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Whilst out in Spain experienced the following...
After being out on track for a session everything operating normally as far as brakes concerned.
After bike stood for half hour between sessions, had to pump front brake lever couple of times to build up pressure before going out again.
Bled the brakes twice - from each side and from top. Saw a few tiny bubbles from RHS on first time and few smaller ones from top. But that was about it. Didnt need to top up after bleeding. Seemed to be a bit better but then on the third day was back to be same again.. so bled brakes a second time. Few more bubbles from the top but nothing from each side. Topped up fluid this time. One session later, lever needed pumping once or twice to build up pressure again after bike had stood for half an hour. Never noticed this before on the road after bike has stood in the garage. Maybe it was the very hard braking bike was subjected to on the track?
Anyway - not sure where to go next? Leaky seal somewhere? Any advice appreciated.
 

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Hi Dino
Sounds like your fluid needs changed. Flush the old fluid out with new fluid. 250ml tin would do the trick. Give the calipers and master cylinder a good old tap all over with a rubber mallet to ensure you have any air out when you are bleeding it through. might be a good idea to fit some new pads and clean up the calipers while you are in there.
Good luck
 

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Fluid was probably boiling with the extra work and high ambient tempertures

Sounds like its needing changed as Neely says

If they are not wire lines, its a good time to change them also to Hel or goodridge etc

And dont forget the trick of tying back the lever overnight to help and air escape
 
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