I’ve had a 2014 R1200 GS since new, it’s now got about 45,000 km on it. Since about 20,000 km I started noticing smoke on start-up when it had been sitting on the side stand for more than a couple days, I’d say exactly as you’ve described. For this reason, I now only ever leave it parked on the centre stand at home (only use it every 2 weeks atm unfortunately). If I do this, it does not smoke on start-up. Out of about 20 non-BMW bikes I’ve had, this is the only bike that uses a noticeable amount of oil. About 200 mils per 10,000 km, not a lot but not what I’m used to. I’m not worried about it, most BM ppl say its normal - and I still love the bike!
By the way, if you drop it on its side...once you pick it back up and start it, it’ll smoke like crazy for a few minutes, I’ve had that a couple of times, but still no scratches on it 🙂
Last edited by Rusty62; 12-Sep-2018 at 09:51 PM (119).