Question on a 1982 FT 500. One of the fork tubes is leaking oil. I was thinking, since the front end will be getting worked on is there any front end upgrades I should be considering? I checked out the THUMPER page and read that VF500F and CBR600 front ends are direct bolt-ins. Is this correct? If so will it change my riding position? Am kind of happy with the way it rides now just wondering if there is anything I should be doing while I have the front end off. Tapered steering head bearings, how do they improve the bikes performance? I know a few members have FTs so any help is appreciated.