I'm new here and I'd like to ask for some help, and or, advice. I just got my first ever motorcycle and it was somewhat of a mechanic special. A 2000 Harley Davidson Sportster Sport XL1200S. I'm really proud of it being my first bike and a lot of people are telling me it's a great beginner bike as well.
Basically what I'm asking advice for is it's an old bike, particularly with a little over 27k miles on it. I need advice on what I need to go over to make sure it's going to run properly for me for at least a while and hopefully I don't miss anything.
It had been sitting at least since 2015 because the recent work history I got from it had only serviced it at 25k.
I've already replaced the front tire since it was dry rotted to hell. The back tire was fine but is next on the replace list because it had to have been sitting for 7 years.
Ive changed the oil for it, not the shared primary/transmission fluid but just the main motor oil. Maybe I need to change the shared fluid as well?
I noticed the clutch cable is broken near where it goes to the primary and it leaks a bit so I should replace that.
The air filter is incredibly dirty. There was what smelled like gas all around the inside of the cover so does that indicate a problem with the carburetor? The carb probably deserves a cleaning or rebuild so I should look for that.
I only hope the bushings for the rear shocks are still alive or else I'll have to replace the whole shocks. The manual I have says that they aren't serviceable for my particular bike. I don't notice any suspension issues though.
Maybe it deserves a brake flush? Brake pads and rotors look fantastic so they should be good for a while longer.
That's basically what I can think about needing to replace or change before I can start taking the bike on journeys. Am I missing anything I should inspect? Any and all advice is very nice and I'm grateful for anyone who responds. Thank you all for the welcome to the community.
Ps. I've named the bike Lord Gwyn.