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Default Bought a 2002 Custom 1200 - any must-fix issues?

Just picked up a 2002 Custom 1200cc with 4000 miles on it. Other than fluids, tires, fastener tightness, etc, are there any specific issues I should fix right away? Any time bombs waiting for me?
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It is not as big of a problem on your year bike as it is with the newer rubber mount bikes but getting rid of the spring plate in the clutch with an extra plate kit would not hurt. The rivets in the spring plate have a tendency to loosen up and sheer off eventually and can break the other parts in your primary when they let loose. That's about the biggest issue I can think of.
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You might be interested in this thread:
Just Bought A Used Sportster - Checklists For Making It Right

And the Sportsterpedia section on the CV40 carb:
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You might also check the SP for sections on the VOES (vacuum lines) and about your nosecone ignition...

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With only 4000 miles on it, I wouldn't worry about much. Ride and enjoy.
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With only 4000 miles on it, I wouldn't worry about much. Ride and enjoy.
A 16-year-old locked in a closet for all that time may have some social issues... Just saying...

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With only 4000 miles on it, I wouldn't worry about much. Ride and enjoy.

I would. I would worry about the rubber for sure. Check the date on your tires. If they are more than five years old, replace immediately.


Low mileage bikes are nice but, that low is not necessarily so. These bikes like to be ridden not, stored.
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Thanks everyone, tires are on my list of things to check, for sure!
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He already mentioned oil, tires and other stuff.
Other than that I would not worry about clutch plates or other things right now.
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Flush the brake fluid while you are at it?
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"Rigids" often have taunt battery cables and can be more prone to vibration issures. Also, in that same thought the small Guage wires coming off the frame backbone, under the gastank, running to the coil can be fracture prone. I found that by pulling some extra length out and forming a small "s" into them cured that problem on my 2000"C".
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