Hello there. I recently bought a Kawa GPz 550 from 1983 which was in great shape for the most part but needed a bit of attention in a few key areas. I'm now researching how much of that attention I can safely give it, and how much needs to be done by a qualified mechanic. Though I have been doing some reading (and a lot of YouTubing), I wanted to test my theories with you guys too. First up, fixes required: The mechanic who inspected my bike said the only critical fix up it needed was the replacement of the right hand fork seal (I am assuming doing both is not a dumb idea), but that the engine was also burning oil and the carbies could do with a clean/tune. Also, the leaking fork means there is fork oil on the RH brake calliper and so the brake pads (which are at 50% anyway) need replacing. There was mention of one gasket needing to be replaced (I think) but I believe that’s to do with the burning oil and is not a separate issue. Cleaning carbies seems like it's something I could do, albeit carefully and with some sort of record of what I took out of where. Replacing a brake pad (haven't really looked at the process behind this, but pads are cheap and I can't imagine it's the most difficult form of maintenance) strikes me as something that I can do myself too. Replacing the fork seals seems quite straightforward, though I keep seeing mention of ‘specialty tools’ that are required. Tuning carbs is not something I'm sure about--it seems quite important. And I don’t know why but my attempts to figure out the gasket problem have led nowhere, more on that when I have it. Am I off the mark on this stuff though? Most of it seems straightforward and possible with general tools, fork seals seems easy enough but requires a few special tools, and tuning carbs seems like something best left for someone who knows what they’re doing.