GEORGE E. KRAUS RESTORATIONS
Portland • Oregon
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Custom Tank provided by the customer required much bodywork.
Custom made handrails.
Gearbox rear-sets
​1967 Triumph TR6R
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
This was my Triumph TR-6R and was my first motorcycle restoration. These photos are after over 10,000 miles.
1968 Norton Atlas
Hand painted by Mitch Kim.
As delivered. This is the earliest registered Commando known.
Hand painted logo and pinstriping.
Custom designed tank badges, CNC in billet aluminum.
Custom designed tank badges, CNC in billet aluminum.
1968 Norton Commando Fastback
This is my Norton Commando LR Fastback Special that I restored in 1996. Currently it has over 27,000 miles.
This is my Norton Commando LR Fastback Special that I restored in 1996. Currently it has over 27,000 miles.
This is my Norton Commando LR Fastback Special that I restored in 1996. Currently it has over 27,000 miles.
This is my Norton Commando LR Fastback Special that I restored in 1996. Currently it has over 27,000 miles.
Hand painted logo and pinstriping.
My Commando when freshly restored, about 1997 or 1998. Studio photo.
My Commando when freshly restored, about 1997 or 1998. Studio photo.
My Commando when freshly restored, about 1997 or 1998. Studio photo.
Now with over 27,000 miles.
New hand painted logo, designed by George Kraus, to commemorate the 1996 restoration.
As the bike looks today September, 2021.
As the bike looks today September, 2021.
As the bike looks today September, 2021.
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.
Zinc plated bits.
Chrome plating.
Ready for the show and road.
1974 Norton Commando
2010 Triumph Thruxton 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.

1975 Norton Commando Electric Start Special
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a walk-in business,
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.
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'. Photo Mike Tyler.
1977 Ducati 900 SS
How I brought Giulietta home.
Repairs to front frame.
Repairs to front frame.
Sill repair. Found very little rust. Cleaned and rust preserved.
Repairs finished to front frame rail.
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.
101.9 point concourse correct Veloce specs.
Seat pans ready for repair, powder-coating, and reupholster.
Original color combination with co-co mats.
Original tool kit restored.
A little test drive with my friend Bill.
Giulietta at home.
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
As delivered
One mile on the clock.
Motor out of the frame ready for disassembly.
Motor cases cleaned and new bearings installed.
New rod and piston.
Head reassembled and ready to install.
Ready for cleaning and polish.
Chrome and polish back from chromer.
Chrome and polish back from chromer.
N.O.S. parts inventory.
New zinc plating and new motor/gearbox parts.
Before!
Original rear shocks restored to as new.
Aftermarket Sports Motorcycle shift mechanism.
Fitting the tank.
Original tool box before restoring.
Tool box restored.
Ready to finish motor restoration and install.
Custom decal designed by George Kraus to commemorate the restoration.
Ready for the show and road.
1966 Ducati 250 Diana Mark 3 Speciale
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1958 Norton Dominator Cafe'
1966 Ducati 250 Diana MK3
1967 Triumph TR6R
1967 Triumph Bonneville
1968 Norton Atlas 
1968 Norton Commando Fastback
1971 Norton Commando LR Fastback Special
1972 Triumph Bonneville Special
1974 Norton Commando
1975 Norton Commando MK3
1977 Ducati 900SS
2010 Triumph Thruxton Special
1960 Alfa Romeo 
Giulietta Spider Veloce
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I am not accepting any projects at this time. Thank you.