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Flatshifter FAQ


Q How do I pay for my order?
•  Bank Transfer
• Credit Card
• Cheque

Q As a Registered disabled motorcycle rider will I be eligible for vat free purchases from you.
A Registered disabled motorcycle riders may be eligible for vat free purchases in the UK. a motorcycle needs to be your 1st means of transport.

Q Do all Flatshifter products come with a parts and labour guarantee?
A Yes, 12 months parts and labour even for race use.

Q Will I be able to change the specification of the Dual-Lever if I change my motorcycle?
A Yes it is easily adaptable for different handlebar sizes hydraulic piston sizes and to twin or single hydraulic systems or hydraulic & cable plus variable length & angle levers.

Q I have seen electric gear-shift systems offered costing a lot more than your system is there any difference?
A Yes, they are earning a lot more out of you than we are! Everything in our kit is top quality and built for reliability with little or no maintenance required and 1000`s in daily use.

Q Can the Flatshifter Max electric gear selector System be refitted onto my next motorcycle?
A Yes. The Flatshifter Max System is specifically designed to not be “model specific”, so your investment is safe remove and refit to your next motorcycle.

Q Why choose electric over pneumatic (Air) systems?
A With Flatshifter electronic operation there is no need for large, heavy & complicated air compressors, tanks, regulators, valves, etc. The Flatshifter Max System is fully solid state operation with only 1 moving part providing ultimate reliability. Electric operation also means that it won’t possibly rob your engine of the power that an air system will take and you don’t have to worry about your tank running out of air on the final lap, pneumatic systems are also far more expensive than electric systems, heavier and lot more complicated to install and set up.

Q Will the Flatshifter Expert or Pro System allow me to change gear completely clutchlessly?
A Not quite, using the Flatshifter Expert or Pro systems up & downshifting will be clutch-less but clutch use is still required to select 1st gear and pulling away.

The Flatshifter Club system enables clutch-less up shifting only, the clutch will only be required when you are selecting 1st gear and pulling away also selecting neutral & when coming to a complete stop.

Q How often should the Flatshifter Max System be serviced?
A The Flatshifter Max System does not require any maintenance unless it has been used in a particularly hostile environment.

Q Do Flatshifter offer a Factory Fitting Service?
A No, but all systems are designed for D.I.Y fitment or can be fitted by any competent mechanic. We also have various centers who can fit them for you if required, we are always happy to answer any questions by email or telephone.

Q Can I become a distributor for all or some of the Flatshifter Systems?
A Yes. Flatshifter are always happy to discuss possible distributorship agreements from any countries worldwide. Please contact us for further details on 0044(0)1206 322557 or Email

Q Do Flatshifter offer technical support over the phone or by email?
A Yes. Flatshifter technicians are available to help you on the phone 0044 1295 714144 or +44 1206 322557) and via Email – normally 7 days a week.

Q Can I use the Flatshifter Max System in conjunction with my manual gear lever?
A Yes. With the Flatshifter System installed on your motorcycle you can use either the pressure sensitive buttons supplied to change gear or you can use your standard manual gear lever at any time as well. use of Both methods is completely interchangeable change gear electrically or manually your choice.

Q How do I select neutral using the Flatshifter Max System?
A With the Flatshifter System installed for disabled motorcycle riders, you can use either the steering wheel mounted buttons, the optional paddles or your standard manual gear lever to select neutral selecting neutral With the Flatshifter System installed you can use either the steering wheel mounted buttons, the optional paddles or your standard manual gear lever to select neutral. Since the system is energised for the duration of the button push (not a pulsed time) then a positive push on the up button will take you from 1st to 2nd, whereas a quick stab at the button takes you from 1st to neutral. It is a simple technique that you easily acquire.

Q I have heard that all quickshifter systems need a lot of setting up to get them adjusted and working correctly, normally a separate test session or 2, is this correct?
A Normally with most systems on the market yes, but the Flatshifter clutch-less shift systems are designed and pre-adjusted to work perfectly straight out of the box 99% of the time, and the other 1% may need a very small adjustment.

Q Can I expect any performance gain by using a Flatshifter clutchless quick-shift system? (Club, Pro & Expert)
A Yes, you can expect a distance gain of at least 1 meter per full throttle up-shift. For example, 10 gear shifts per lap over a 20 lap race will add up to quite a significant advantage over your competitors.

Q I have seen other quick shifters for sale but none with your downshift auto throttle blip system. How does it work?
A By operating the gear lever in the downshifting direction, the patented throttle blip system allows a smooth downshift to be made at all speeds without the need for a slipper clutch. The downshift actuator spindle replaces the original engine idle adjuster screw and provides a precise throttle-blip of the correct level to ensure a smooth downshift. (unloading the pressure on the meshing gears allowing a gear shift) The system has a built-in inhibitor which helps prevent rear wheel locking or engine damage caused by shifting down at too high engine speed.