You are 100% correct painless, I like that you pay attention to details. Since I got this bike about 3 weeks ago, The old owner warned me about the suspension, I new I'll need to rebuild. I have been gathering information on how I can do it myself, fortunately I reach out to a service center and they provided to me all the information I need like service guide, list of parts and architecture of this forks....now I'm ready to start including having the leg wipers and foam seals in the mail.
Pedal its not a priority but its in my list. Ritchey V5 might be a good option 255g, have you ever tried? is it easy/safe to remove foot?
and check the bushings condition before and after the service. It's very simple, just put your finger between arch and upper, squeeze front brake and try to move forwards and backwards. If you feel noticeable play, than you have a problem. But hope it will be OK.
I didn't try them because I'm using Shimano XT pedals for 4 seasons with now troubles. But I have few friends, who have been using them for one season (they were put into the market in 2012). They said that the cleat mechanism isn't so tight as Shimano's SPD, but still strong and no need to tight it to the end with screw adjuster, so it's not a disadvantage for them. They have very good performance and endurance in comparison with older V4 Logic versions, which are a disaster with their short live, because outer bearing had very poor sealing. My friend thinks to service them, relube bearing, but after I checked them and they had no play, we decided not to put our fingers to them