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oil level check problem

hi everyone, i have recently bought a 2004 wr450f.
today i did a engine oil and filter change, im having trouble checking the oil level.
the bike is supposed to take 1.1l of engine oil so that is what i put in then ran the engine for 5 mins, upon checking the level with the dipstick in the frame there was no oil on it whatsoever.
so i added another 200ml of oil and ran the engine for a few minutes.
i have read many times that you should wait 5 minutes after turning the engine off before checking the oil level, but if i do that there is no engine oil on the dipstick at all.
if i wait 30 seconds to check the oil after switch off the oil on the dipstick is full, if i wait 2 minutes it shows half full, if i wait 5 minutes it shows as empty !
it seems like all the oil is quickly draining back to the crankcase.
do i have a problem ?
how long should i wait until i check the oil ?
i now have 200ml more oil in the engine than recommended and the dipstick is still showing as empty after 5 mins of being switched off.
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