Other than a completely blown fork seal, you could have a slow leaker waiting till you hit a pot hole or something else. Assuming you can at least ride it, check where the outer forks meet the inner forks for any droplet size fluid there or that may have run down the fork shafts. If you have a slow leak it should show it self by riding it and hitting some normal bumps that you would normally just swerve around. This is to stress the seal a little more than usual. No dirt biking please or pot holes from hell.
I am assuming that you have enough fluid left to leak in my example above. If not, I would expect your front end to be bottoming out or very mushy depending on any inner spring strength if at all.
Handle bars are another story. To bend them without heat is asking for serious trouble (unseen cracks etc...). Too much heat and you can create new safety problems. Since handle bars are the most important safety item on your bike (that they don't brake while riding) I would take it to a pro. Depending on the time/money to take everything off and then back on the bars, I would then decide if I wanted it to be repaired or replaced.