Paddle Shifter Manual

After a number of enquiries from motorcycle-engined buggy and car builders who wanted drawings of just the steering column and paddle shifter (as used in the R16 Shotgun and R11 Stiletto buggies), we are offering a short manual detailing the construction of these components.

The paddle is connected via a conventional push-pull cable to the gear selector lever on the engine/gearbox unit.

The Paddle Shifter Manual guides you through each step of the construction process using plain-written instructions and highly detailed scale drawings. The end result is a compact steering column and paddle shifter that is adaptable to just about any vehicle with a motorcycle type engine and sequential gearbox.

The drawings show dual dimensions to suit everyone: The metric measurement is given priority and is followed with the decimal inch measurement in brackets. The instructions lead you not only through the construction process, but also the measurement, purchase and fitment of the push-pull cable.

Altogether there are seven technical drawings and nine pages of instructions containing a materials list, parts list, suppliers list and a further five polychrome images.

Overview

BUGGIES

PARTS

Suits: Any vehicles using a sequential shift gearbox with cable shift mechanism (can be adapted to hydraulic / air / electric shifters). Mounts to chassis cross member as shown. Includes detail of steering column support bearings and steering wheel flange. Can be adapted to use steering wheel quick releases.
Build: Full DIY. Laser cut parts available. Self assembly kit coming soon – please enquire

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The ultimate addition to your motorcycle powered project! The Rorty Steering Column and Paddle Shifter is situated directly in front of the steering wheel which puts swift, positive and effortless sequential gear changes at your fingertips.
Price: $10.00$25.00

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Manuals, Kits & Parts Options

Steering Column & Paddle Shifter Manual

A comprehensive build manual and plans for DIY construction of a performance paddle shifter for any spaceframe cable shift vehicle

The The Rorty Steering Column & Paddle Shifter Manual guides you through each step of the construction process using plain-written instructions and highly detailed scale drawings.  The end result is a performance paddle shifter able to be adapted to any spaceframe vehicle with a cable based gear shift.

The drawings show dual dimensions to suit everyone; the metric measurement is given priority and is followed with the decimal inch measurement in brackets.

The simple and clear instructions lead you not only through the construction process, but also explain how to fit the shifter, modify the shift lever on the bike motor and measure and fit the cable.  Suggested suppliers of ‘off the shelf’ items such as the cable are included.

More than just a collection of CAD drawings, this comprehensive PDF Manual consists of the following:

  • Ten pages.
  • Eight CAD drawings (PDF format).
  • Three polychrome 3D CAD images.
  • Full Bill Of Materials.
  • Combined imperial and metric format.
Format:
  • PDF Package
  • Zip file for instant download

Print to your favourite paper size by choosing fit to page in your print options.

Rorty Paddle Shifter Laser Cutting Files

DXF files for you to take to you local laser cutter!

You can have your local laser cutter, waterjet cutter or plasma cutter CNC cut all the plate components ready for assembly.  You get a great quality finish and save many hours or work.

The build manual is required to complete the build, DXF files are for laser cut plate parts only, no assembly instructions included.

Files are included for the column shroud, bearing plates, paddle, paddle brace and cable keeper.

DXF files are for single use only in accordance with our terms and conditions.

Deburring and drilling/reaming of pin/pivot holes may be required.

Full Specifications

Suits Any vehicles using a sequential shift gearbox with cable shift mechanism (can be adapted to hydraulic / air / electric shifters). Mounts to chassis cross member as shown. Includes detail of steering column support bearings and steering wheel flange. Can be adapted to use steering wheel quick releases.
Build Full DIY. Laser cut parts available. Self assembly kit coming soon - please enquire