I've done full engine/transmission swaps in my garage with hand tools. Once you do one, the fear goes away. That and your buddies telling you to stop being a pussy and just do it helps lol.Same here.
I also find bikes pretty easy to work on so there's no feeling of "scared to go for it". My van elicits that fear and hesitation though. I had a power steering rack, pump, and tie rod ends sitting on a shelf in my garage for 2 years before I installed them (the leak was easy to live with). I'm also not looking forward to dropping the gas tank to replace a few hoses and some other work this weekend.