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What is wrong with my brakes!?
After an unfortunate trip into the bushes my front brakes are acting up, and I was hoping somebody could help me out figuring out what the problem is..
The symptoms: I have to squeeze the lever three times before the brakes start pulling. Squeezing a forth and fifth time feels and have the same effect as the third time (i.e. pulls the brakes). But if I e.g. roll the bike a couple of meters I'm back to start again and need to squeeze the lever three times to brake.
Background: Now, I have a feeling I'm not looking at just air in the system and the need to bleed. The brake fluid was changed two months ago, the reservoir was full, so I guess there's limited amount of air that could have gotten into the system (despite that the bike was laying "upside down" for 4-5 hours). The reservoir also has some visible scrapes, so there's a possibility other brake parts took a hit during the fall, but I don't know what would cause this behavior..
Bike: 2006 600rr - stock brake system
Please let me know your two cents before I start messing with the bike ("mess" - that's usually what happens when I start "fixing" stuff on my bike:)