I am working to get my 96 CBR back on the road after an extended storage but I'm having trouble with the front brakes. The lever is very stiff and if you ride it for a short time the front brakes start dragging. Everyone tells me it is probably the brake hose breaking down internally. It seems to me that if a caliper was sticking the lever would feel normal so this may be the problem. Anyone had this problem? What does a stiff lever indicate? It feels like there is pressure in the system that isn't getting relieved. I'm scared anything I do to it (bleed, clean caliper pistons) may make the symptoms go away temporarily. I really want to work on the most likely problem.