I just heard from the customer service folks at BMW that the oil smoke coming out after sitting on the side stand is normal?

My company (AutoThority, Inc.) builds engines and extreme engines for a living and I can tell you that it is NOT normal. It WILL cause premature plug fouling and cylinder deposits at a minimum and major embarassment and clogged lungs as I have already experienced.

I know, put it on the center stand.

Has anybody experienced ANY problems in this area?