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It could be that the oil level was low before it went into storage. Upon sitting, the oil will have settled for a few % above low error. When driving the oil becomes distributed around moving parts and resulting in low oil alert. If the oil level drops again now you have added more oil, then suspect leak. If not, its just a very wierd coincidence.
The oil level is not going to decrease due to it sitting for six months unless a seal went bad. It would appear to me you have an oil leak somewhere. This doesn't mean you are going to have low oil tomorrow morning, but it does indicate you need to keep an eye on the oil situation. What you can do is to check the ground where you normally park your vehicle ...
One possibility is that the engine's crank case ventilation system is blocked. This can cause a pressure increase inside the block which can then force oil out of the oil seals.
You should clean the area around the bottom drain plug, fill the oil back up to capacity, run the bike and check to see if the leak is at the drain plug. The aluminum washer which seals the plug can become "squished" at some point and require replacement. On my car, I replace this washer every time I change the oil, though it does come in the oil filter kit ...
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