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Anyone ever lose the brake lever spring action in an MCG grip?

Looking for some guidance on this - yesterday with my MCG Ultimate grip I lost all spring tension in the brake lever.

It will still work as the way it is weighted the lever will fall fully forward when not in use, but it sure ain't the same with no tension being applied when moving it.

 

Just wondering if this is something I can easily fix? I sure don't want to mess this puppy up any further.

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Ok opened the grip up and it is a broken spring for the Brake Lever.

Will open a support ticket with VKB.

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Just to update I contacted VKB and they very promptly contacted me yesterday advising they will be sending a couple more springs to me.

So should have here in the new week or so I would think.

Very prompt on responding to me.

Whilst I can use that brake lever it just does not feel right with no spring action going on.

 

Plus I got to thinking, it is not like I am using the paddle all that often - at least while flight simming. However it occurs to me now while I have the stick mounted to my desk and just sitting here, I have a habit of operating that paddle lever just by habit, back and forth and back and forth. It is like a magnet to me lol. Guess I should probably quit doing that. Maybe if not for that the spring might never have broke.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ok so I received two brake lever springs today for my Ultimate Grip.

The fine folks at VKB not only sent me two springs they also include a very nice grip stand as well!

Perfect for my previous MCG Pro grip to have a place to sit!!

 

Thank you VKB!! Top notch service there!

 

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Had a spare MCG Pro grip that needed a place to sit:

 

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Spring is loaded back in ( wasn't too bad) and am back in business with that brake lever.

Thank you VKB!

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On 6/25/2021 at 1:20 PM, dburne said:

Spring is loaded back in ( wasn't too bad) and am back in business with that brake lever.

Thank you VKB!

I also had the brake lever spring in my VKB Ultimate grip break yesterday.

 

When you replaced the spring, was it difficult or pretty straight forward?

Did the replacement springs that VKB sent you come with an instruction on how to install them?

 

Thanks in advance for your reply.

System: 5800X3D / FTW3 3090 / 64GB 3600mhz / HP Reverb G2 / VKB GF3 Ultimate

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2 hours ago, lax22 said:

I also had the brake lever spring in my VKB Ultimate grip break yesterday.

 

When you replaced the spring, was it difficult or pretty straight forward?

Did the replacement springs that VKB sent you come with an instruction on how to install them?

 

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Nope no instructions, one of the reps over on the VKB forum gave me a little guidance to help. Just post on it over there and I am sure someone will help you out as well.

Not too difficult but can be a little challenging getting the spring set back in there appropriately. But hey if I can do it I figure anyone can.


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33 minutes ago, dburne said:

Nope no instructions, one of the reps over on the VKB forum gave me a little guidance to help. Just post on it over there and I am sure someone will help you out as well.

Not too difficult but can be a little challenging getting the spring set back in there appropriately. But hey if I can do it I figure anyone can.

 

Thank you!

System: 5800X3D / FTW3 3090 / 64GB 3600mhz / HP Reverb G2 / VKB GF3 Ultimate

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19 minutes ago, lax22 said:

Thank you!

 

Here was my thread over at VKB forum on the same issue - hope this helps.

http://forum.vkb-sim.pro/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5523

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