got the old axe out to see how it was working. This thing hasn't been used for over 20 years either....but the fingers I damaged back then have long since healed.