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The return port in the master cylinder is usually the problem when a bike has been sitting for a long time. One reason I always squeeze the brake lever on any bike I have stored for any length of time. Since it did sit for so long, water may have gotten into the system, and you may have corrosion problems. When you get a chance, you might want to go through the whole system, clean it up, and replace all the rubber seals and the hoses. For what oem hoses cost, you're probably better off getting stainless steel hoses. Brakes are not something you want to find yourself without.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike