Here’s why: As part of the sales process, you should be given a pre-delivery inspection form to sign. Normally, PDI forms are printed in triplicate: one copy for you, one for the dealership and the third for the OEM. The PDI form has several purposes; first, it gives the mechanic who prepped your bike a checklist to work from, and his signature certifies the work was correctly performed. This is to protect the buyer, as well as the tech. Second, when you sign it, you’re saying that you inspected the bike and found nothing amiss, which protects the dealership and the OEM. Bear in mind that this is a legal document—if something goes seriously wrong, the first thing everyone (from the lawyers to the state DOT) will ask for is the PDI sheet. I can’t stress enough that you should take the time to read it and ask questions if something doesn’t make sense.