Hi and welcome to the forum. Where in Carolina do you hail from? Corsair is our 1100 expert, so ask away. Hes right about the impending polar vortex. Already got out the heater for the garage, and have my 950t covered up for now. Like you, i started on dirt bikes back in the day, gave me the basics to start out with. Ride safe, post often, and like Corsair and OVSM said, we'd enjoy seeing some pics of your ride.