TE Stick Bat Tap to Balltop instructions


#1

Hi.

I recently switched my TE Stick from Ball to Bat Top - now I want to switch it back. The first conversion was easy as I didn’t need to remove the faceplate, but to put the balltop back on it seems to be more involved. I don’t want to screw up my stick. Are there any guides for going through with this? I don’t know what I’m doing.


#2

You just do the same way as how you installed Bat Top.
And would still not need to remove anything.


#3

If you need to remove the face plate, you need a 3mm or 7/64" allen wrench. Remove the 6 screws, slowly remove the faceplate to expose the joystick, place a flat head screw driver at the base of the joystick shaft (there is a small slot for it) and twist the top off. Left loosey, righty tighty. Repeat steps backwards to assemble.


#4

Maybe we’re not on the same page, but I removed the ball top simply by lifting the ball, pinching the metal with pliers to keep the column from rotating and twisting the ball off. This doesn’t work with a bat top because it is too tall to reveal the metal beneath the plastic sheath.

Toggleme

Thanks man, I guess I’ll have to try that later.


#5

Then that is incorrect way to do.
My Post was saying what Toggleme said.

I was thinking you installed the Bat Top the correct way.


#6

did the pliers scratch the joystick shaft? but i have a question regarding the bat top. i bought an aluminum toggleme bat top and the adapter for the JLF. it all fits and works perfectly but i just have a lil problem which is not that big but it gets annoying. every now and then the bat top would get loose and i would have to open up the faceplate and re-tighten it again. it gets annoying having to do once every week. is there a solution?


#7

First try teflon tape for the thread. They use it on air compressors and air tools. Can be found at a store with an automotive section, walmart, pep boys, auto zone, kragen auto, etc.

And or drill a hole to the bottom of your TE case to fit a screw driver. I do that on all of my customs.
Example if you look at the full size verision.
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww301/rtdzign/2playerVewlix/th_DSC03528-1.jpg


#8

Its white tape, used for all sorts of sealing applicatnnos. On my top, it would come loose if I did not give it some force when I tightened it. It has not come loose since my last assembly and this is without any sort of tape/locker. If the Teflon tape doesn’t work for you, try “Loctite Threadlocker blue.”