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Ninja 650 2018 - White Smoke after oil change

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Hello everyone,
I have a 2018 Ninja 650 and recently did an oil change and replaced the battery before hitting the road for the season. I noticed that there was some smoke when the engine is warmed up and idling. White smoke is coming out from the inside right at the handlebars (see pic), it smells like burning oil, and there is no oil on the exhaust or any leaks.
I am far from a mechanic and cannot ask for help directly, which is why I am turning to you to see if anyone has experienced this problem or has any advice to give me. In doing some research, I saw that it is possible for oil to enter the airbox and that it may be necessary to clean the airbox and change the filter. However, nothing came out of the airbox drain tube and the oil level seemed fine at the time of the oil change, so I am not sure if that is the cause. If not, I will check the coolant level, but I doubt that's the issue.
Have you ever encountered this problem or do you have any ideas on what could be causing this smoke? Thank you for the help!
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Did you spill while filling? Could just be burn off. White smoke is usually coolant, and not oil. Any coolant leaks?
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