I have a 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100. This I consider my first Honda since my other one was a very short term project which was sold as quick as I got it running. I have now had this bike a little over a year. The first thing I noticed is that the transmissions seem a little clunky. It seems to make a big clunk as you put it in gear especially if you had it in neutral. Is this normal for these transmissions? Since I bought this bike 2nd hand as far as I know I'm not sure what mods it has. It has a [email protected] filter, I believe Cobra slash cut exhausts and I'm not sure what else. I seem to average about 36mpg around town. I have gotten up to about 44mpg on the freeway. The bike seems to run great. I have lots low end torque and it takes off great. I finally got used to the gearing since it is so different than my other bikes, much higher gearing. I am surprised the gear I am in sometimes. I can do 65 in 4th with no problem then I remember to shift into 5th. In the 40mph zones I am usually in 3rd gear and sometimes only 2nd. I have been happy not to have to do anything to the bike other than replace fluids, clean rust off the chrome, brakes and tires. I would appreciate any replies, responses, or comparisons to others bikes as to this being the norm for the 1100.