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When I rode back to work from lunch, I carried my Garmin Montana. The speed was exact at 50, 55, 60, and 65 mph on the speedometer.

I haven't decided if I'll mount the Garmin on the bike. It sucks for laying out trips, so I was mainly planning to use it as a speedometer. Since the speedo is accurate, I really don't need to mount the GPS unit. That's one less thing to worry about.

I did take a look at the handlebars. I'll be ordering a set of mirrors for the bars. They will be very easy to add. On my Trophy, I use the bar mounted mirrors most of the time. I have the built-in mirrors pointed out a bit wide. I think I'll do the same on the CTX1300.
 

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That's good to know. Thanks for posting this up.

It'd be cool if you could post of some pictures of what you are planning with your mirrors.

Are you thinking of getting a different GPS that is better for laying out trips? I think a GPS would obviously be handy to have on your bike.
 

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Good to know about the speedo. I would want to hear from others doing the same testing since I've known the same model bike vary a bit from each other. My GL1500 was about 7% off and other same model GL1500s were spot on or 12% off. I would still want a GPS unit for trip guidance. I like to see how far to the next turn and to see my progress while traveling. My Garmin NUVI 550 works well enough for planning trips so that I now only do my planning right on the unit. Often times I will know my route and not bother to watch it very close, other times I'll want to take off on some unknown road and that's when I'll really want to know how to get back.
 

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Hang on to that NUVI 550.

All of the later models are crap. You can spend hours laying out the perfect route of scenic roads. Then when you get on the road, the Garmin unit changes the route to get you more efficiently from A to B.
 
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