Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)



Do Flatshifter products come with a full parts and labour guarantee?
Yes, 12 months parts and labour. Even for race use.

Why choose paddle-shift over manual shift?

Paddle-Shift not only allows gearshifts to be made  quickly and clutchlessly with full throttle, it also allows the driver to keep both hands on the wheel, both eyes on the road and provides him/her with much more time to concentrate on their driving.

Will i need to purchase a complete new Flatshifter system when i change my motorcycle or race car engine?

All Flatshifter systems are transportable, meaning they can all be used on many different engines   Flatshifters are not tied to any ECU "box," so enabling you to reuse your investment again and again.

I have seen electric gearshift systems offered costing a lot more than your system. Is there any difference?
Yes, they are earning a lot more out of you than we are! Everything in our system is top quality with 12 months guarantee.
Does the Flatshifter System change gear faster than manual shifting?
Yes. The Flatshifter System has been back to back tested against a manual gear change system and recorded a savings of over 1/5 of a second per shift. Just think how many gearshifts per lap you do!
Why choose electric over pneumatic (Air) systems?
With Flatshifter electronic operation there is no need for large, heavy and unreliable 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 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 or air leaks.
Will the Flatshifter system allow me to drive completely clutch-Lesly?
Yes. Using the Flatshifter Expert or Pro systems up & downshifting will be clutchless. The clutch will only be needed when pulling away and coming to a complete stop. The Flatshifter Club system enables clutchless up shifting only.
How often should the Flatshifter Max system be serviced?
The Flatshifter Max system does not require any maintenance unless it has been used in a particularly hostile environment.
Does Flatshifter offer a Factory Fitting Service?
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 needed.
Can I become a distributor for Flatshifter products?
Yes. Flatshifter is always happy to discuss possible distributorship agreements with other countries worldwide. Please contact us for further details on the phone +44(0)1206 322557 or via E-mail -
Does Flatshifter offer technical support over the phone?
Yes. Flatshifter technicians are available to help you on the phone +44(0)1206 322557 or via E-mail -
Can I use the Flatshifter Max system in conjunction with my manual gear lever?
Yes. With any Flatshifter system installed you can use either the steering wheel mounted paddles to change gear , buttons on your handle bars for motorcycle riders or your standard manual gear lever at any time. all methods are instantly useable at all times.

Can I use the original  clutch after either the Club ,Pro or Flatshifter Expert system has been fitted.

 Yes  the original use and operation of your clutch is not affected in any way change gear normally with or without using the clutch, the choice is yours.

How do you select neutral using the Flatshifter  Max system?

 With any Flatshifter system installed you can use either the steering wheel mounted paddles or your standard manual gear lever to select neutral the buttons are pressure sensitive to allow half shifts  when selecting neutral.

I have heard that all quickshifter systems need a lot of setting up to get them adjusted and working correctly, normally a separate test sessions as well, is this true?


Normally with most systems on the market, yes, but the Flatshifter systems are designed and and pre-set at our work shops  to work  straight out of the box first time every time.




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