Hey Shawn. I'm just north of you in Bawlmer. A few weeks ago I picked up a v star 1300 and spent many a happy hour in your neck of the woods getting acquainted with mine.
Also, like you, I came from a sport(ish) bike. But if your 1100 is anything like my 1300, she's already helped you transition from feet behind your butt to in front. It's a very different ride, but not in a bad way.