TE stick issue


#1

so a while ago (couple months ago) i had to dismantle my joystick and use JB weld to re-weld the soldered on mounting bracket that had come loose. to sand off the residue of the first weld i dismantled the actual stick part of the joystick. i put it all back together and the JB weld is holding like a charm, but the stick itself seems to have gotten progressively rougher to move around. it now feels like im moving the stick through syrup when i try to do motions and… yeah you can imagine it’s basically impossible to play with. is there a quick fix like applying some kind of oil or lube to the swivel part of the stick? or should i buy a new stick or stick part? thanks for your time.


#2

Lube, though others have used clear chapstick. And the swivel part. Not sure what could have happened. How old is the stick?


#3

thanks for the help! the stick is a round 1 tournament edition fight stick, i got it on sf4 launch day. i guess when i took apart the stick some of the lube came off of the swivel?

also i need some circlip pliars to remove the circlip… last time i removed it and put it back on with regular pliars and it was really hard lol


#4

It could be the stick needing to be lubed, or something might be caught in there jamming it; a stray bit of jb weld perhaps?

Try a very small flathead screwdriver. Put it between the clip and the shaft and wiggle it a bit. Be careful, e clips have been known to shoot off never to return…


#5

LOL that happened to be last time i took it apart, i spent like 45 minutes trying to find it

when i open it up tomorrow i’ll see what’s up, hopefully the chapstick lube will solve my problem, otherwise i think the stick might be out of commission


#6

Yes, just lubricate the Bearing.

And the JLF does not have a Circlip.
It has an E-clip.

It is Seimitsu LS-32(-01) that has Circlip.