Well Jesse, you and I have a tad bit in common. I too have a 2000 1100 Classic that I purchased 2 months before I got my license. I HIGHLY suggest a Basic Riders Course, many states provide them where you can take your certificate to the MVA and get your M-Class endorsement.
Ride safe and keep the rubber side down! Oh yeah, and remember that black is always faster and cooler than both Blue and Red!
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -- Benjamin Franklin