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85 Honda shadow 500 Brakes

When driving my bike the front disc brake gets applied after 5 mins of riding. I bleed the barke then it is fine again intil I ride it for a couple of minutes. Then the brake slowly is applied again without me touch the brake lever.

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The return valve in the master is bad replace master or rebuild

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There could be a possibility that the brake fluid is leaking past the seals in the master cylinder on the handle bars and slowly apllying the brake

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