George E Kraus Vintage Motorcycle Restoration, Portland, Oregon
Detailed care and craftsmanship go into each and every component. * Updated electronics for trouble free service on custom specials or stock. * All new wiring harnesses where appropriate. Modified if necessary * Custom fabrication work and metalwork. * Custom paintwork and hand - painted pin-striping. * One of a kind logo and graphic design services, hand-painted. * Show chrome * Stainless steel polished fasteners. These bikes are built to be ridden. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT, George E. Kraus Restorations,www.gekrestorations.comc :: 503.880.7164, gekraus@comcast.net, Portland Oregon, alfa romeo Giulietta, spider veloce, award winning, motorcycle, Norton Commando, restoration, triumph, Bonneville, TR-6R, T100, British, English, Thruxton, cafe racer, custom, Portland, Oregon, vintage, garage, bike, bsa, villars, vincent , matchles, bmw, portland , oregon, George E. Kraus Restorations, www.gekrestorations.com, 503.880.7164, gekraus@comcast.net, These are some vehicles I have restored. They have undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration in my shop. Detailed care and craftsmanship go into each and every component. My services range from 100 point concours correct to custom specials. Typically a restoration involves a complete tear-down of all components (every nut and bolt of every piece), then everything is repaired or replaced — and or sent out to be replated, rechromed, polished, powder coated, painted, machined, rebuilt, etc. For trouble free service, all electrics are updated to solid state including electronic ignition. These bike are built to be ridden.__My background: Always an enthusiast, I had the opportunity learn and work for Kenny Dreer at "Vintage Rebuilds and Restorations", restoring Norton, Triumph, and BSA motorcycles under the direction of Kenny.__Contact: George Kraus at gekraus@comcast.net for more information • Located in Portland, Oregon, ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT GEORGE KRAUS, AWARD WINNING RESTORATIONS:_• Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Show, Corvallis Oregon - 1994 – People's Choice_• Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Show, Corvallis Oregon - 1995 – People's Choice_• All British Field Meet, Portland Oregon - 1995 – 1st Place_• Portland Motorcycle Super Show 1996 - Northwest Legion Award – Best of Show_• All British Field Meet, Portland Oregon - 1996 – 1st Place_• Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Show, Corvallis Oregon - 1996 – People's Choice_• Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists Show, Corvallis Oregon - 1997 – People's Choice_• Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts Isle of Vashon Concourse, Washington - 1998— 1st Place, Best Cafe_• AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 1999, Sears Point California – Best of Show_• The Cycle World Classic Rolling Concourse 1999, Sears Point California – 1st Place_• Dick Klamforth Award 1999, Sears Point California – Best British Motorcycle_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 1999, San Jose – _Best Modified/Café 1971-1973, Ridden Division_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 2002, San Jose – Best Modified/Café 1971-1973, Ridden Division_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 2002, San Jose – Peoples' choice_• North West 02 Fest, 2004, Square light Category. 02 Fest, 2004, - Best of show, Squarelight Category_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 2005, San Jose – Best Modified/Café 1971-1973, Ridden Division_• International Norton Owners Association 05 Rogue Rallye 2005, Lake Selmac, Oregon - First Place_• International Norton Owners Association 05 Rogue Rallye 2005, Lake Selmac, Oregon - Best of Show_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 2006, San Jose – Best Modified/Café 1971-1973, Ridden Division_• Clubman's BSA Owners Club, Concourse 2007 – 20th Anniversary, San Jose – Best Modified/Café 1971-1973, Ridden Division_• Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance 2008, Forest Grove, Portland Oregon – Best in Class_• Veloce nel-Verde, Concorso 2009, Alfa Romeo Owners Club Convention and Field Meet, Portland Oregon – _First in Class_• Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance 2010, Forest Grove, Portland Oregon – Best in Class_• Columbia River Concours d’Elegance 2010, Fort Vancouver, Washington – Best in Class_• All British Field Meet, Portland Oregon - 2010 – Best in Class, Honorable Mention

Welcome to my web site

I specialize in restoring Norton and Triumph vertical twins. Restoration services range from 100 point concours to custom specials. The process consists of a complete frame-off nut and bolt restoration, stripping all components to the bare basics. All black frame pieces
are powder-coated, all aluminum components are professionally polished to a chrome like finish, and all fasteners are replated in
either cadmium, zinc, or show chrome. All fenders, tanks, side covers, are professionally painted with quality automotive paints,
and color sanded and polished to perfection. All pinstriping or custom lettering/logo work is professionally hand-done by
fellow artist Mitch Kim Pinstriping. Custom graphics are available if desired. Every wear item is replaced as new. When
finished, your motorcycle will look and run better than the day it left the factory.  Detailed care and craftsmanship go
into each and every component.

The photos and information on these pages, showcases some of the vehicles I have restored. They have all undergone a complete
professional restoration in my shop. Only a select number of vintage Norton and Triumph motorcycles are restored each
year. Please browse my site for additional information, and contact me with any questions or
concerns.  Visit my on-line showroom to see examples of my work.



— For your safety and mine, I will not compromise on my mechanical service and safety standards. —

  • Complete disassembly of all components.

  • Thorough cleaning, inspection and evaluation of  all parts.

  • Cleaning and sealing the inside of the gasoline tank.

  • Complete engine and transmission overhaul / rebuild.

  • Carburetor dissasembled, cleaned, and rebuilt. New jets, needles, and fuel lines.

  • Electrical system upgrades and new wiring harness.

  • Mechanical brake or hydrolic brake rebuilt.

  • Replacement of all cables, hoses, lines, etc.

  • Refurbishing and replating, or replacement of all bolts, nuts, screws and other hardware. Polished stainless steel nuts and screws are available for customs and specials.
  • Show quality rechroming, or replacement of chrome parts.

  • Professional body work and painting. Hand pin-stripe, lettering, and logo designs. Powder coat frame and bits.
  • Rebuilding of spoke wheels with s/s spokes after replating or polishing rims and hubs. New tires, tubes, and inspection and / or replacement of wheel bearings and all components.

  • Steering bearings inspected, repacked, or replaced.

  • New seat foam and cover, custom designed if appropriate. Powder coated seat pan.

  • Polishing to show quality all aluminum parts.

  • Option of museum quality restorations with 100% historical accuracy, or show quality restorations to be ridden, for display or show only.  Customized restorations to owner specifications.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a walk-in business, I do not have a store front, and I do not sell parts. I only restore British Motorcycles. If you are serious about having your motorcycle restored I welcome your inquiry.  Thank you.

Please don't use these images on web sites, blogs, or other media without my explicit permission.
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I am not accepting any new projects at this time. Thank you.
These are some of the steps involved in a complete ground up restoration.
GEORGE E. KRAUS RESTORATIONS
Norton • Triumph • Portland • Oregon



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