GEORGE E. KRAUS RESTORATIONS
Portland • Oregon

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​1967 Triumph TR6R
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
1968 Norton Atlas
Hand painted by Mitch Kim.
1968 Norton Commando Fastback
Hand painted logo and pinstriping.
Hand painted logo and pinstriping.
Now with over 27,000 miles.
Tank repainted to repair scrape. New hand painted logo to commemorate year of build 1996.
As the bike looks today June, 2020.
As the bike looks today June, 2020.
As the bike looks today June, 2020.
Now with over 27,000 miles.
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1971 Norton Commando LR  Fastback Special
Brand new Thruxton as delivered from the dealer with 6 miles on the odometer.
Some of the aluminum parts ready for the chromer.
Template for custom rectifier heat-sink and turn signal bracket.
Custom aluminum fabricated rectifier heat-sink and turn signal bracket.
Custom aluminum fabricated rectifier heat-sink and turn signal bracket.
Custom fabricated aluminum  rectifier heat-sink and turn signal bracket after chrome plating.
Custom designed lettering logo and hand painted.
Custom turn signals.
Show chrome galore.
Finished.
This is the finished bike.
1958 Norton Dominator Cafe
Hand painted lettering and pinstriping.
1972 Triumph Bonneville Special
As delivered, ready for disassemble.
1974 Norton Commando
2010 Triumph Thruxton Special
Hand painted logo and pinstriping.
Hand painted lettering and pinstriping.
Custom fabricated fined rocker covers.
1975 Norton Commando Electric Start Special
1967 Triumph Bonneville
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These pages represents some of the restorations I have completed on Norton and Triumph vertical twins. My process involves 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 re-plated 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. Every wear item has been replaced as new. Detailed care and craftsmanship have gone into each and every component.

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a walk-in business. 
I do not have a store front and I do not sell parts or do repairs. 

Please don't use these images on web sites, blogs, or other media without my explicit permission.
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Motor coming out.
Carbs being rebuilt.
Brakes being rebuilt.
Bits ready for plating.
Bits back from plater.
All repainted.
Triple tree striped and polished.
Frame coming together.
Gauges all rebuilt.
Engine covers polished and back on. All new polished stainless steel Allan bolts and zinc plated hardware.
Engine covers polished and back on. All new polished stainless steel Allan bolts and zinc plated hardware.
Painted parts on for final fitting.
Painted parts on for final fitting.
Painted parts on for final fitting.
Painted parts on for final fitting.
Now just waiting on mufflers from chromer.
Re-chromed mufflers arrived and installed, ready to start.
Finished product. Ready to go home.
Finished product. Ready to go home.
Finished product. Ready to go home.
Finished product. Ready to go home.
1977 Ducati 900 SS
Six of my Norton restorations & their owners at the 2018 INOA Rally.
Left to right George Kraus—'71 Commando Fastback LR Special; Brock—'68 Commando Fastback; Greg,—71 Commando Roadster; Luby—'75 Commando Roadster Electric Start Special; & Sam—'68 Norton Atlas & '58 Dominator Cafe'.

—SEE VIDEO HERE—
How I brought Giulietta home.
Repairs to front frame.
Repairs to front frame.
Sill repair.
Repairs to front frame.
Block sanded and ready to paint.
Home from the painter.
Everything getting rebuilt.
Everything getting rebuilt.
Carburetors before rebuilding.
Carburetors rebuilt.
Engine ready to install.
Original tool kit restored.
A little test drive with my friend Bill.
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
1966 Ducati 250 Diana Mark 3 Speciale
As delivered
Motor out of the frame.
Ready for polish.
Back from polisher.
N.O.S. parts inventory.
Ready to finish motor restoration and install.