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Front brake after winter

So I pulled my bike out this weekend after being stored all winter. I check the front brake and the level will pull almost the whole way into the grip, its not tight at all. I tried pumping it a bit and still nothing, the reservoir on the top is still full as well. There was no damage or anything like that. Im not sure what this could be, any ideas?

Also its an 07 600RR, all stock brakes
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So I pulled my bike out this weekend after being stored all winter. I check the front brake and the level will pull almost the whole way into the grip, its not tight at all. I tried pumping it a bit and still nothing, the reservoir on the top is still full as well. There was no damage or anything like that. Im not sure what this could be, any ideas?

Also its an 07 600RR, all stock brakes
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I just changed fluid last season, what do you think the actual problem is?

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Air in your brake lines...

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I just changed fluid last season, what do you think the actual problem is?

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Its hard to say for sure without seeing it. A whole bunch of things could create it but before you fear the worst bleed the brakes then move on from there. Thats the most common issue. Mine were soft when I pulled it out this year too, just bleed them and there fine. I thin it was because I stored it in a unit that wasnt climate controlled. It never got below freezing but it got into the high 30's low 40's for days, then when I wanted to work on it I brought my heater so i think all the heating and cooling effected it, just a guess, but mines fine now.

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Did you use brand new fluid? Buy some new fluid (you should anyways) and bleed them properly. You most likely have air in the lines. When your done, wrap a zip tie around the lever and keep it compressed during the night.

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Did you use brand new fluid? Buy some new fluid (you should anyways) and bleed them properly. You most likely have air in the lines. When your done, wrap a zip tie around the lever and keep it compressed during the night.
I never understood the zip-tie methodology. If you have a good firm lever once you're done bleeding your brakes, and you make the rounds to make sure you don't have any fluid leaks in your system, you are good to go. You're going to be building a tremendous amount of pressure in the braking system for a long period of time (longer than any braking period) if you do this for 10-12 hours over night. I would bleed the brakes, tighten everything up and do the usual rounds to make sure you don't have any leaks. But spongy brakes like you're describing = air in the system.

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