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Winter Project - Riding Gear Rack

With all of the frigid air around these parts lately, I decided that an indoor motorcycle project might be in order. I have been thinking about this one for a while, as I do not have a decent system for hanging my sweaty riding gear when I get home, and usually just drape it over the bikes in the garage (my gear is heavy, and the standard hangers usually bend or break, and those specially designed motorcycle gear hangers sell for the price of a fresh kidney and therefore are not an option).
Some Schedule 40 1-1/4" pvc seemed like just the ticket, and I didn't even cement it together, as friction sufficed. I had a pair of those ratcheting shears for cutting pvc pipe, so there was no plastic sawdust to clean up, and everything just shoved together. I got my supplies at Lowe's, and designed it in the shopping cart (which meant I had to make a second trip back to Lowe's to get more supplies, something I usually do for most of my projects)


Here is the bare frame, so that you can get a rough idea of where I was going with this:



Here are my riding pants, inserted upside down so they will dry well (the armor is out of them right now, as I have to send them in to get a zipper repaired; when the armor is back they will be stiff enough to stand up just fine with no sagging on the rack):



Here is all of my riding gear in place, and I have a dehumidifier nearby for those humid summer months:
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That's neat!

You could plumb in a blower and push air through it to dry them more quickly. I've seen things like that for boots and in racing circles.
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Looks a lot like something I built about 40 years ago to hold my wet suit!...

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Good one ssevy!


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Very cool ssevy. I built something similar for my sons disgusting hockey equipment. I removed the heating element from a cheap hair dryer and cemented it inline via a 'Y' fitting near the bottom of the rack and drilled small holes on all of the arms. Basically the rack is a standing air hockey table. Drys his equipment in a couple of hours...now I just need to figure out how to inject some air freshener into the system.
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...now I just need to figure out how to inject some air freshener into the system.
LOL!!!

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