Re: Panama jack failure!!!!!!
FWIW, I, Personaly will never buy an aluminum frame, or a bike with a welded rear rack.
All of my builds have been good old steel, the last one was , you guessed it, the dreaded Cranbrook. Well with over a 1000 miles on it, it has not let me down once.
I recently got one back that I sold a long time ago that was a Kahluna, I know thats got more than my Cranbrook, it has just been jack shafted, and with one of Dax's balanced motor it runs great.
Then there is the bike that I put a Honda GX160 electric start on. I had to stretch and reinforce the frame with 1/4" steel, never a problem.
The Panama Jack, I believe is the same as the Cranbrook, only with a higher price tag, and cheap metal.
Good Luck, glad you weren't hurt.