George E Kraus Vintage British and italian Motorcycle Restorations, Portland, Oregon
Welcome to my website.

Welcome. These pages represent some examples of restorations I have completed since 1990. Projects include Norton and Triumph vertical twins, a Ducati 900SS, a Ducati 250 Mark 3 Diana Speciale, and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce. These vehicles have undergone complete frame-off nut and bolt restorations — stripping all components to the bare basics. All frame pieces are powder coated/painted; aluminum components are professionally polished to a chrome-like finish; and fasteners are re-plated in either cadmium, zinc, or show-chrome. Fenders, tanks, and side covers have been professionally painted with quality automotive paints, color-sanded and polished to perfection. Pinstriping or custom lettering and logo work,  was designed by me and professionally hand-painted by Mitch Kim Pinstriping. Every 'wear' item was replaced to as-new.

Detailed care and craftsmanship have gone into each and every component.

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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.
© 2021 George E. Kraus. All Rights Reserved.
I am not accepting any projects at this time. Thank you.
GEORGE E. KRAUS RESTORATIONS
Portland • Oregon

Introduction
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.
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Introduction•  Portfiolo•  Recognition•  Contact/Links

Introduction•  Portfiolo•  Recognition•  Contact/Links


On this website are examples of restorations I have completed since 1990 on BSA, Norton and Triumph vertical twins, a Ducati 900SS, a Ducati 250 Mark 3 Diana Speciale, and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce. These vehicles have undergone a complete frame off nut and bolt restoration — stripping all components to the bare basics. All frame pieces are powder coated/painted; aluminum components are professionally polished to a chrome-like finish; and fasteners are re-plated in either cadmium, zinc, or show-chrome. Fenders, tanks, and side covers have been professionally painted with quality automotive paints, color-sanded and polished to perfection. Pinstriping or custom lettering/logo work was professionally hand-done by Mitch Kim Pinstriping. Every 'wear' item was replaced to as-new.

Detailed care and craftsmanship have gone into each and every component.​















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My 1971 Commando Fastback LR Special restored in 1996, 27,000 miles ago and still winning "Best of Show" at three (3) National INOA Rally's.
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My 1966 Ducati 250 single Mark 3 Diana Speciale, restored in 2021. Photo Mike Tyler.
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My 1966 Ducati 250 single Mark 3 Diana Speciale, restored in 2021.
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