Norton Clutch Plates - Manx Type Plain (Early Type)


Norton Clutch Plates - Manx Type Plain (Early Type)

Product no.: 0255b A2/392M
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- These clutch plates, although of the same fitment as the earlier type plain clutch plates (item 0255) are actually of the type sometimes fitted to original Manx Norton models. Their design is different in that they are slightly thicker than the standard type (nominal 2mm) but also have the very distinctive radial slots/circles you can see in the picture. I am not entirely sure what the purpose of this design was - but I assume it was either to enhance grip or reduce the risk of distortion under the additional stress most race bikes give the clutch (or a bit of both). This clutch plate is an identical copy of an original plate taken from one of my race Norton bikes (my doubleknockers). Over the years I have seen this type of plate occasionally to original racing clutch's . . . but to my knowledge they have not been available to buy new for many years. These plates have inner tongues of 0.290" width - Please check you clutch before ordering, as it is not always obvious which type of clutch plate is fitted. Manx clutch's were normally fitted with 4 plain plates as standard, while road bikes were fitted with 5.

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