Well S&@T! Riding along minding my own business and i do believe whatever was left of my friction plates decided to fail all at once. All good, and no warning signs of clutch slipping, then no drive at all and lots of revs . Fortunately i was only about 1km from home, so i took most of my gear off and stuffed it in the bag, and walked it home. Then i walked back to the bike and started pushing the bastard. Every ahole in the world staring at me, and even a cop pulling over to make sure i owned the bike. 8-[. Anyway, once i got home and recovered my breath some, I called my friendly local mechanic who used test riding a repaired bike as an excuse to swing by to have a look, and says yep friction plates are gone, and decided on the spot after looking at the clutch cable that it needs replacing too (is fraying and i was going to get a new one on saturday morning). Parts wise (5x friction plates, gasket and cable) is pretty good. All up $156. I have no trouble getting the bike to the mechanics, so thats not an effort or expense to be worried about, but the actual labour cost he quoted it as being between 2.5 - 3.5 hours, at $99 per hour. As im semi-mechanically minded... Heres where i get to my actual question. Has anyone done the work themselves, and was it overly difficult? Any tips? Is it worth the effort for me, or should i just suck wind and pay the dude to do the work for me?