The Shifter Switch
| An aftermarket electro-mechanical device intended to
make Motocross bikes faster. It did this by coupling the ignition to the transmission, allowing
clutchless shifting, while still holding the throttle wide open.
But we didn't call it 'motocross' back then. We called it 'scrambling'. That was in the '60s before Husqvarna sent Torsten Hallman to this side of the pond to show us how the Europeans did it. He made us all look kind of silly. So we redesigned our tracks, learned to ride differently, and started calling it motocross.
|This was FMC's first Brochure|
|The not-quite-world-famous FMC Decal|
|An Ad from Cycle Sport Magazine (I swapped photogaphic services for Ad space)|
|Cycle World liked it. |
This is what they had to say in their Feb. 1972 Article
|U.S.Pat. No. 3,481,223|