The purpose of this manual is to provide the necessary technical instructions to enable distributor and dealer staff, and also enthusiastic private owners, to carry out all routine maintenance running repairs and major overhaul operations.

Separate sections of the manual cover major areas and, where necessary, cross references are used to facilitate step by step dismantling and re-assembly. The manual is well provided with line illustrations for clarity and care has been taken to ensure that each illustration fulfils a useful purpose rather than merely increasing manual content.

Where special service tools are necessary, they are referred to by part number in the text. An illustrated service tools catalogue will be made available at a later stage. This catalogue will be separate for ease of up-dating, but will be suitably sized and pierced for inclusion with this binder.

For each year from 1971, the fully illustrated parts list and Rider's Manual are available and will further assist service operations.

To ensure repair to the same standards as used for a new Commando, it is essential to use only genuine Norton spares available through the normal spares supply system. The main distributors for the various markets of the world are given below:


Norton Villiers Europe Limited,
North Way,
Walworth, Andover,
Telephone: Andover (0264) 61414


West of Mississippi River:
Norton Villiers Corporation,
6765 Paramount Boulevard,
North Long Beach,
California 90805.
Telephone: (213) 531-7138.

East of Mississippi River:
Berliner Motor Corporation,
Railroad Street and Plant Road,
Hasbrouck Heights,
New Jersay 07604.
Telephone: (201) 288-9696.