Not sure if their are two bottles or not, I don't have the California version, my bottle's on the rear brake side. Not sure how you got oil back in the bottle so soon, Kinda doubt it's the rings as I would expect to see blue smoke coming out the muffler. I think somebody would have had to rag the daylights out of it. The motor is a race motor design from the 80's. There was a mod on this board about messing with the EGR to get more power, The EGR valves are like little flappers on the front top of the valve cover with some hoses coming off. Might check that first.I'm not sure if supposed to reply on a sticky or make a new thread
I'm unsure of forum rules about this if I'm wrong I apologize but I changed my oil less then 500 miles ago to rotella t3 (dino) 15-40 and my little drip bottle was half full in just a few hundred miles. As I am in California I'm pretty sure I read somewhere the California model had two oil drip bottles correct me if I'm wrong I emptied the one I found under the lefthand side of the rear fender and it was black disgusting oily stuff now it just looks like its half full of brand new oil so did I possibly overfill the bike by a little or are my rings going out or something more serious.
I haven't oiled my air filter ever since I've owned the bike so it shouldn't be that. I haven't emptied it since I saw it half full of new oil looking stuff because I just noticed this morning.