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The typical British man-cave, for those of us lucky enough to have one at all, isn't usually as big as that on the other side of the pond. Keeping Mrs downswalker sweet by not having various Indian parts stored on the dining room table here at Chateau Downswalker posed a bit of a problem, which I've solved with the aid of some leftover bits and pieces at almost zero cost, both in terms of money and of garage floor space.

Here are my wall racks for the Chief's pillion seat and the windshield. All-in cost was under a tenner for both racks. The tubes are 1" plastic conduit for the seat rack and 3/4" chrome tube for the windshield rack.

The windshield rack is slightly more complex than the backrest one - it hinges forward to give you access to the quick-release catches and folds back to support the windshield without it touching the wall.


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You're very welcome to copy, adapt, or whatever.
 

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Brilliant! I have to do one for my garage too!


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When I do get around to building my climate controlled storage facility/shop/outside kitchen/dog house I'll be putting some of these on the walls as well. Those accessories cost waaaaaay too much to be left lying around to get damaged that's for sure. Great idea!
 

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Spent five years in the UK...and it is no understatement to say the garage are a wee bit smaller than what we are accustomed to on this side of the pond. I miss the country...but not having to cram my toys into that tiny garage. Well done Mr DW! Looks good. Will keep this in mind when we finally settle down into that forever home/man-cave!
 

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Loved it, copied it (for personal use), and now just have to find a place to hang it. I used some scrap wood I had laying around, and a 1" wooden dowel that was left over from another project, so $0 investment for me. Decorated it with a side panel from the Indian oil change kit box for another $0. Will have to buy another dowel to make the windshield rack though. Thanks for the great idea!

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@WillRide , Nice job! $0 is good, even when converted to Sterling. :)

Might some small wooden doorknobs help stop the rack from drifting off the ends of the rails? It'd be a pity to have the backrest drop off the rack and fall once you've got it hung up.

I've also used the backrest's mount locking screws to stop the clips from opening accidentally.
 

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@WillRide , Nice job! $0 is good, even when converted to Sterling. :)

Might some small wooden doorknobs help stop the rack from drifting off the ends of the rails? It'd be a pity to have the backrest drop off the rack and fall once you've got it hung up.

I've also used the backrest's mount locking screws to stop the clips from opening accidentally.
I thought about putting some stops on the ends of the rails, but once in place, the rubber on the front mounts (bottom when hung) keep the backrest from moving side to side at all. I may put some type of safety measure in place once hung (small rope directly to a stud in the wall), but it seems the backrest clips on pretty securely as well. Thanks again!
 

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I hadn't considered the grippiness of the front mounts.

My backrest is positioned almost over the bike, so this led to a certain amount of paranoia during the design process. If the backrest fell you'd very probably hear my choice words of Anglo-Saxon from your side of the pond!
 

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It looks great WillRide . If you use a wider board and place the mount pieces further out, that should keep it in place. Thanks for the ideas guys.
 

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It looks great WillRide . If you use a wider board and place the mount pieces further out, that should keep it in place. Thanks for the ideas guys.
No issues with it staying in place as currently built. I was trying to keep it slim and unobtrusive for when the rack is hanging there empty. Thanks!
 
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The typical British man-cave, for those of us lucky enough to have one at all, isn't usually as big as that on the other side of the pond. Keeping Mrs downswalker sweet by not having various Indian parts stored on the dining room table here at Chateau Downswalker posed a bit of a problem, which I've solved with the aid of some leftover bits and pieces at almost zero cost, both in terms of money and of garage floor space.

Here are my wall racks for the Chief's pillion seat and the windshield. All-in cost was under a tenner for both racks. The tubes are 1" plastic conduit for the seat rack and 3/4" chrome tube for the windshield rack.

The windshield rack is slightly more complex than the backrest one - it hinges forward to give you access to the quick-release catches and folds back to support the windshield without it touching the wall.


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For private use you're very welcome to copy, adapt, or whatever. In the unlikely event you wish to make these commercially, please contact me.
Nice one will do the same in my shed.
 

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For private use you're very welcome to copy, adapt, or whatever. In the unlikely event you wish to make these commercially, please contact me.[/QUOTE]

Hate to tell you there are folks already manufacturing and selling windshield and saddlebag mounts for storing in your garage.....you've already been beat to the market......there are even mounts for trunks......

Thanks for sharing.
 

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@Fungus , Oh, well - I hadn't seen any of the commercial ones. Nor did I expect the interest in them I've had on this forum. I've edited the original post.
 

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@WillRide , Nice job! $0 is good, even when converted to Sterling. :)

Might some small wooden doorknobs help stop the rack from drifting off the ends of the rails? It'd be a pity to have the backrest drop off the rack and fall once you've got it hung up.

I've also used the backrest's mount locking screws to stop the clips from opening accidentally.
@Taylormandan , why the 'disagree' rating?
 
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