I understand why the dealer would want to do it that way with all the legal ramifications but Im sure if you had a good relationship with the owner of the dealorship it could be done. I was able to do that with my last RM, at least you know everything is greased and torqued properly. Crated bike + case of beer + pizza on a Saturday night = good times. Riding early Sunday. Believe me, I tried. I do have a pretty good relationship with that dealer too. There does have to be some way around it though... are the bikes sold on Ebay shipped assembled or in the crate?