Trobberstyle – 77 xs650

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.

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.

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.

I call it trobberstyle.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Kellan Musseau


  1. Jangus says:

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

  2. davethewrench says:

    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 says:

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

  4. Jon says:

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

  5. pickles says:

    Sweet lil ride. Diggin it.

  6. Tbone says:

    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 says:

    Looks comfy…..

  8. mookie says:

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

  9. Russ Archer says:

    what is that on the clutch cover?

  10. davethewrench says:

    MMMMmmm west coast scallops

  11. Kellan says:


    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 says:

    Why Trobberstyle?

  13. Kellan says:

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

  14. shellhead says:

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

  15. skots says:

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

  16. Kellan says:

    sweet skots! Where abouts you see me?

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

  17. skots says:

    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.