Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
... I always do mine in conjunction with a front tire change, at that point I'm already halfway to having the forks off the bike, ...
One fork is leaking on my bike. Hope to fix that by just cleaning it using a small, simple tool I bought for that. If I still have the bike this fall, I'll be needing a new front tire anyway, and I plan to do as you say - work the forks while the front tire's already off the bike. I've never done any fork work, but makes sense to me to do it this way.
2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.
2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 43K+. Love it!