N64 Joystick Links

by inthompx
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $3.79
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These little bits are the main links in an N64 joystick. They are also the parts that wear out and cause your joystick to go floppy. Why try to find a good controller at some re-sale shop when you can repair it yourself for half the price.

Dimensions

IN: 0.982 w x 1.025 d x 0.424 h
CM: 2.494 w x 2.604 d x 1.078 h

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The link for the y-axis functions as intended; however, the link for the x-axis is a complete failure in design since it warps under pressure of the spring when you install it in it's intended place. This lead to a huge and unacceptable decrease in the range of motion for the x-axis, and makes games utterly unplayable. I am not exaggerating, do not waste your money on this unless a stronger plastic or possibly a metal is used. Not to mention, the matte, grainy, finish will lead to an increased rate of erosion of the links; probably at a faster rate than the original links. If someone designed a steel joystick along with the links and the box inside the joystick module, I'd be very interested. Until then, I recommend avoiding these at all costs as they do not perform as the designer intended. ferousme, if you haven't used these specific joystick links, how could you have had an awesome experience to begin with? Trog, I'd be very interested in learning about your work around for the x-axis link bending/warping under pressure of the spring.
4 hours ago
These are very nice. I used epoxy putty and a 15 mm ball bearing to repair the box the joystick sits in then used these 3d printed links. I've got some white lithium grease in there and these things are smooth. I can't comment on the durability. I hope they last at least as long as the originals. I'll probably buy some more in case I find extra controllers somewhere.
September 4, 2013, 1:06 pm
recently not used these but previous experience was awesome... MRO Supply com.
June 19, 2013, 6:36 am
ordered 4 sets. They work well on the y axis, but side to side they are a nightmare. I got 1/2 range of motion and it was still floppy. Very disappointed. I messed around with these for like 3 hours but couldn't get them to work. The gear teeth make a "crunch" too.
September 10, 2012, 9:39 pm
Anyone know if these are any good/will fit?
July 18, 2012, 7:12 pm
Have you tested this? do you know if they actually fit and work. and if so if they will last
February 29, 2012, 2:35 am
 
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