Re: Brake Fade...WTF !!!
warm ambient temperature and a lot of hard braking during a ride or session are definately the biggest contributers to brake fade (assuming you change your brake fluid frequently, don't let moisture get in it and don't have any leaks in your lines, mc, or calipers).
as said before, braided lines (steel or kevlar) is probably one of the best upgrades you can do to your bike. The stock rubber lines on most bikes are crap in my opinion... I've had ss lines or change to ss lines on every motorcycle I have owned.