Partial list of inspection items
Tires and Wheels
Tires Condition Tread depth, wear, weathering, evenly seated, bulges, imbedded objects Front-__ Rear-__ 
Air pressure Check when cold, adjust to load/speed Front-__ Rear-__ 
Wheels Spokes Bent, broken, missing, tension, check at top of wheel, "ring"-ok-"thud"= a loose spoke Front-__ Rear-__ 
Cast Cracks, dents Front-__ Rear-__ 
Rims Out of round/true - 5mm, spin wheel, index against stationary pointer Front-__ Rear-__ 
Bearings Grab top and bottom of tire and flex: no freeplay (click) between hub and axle, no growl when spinning Front-__ Rear-__ 
Seals Cracked, cut, or torn, excessive grease on outside, reddish-brown around outside   Front-__ Rear-__ 
Controls
Levers Condition Broken, bent, cracked, mounts tight, ball ends on handlebar lever Front-__ Rear-__ 
Pivots Lubricated __ 
Cables Condition Fraying, kinks, lubrication: ends and length   __
Routing No interference or pulling at steering head, suspension, no sharp angles, wire looms on place. __
Hoses Condition Cuts, cracks, leaks, bulges, chafing, deterioration __
Routing No interference or pulling at steering head, suspension, no sharp angles, wire looms on place. __ 
Throttle Operation Moves freely, snaps closed, no revving __ 
Lights
Battery Condition Terminals, clean and tight, electrolyte level, held down securely  __ 
Vent tube Not linked, routed properly, not plugged __ 
Lenses Condition Cracked, broken, securely mounted, excessive condensation   __
Reflectors Condition Cracked, broken, securely mounted __ 
Wiring Condition Fraying, chafing, insulation __
Routing Pinched, no interference or pulling at steering head or suspension, wire looms and ties in place, connectors tight and clean  __ 
Headlamp Condition Cracks, reflector, mounting and adjustment system __
Aim Height and right/left  __ 
Oil
Levels Engine oil Check warm on centerstand, dipstick, sight glass __ 
Hypoid gear oil Transmission, rear driver, shaft  __ 
Hydraulic Fluid  Brakes, clutch, reservoir or sight glass __ 
Coolant Reservoir and/or coolant recovery tank - cool only  __ 
Fuel Tank or guage  __ 
Leaks Engine oil Gaskets, housings, seals __ 
Hypoid gear oil Gaskets, seals and breathers  __ 
Hydraulic Fluid  Hoses, master cylinders, calipers  __ 
Coolant Radiator, hoses, tanks, fittings, pipes  __ 
Fuel Lines, fuel caps, carbs  __ 
Chassis
Frame Condidtion Cracks at gussets, accessory mounts, look for paint lifting __ 
Steering-head bearing  No detent or tight spots through full travel, raise front wheel, check for play by pulling/pushing forks  __ 
Swingarm bushings/bearings Raise rear wheel, check for play by pulling/pushing swingarm __ 
Suspension Forks Smooth travel, equal air pressure/damping anti-drive settings Left-__  Right-__
Shock(s) Smooth travel, equal pre-load/air pressure/damping settings, linkage moves freely and is lubricated Left-__  Right-__ 
Chain or belt Tension Check at tightest point  __ 
Lubrication Side plates when hot-DO NOT lubricate belts  __ 
Sprockets Teeth not hooked, securely mounted  __ 
Fastners Threaded Tight, missing bolts, nuts  __ 
Clips Broken, missing __ 
Cotter pins Broken, missing  __ 
Kickstand
Centerstand Condidtion Cracks, bent __ 
Retention  Springs in place, tension to hold position __ 
Sidestand Condition Cracks, bent, (safety cut-out switch or pad if equipped)  __ 
Retention Springs in place, tension to hold position __