After years of wanting my own machine I finally bought a cheap Chicago Coin Beatniks machine from a fellow pinsider. So far I’ve really enjoyed the game. I got into the cab and tinkered around with a few minor issues (rollover switch wasnt activating, was able to “bend” it back to make contact), and got into the headboard to resecure score reels.
One issue I’m having is flipper strength. At times when I hit the ball, it barely travels halfway up the playfield. It seems like I have to hit the ball just right to get some good distance out of it.
Would like to replace some of the parts as I’m sure it would improve game performance. My main issue is I do not know what parts to get and where to get them from. I found flipper repair kits on amazon but they range in the $50+ range. Any tips or suggestions for a novice?
Also, less important but the 1,000s score reel on my player 2 does not work. How difficult is it to get this fixed? Thanks in advance for any help and information.