Originally Posted by Mambo Dave
- fall off of the back
- injure myself
- injure my favorite bike
- have to buy expensive parts
- not be able to work for a while
- getting fired from not working for a week
I understand your reservations and you are right to assume there will be carnage, I've done more damage in the last 7 years than the previous road riding ever did. I'm not advocating learning on the road or even using those "skills" on the road, it's an off road skill and one to learn off road.
I'm simply pointing out that it is easy and cheap enough to learn those skills on the bike you have if you wish to.
Having said that, the only wheelies I did on my DR were accidental and I didn't semi-master the skill until I was on a 200cc 2 stroke dirt bike.