Here's a tip about the forks scratches. use a very fine, flat file only at the damaged areas to make SURE there is not any metal protruding out above the rest of the fork tube's surface. (I have a cheap set from harbor freight that I use, they are about 3.5 - 4 inch long). Do this carefully, just knocking down anything high. easier on the bench than on the bike... you dont want to file in the holes anyhow or the normal coating. Clean, and clean and clean again, using something like carb cleaner or lacquer thinner, dont let that touch your seals and dust covers of course... Fill the scratches, in layers with SUPER GLUE, using a toothpick you chew the end up to make like a brush... kind of like paint chip on a car... Do it in layers probably save you trying to get it perfect in one try... I think yo will find that the seals will still seal fairly well, what you have right now is holes that scoop tiny amounts of fork oil, as you get them deep spots filled they wont leak or barely leak... File off high spots carefully until you get it nice, I really hated seeing what looks like someone took sandpaper to it, but you migth end up ok... Yes, it is a tedious type of job, but fairly effective! Fork tubes just are not cheap.