Since PhreakMods Quick Release shaft for Sanwa JLF joystick levers debuted years ago, many players have enjoyed the convenience of detaching the lever shaft for easier transport in common bags and backpacks.
Sanwa introduces the JLFD-TP-8YT - their official take on the detachable joystick lever.
The Sanwa JLFD features a unique base and shaft cover design. From the video at right, you can see how the shaft is first inserted into the base, followed by the joystick lever via twisting clockwise to screw it down into the base. Similarly, you can unscrew it by twisting counter-clockwise.
The JLFD shaft cover has two unique convex shapes inside that connect to the base. Given the design of the JLFD shaft, the tighten and loosen functions are disabled when an original Sanwa or Sanwa JLF compatible shaft cover is used. It appears that Sanwa-compatible dustwashers will work, however.
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The GT-Y octagonal insert can install into the existing GT-8F restrictor plate that comes with the JLFD, allowing you octagonal control - the same as offered in the Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Gate. KOWAL's 1mm oversize actuator consistently receives high marks for its simplicity and effectiveness in shortening throw and speeding up engage time.
Tension springs are a popular choice among enthusiasts who desire a quicker return to center, or enjoy the higher tension over the original Sanwa JLF.
All four mods are worthwhile additions to customizing the feel of your new JLFD.