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Old 05-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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Default Re: Panama Jack Cruiser Project advice

As with the warm welcome from GearNut, I also welcome you, but with information about my Panama Jack.
Mine WAS a beautiful build. I road it every where up untill about 700 miles. One day while doing an after ride wipe down, I found TWO frame breaks. Just under the welds where the cargo rack is mounted to the frame.
I had a friend try to weld it. but the aluminum was to thin, and the welds did not hold up.
From what I read, and posted, it comes up 50-50, some have problems, and others don't. If you look around, most people will not recomend a lower end aluminum frame, and I am now one of those people.
Read this link about mine, and decide for your self.
Good Luck. And always stay safe.
Watching my kids enjoy what they have learned and built, is why we started MB'ing
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