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Extended Sanwa JLF Hollow Joystick Shaft


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  • Product Description

    The Extended Sanwa JLF Hollow Joystick Shaft adds 10mm (.39") length over the stock 68mm shaft (from base to threading).  This shaft was designed to assist installing your Sanwa JLF joystick lever into a maximum 3/4" (18mm) MDF wooden control panel.  It is compatible with joysticks from the Sanwa JLF series, including TP-8YT, TP-8YT-SK, TPRG-AYT-SK, and TPRG-8BYT-SK.

    Hollow Shaft for Balltop LED Threading

    The joystick shaft's additional defining characteristic is its 3mm diameter (.11") hollow center.  This allows you to thread wiring for single color or 3mm RGB LED projects that take advantage of hollow balltops or battops.  The joystick shaft retains the original diameter of the stock model.

    Compatibility with Sanwa and Seimitsu Accessories

    The hollow shaft matches the threading found in the stock shaft.  This means that nearly all balltop and battop accessories that currently fit the standard JLF series shaft are compatible. Exceptions include all Sanwa JLF-CD Shaft & Dustwasher Set models, since the shaft is longer than the standard model, and the dustwasher conforms to the shaft.  Instead, please consider Solo Sanwa JLF Dustwasher - Fits Sanwa JLF without Shaft Cover (Set of 2) when purchasing this shaft.

    Works with Hori Hayabusa Lever

    The Hori Hayabusa Joystick has remained popular partly due to its interchangeability with Sanwa JLF compatible components such as springs and actuator.  Of them, you can also install this shaft.  Our support contact Joey Wainwright shows you how to install the shaft in this articlenew-window-icon.png

    Design Collaboration with KOWAL

    KOWAL is the name of a well-respected member on forums and elsewhere in the arcade community.  He has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of many control devices, and designer of many popular gameplay enhancement products such as the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series JoystickKOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Plate and KOWAL LS.ST Short Throw Mod for Seimitsu LS-55/56/58/60-01 Joystick, plus essentials such as the KOWAL Flat Plate Converter.  With his permission, we were able to design a joystick shaft series that precisely measures the specific model and its mounting plate variations, supporting his brand of performance solutions that highlight accuracy and compatibility above all else. 

  • Product Reviews


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    1. perfect for 3/4" control panels

      as the title states, awesome for 3/4" wood control panel reproduction if the original metal is priced too high. a 3mm led will fit inside the bore hole, just attach your resistor to the wire after it's already out of the joystick, depending on your wire guage. makes it look awesome. on Nov 19th 2023

    2. That old school US arcade feel...

      This extension, combined with a bat top handle is probably as close as it's gonna get to the Happs of my youth.

      Spent most of my career working in kitchens prepping/chopping ingredients and peeling more shrimp then I want to think about. My hands are wrecked as a result. With this, I can comfortably wrap my hand around the stick with out my nerves acting up and taking a trip to Tingle Town. Finally able to play all day with out having to take an "old man break."

      TL;DR - Extremely happy with my purchase!
      on Mar 15th 2021

    3. Good Product. Gives an Alternative to Western Joysticks

      Combine this with a battop, and it'll give your Sanwa or Hayabusa joystick the same height as a western Happ/IL joystick. It may not be as thick (especially since there aren't any shaft covers for this. There's an idea for you FA!), but the same height, so you can wrap all of your fingers around it.

      I put this in my Hayabusa, along with a set of Cherry switches, a 3lb spring, and the kowal actuator and octo gate, and it feels almost like an IL joystick. I'm still partial towards IL, but this is a great alternative regardless.
      on Jun 13th 2018

    4. Works great in a Hayabusa

      Put it into my Hayabusa, and it is perfect. Makes the shaft longer, not much else to say. Works as expected. on Mar 9th 2018

    5. A longer shaft for those with bigger/wider hands!

      The Good:
      + Well made, good quality - no sharp edges which is a major plus.
      + Well weighted, not excessively heavy.
      + In theory it makes movement easier as a longer shaft does mean less effort required to move the lever.
      + If you need to slip in an LED, the shaft allows you to!

      The Neutral:
      ~ A little bit too pricey for what it is, although generally it isn't expensive at all.

      The Bad:
      - Nothing really!

      A longer shaft is for those who has a wider base palm and thus need to have a longer reach in order not to feel cramped holding the stick. If you are one those who finds that you get cramped up, then a longer shaft may help.

      Another usage scenario for a longer shaft is if you find that a higher tension spring is too much and needs to just balance it out a little, the longer shaft will indeed help due to needing less effort to tilt the lever. This is simply physics.

      Overall, this shaft is a niche requirement but it does have its own niche space to fill.
      on Aug 8th 2017

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