Wow. Not sure what is going on but, I think some mis-communication at the least. Call the shop back and tell them what you think they said and ask them if you understand that right. IF it is the same, then ask for the owner of the shop. I think there is some communication that didn't happen. Common in this industry.
So you have an oil leak. That needs to be addressed obviously before a biker slides into the ditch.
You said "obvious overheating occurs". What is happening? Is there just a strong smell? Are there other symptoms? Temperature gauge going into the red? This may just be oil dripping on the exaust and creating a burning smell, but not overheating. Need more info on that from you.
This may not be bad oil pressure, but a bad oil pressure sending unit.
Re-communicate and verify.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 7:54 PM