NATURE OF RELEASE: Clutch plate oil disposal grooves.
MODELS AFFECTED: 1972 Commando models.
DISTRIBUTION: Worldwide (Trade only)
EXPLANATION: The clutch friction plate 061339 now incorporates scrolled oil dispersal grooves on both sides. The friction plates shown in the Parts List incorporate such grooves but this modification was not in fact effective during the1971season. The purpose of the grooves is to disperse oil which can otherwise cause clutch slip. Factory stocks of friction plate 061339 have had the oil dispersal groove added so that future supplies will be to the latest design. It is not necessary to return dealer stocks to the factory but in cases where clutch slip can be attributed to oil on the plates, the modification detailed in Service Release N5 should be carried out.

April 1972

Norton Villiers Canada Limited