Okay, so here is the background. I got my CRF250X for Christmas last year, and during the hard break in period (as recommended by the dealer and several mechanic friends) I would replace the oil a lot. After that I got most of the CCC mods. But then when i was done with the break in, I put in some of that nice Honda synthetic oil, and I've ridden about 1000 miles on it and had no problems. But, stupid me, I would always lube the chain, wash my bike, fill it up, and all the other easy maintenance, except I was forgetting to check my oil. So, the other day before I started riding, I let it idle for 5 minutes to warm up, because I realized I should check my oil. I then turn the bike off, pull out the dipstick, wipe it off, and stick it back in. And guess what? There was absolutely NO oil in it! So I put more of that recommended honda sythetic stuff in, until it reached full on the dipstick, turned it on, and after a few minutes, it rode better than ever before.
So, please tell me, did I shorten the life of my motorcycle, or possibly get close to killing it? Is it regular for it to make synthetic oil disappear? Either way, I'm going to the shop later this week to get it looked at. And yes, I now see that you are supposed to replace the oil every 200 miles. No wonder they say it is high maintenance.
Oh ya, and I know it's not leaking any.