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Anyone with a model 2840 with the joystick control might want to have a look at the drift pins used to connect all the articulating parts of the joystick controller together.. I had a pin just fall out that connected the joystick to the top of the u-joint, the machine is only 1 year old. Real pain to fix, had to remove the controller assembly from the handle, and also split it apart to get access to be able to insert a new one... Only the one fell out, all the others were in place and tight..
 

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Hope it is an isolated case but wonder if Silicone might help for the parts no to grind itself loose or make it worse if any are grinded slightly.
 

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I also have a Storm 2840 and have lost my 2nd pin. Looking for other solutions.

I believe the roll pin works it's way out from back and forth movement.
I have replaced the .156 X .875 pin with an 8-32 screw and lock nut. the first time I lost the roll pin I dismantled the Joystick box to fix it, a bear of a task. This time I just dropped the box and screwed the 8-32 screw in to the Universal Joint and the Joystick it fit very tight like it was a threaded shaft. I then backed it out and cut the 1" screw to a little more than 7/8ths. Then I screwed it back into the U-Joint and Joystick and placed a lock nut on the end of the screw. I tightened it but not to tight. I have a tight clearance but enough room to move it without doing any damage.
My only concern is the hardness of the screws metal. But I am hoping the secured fit on both sides will compensate for the movement.
 
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