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Old 02-20-2016, 10:27 AM
scrollerguy scrollerguy is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Angry 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.
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