Trobberstyle – 77 xs650

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Kellan  – I found this bike in a guys shop stuffed in the corner, neglected, rusty, crusty, and begging to be ridden.

I payed way to much for it, but I was happy.
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This was my first bike project, and I’m completely hooked. I did all the work myself, from the seat, wheels, paint, and engine, in my spare bedroom of my house, in Victoria, BC.

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The bike is rocking a iron head sporty headlight, honda front end, home made side covers and seat, no gauges/speedo/idiot lights, minimal wiring with an upgraded later model electronic ignition, kick only, and a small little battery. I did some motor polishing, straight piped/heat wrapped exhaust, re bored .050 over, and running some ngk plugs/kn filters. Shes loud, quick, and obnoxious, just the way a chopped up jap bike should be.

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I call it trobberstyle.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Kellan Musseau

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17 Responses to Trobberstyle – 77 xs650

  1. Jangus April 7, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Nice work. I’m from van and have two of these on the go as well. Really like what you’ve done.

  2. davethewrench April 7, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    WOW COOL !!! I’m in Victoria TOO !!!!
    I am riding one of my Harley’s right now but if you do a search on this site for
    “Alive and on the Road”
    You will find my XS Chopper
    Stopped riding it about a month ago:(
    Riding one of my Harley’s and am really missing the XS
    We should Hook Up Sometime !!!
    Great JOB on your Bike….I Love the speed holes in the rear drum:):):)
    Sweet Ride Man !

  3. Jacob April 7, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Do you happen to have a video of it running? Id love to hear how those pipes sound.

  4. Jon April 7, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Nice job! Very clean. What kind of tires are those?

  5. pickles April 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Sweet lil ride. Diggin it.

  6. Tbone April 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Love it. Congrats man. Makes me want to sell my new triumph and restore an old vintage bike like a cb750 or an xs650. Maybe instead I’ll just save for a second bike. This is one of my favorite “home” builds I’ve ever seen. Love the scallops on the tank! Keep it up and ride it proud!

  7. tadd442 April 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Looks comfy…..

  8. mookie April 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    man that would look awesome with a set of superbike bars.

  9. Russ Archer April 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    what is that on the clutch cover?

  10. davethewrench April 8, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    MMMMmmm west coast scallops

  11. Kellan April 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm #


    Some tracker bars are going to be popped on real soon, shes to fast for the apes!

    Jon: Tires are bridgestone trailwing 42/39s.. 120/18 and 100/19

    Jacob: Ill get a vid of it runnin real soon, but for now, enjoy this. A vid a friend of mine made for a film class.

  12. Shellhead April 10, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Why Trobberstyle?

  13. Kellan April 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Trobberstyle..Tracker, bobber, brat style..haha

  14. shellhead April 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    My last name is traub and I have been called trauber my whole life. He he he.

  15. skots April 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    seen you ripping this weekend. looks fun. just started my build. victoria represent!!!

  16. Kellan April 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    sweet skots! Where abouts you see me?

    Whats the plan for your build? Im just now finishing a bratty cb650 cafe racer

  17. skots May 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    i too am building a brat style chopper. just starting to put it back together. pics should be posted very soon. have you seen dave the wrench ‘s bike. he is from vic as well.