Hoodwink Hotrods’ pair of Six Fiddies


Mudguard (fenders if you’re not from the uk)

Nick- After building/customising a couple of bobbers for a friend I got the bug and have made/customised two for my mate and I.  The white one is Spike’s and we found it on eBay in Birmingham. So, I collected it and brought it back to Cambridge and it wasn’t too bad.  We’ve done a bit of re-styling – made the forward controls, turned up and knurled the pegs and used a 21″ dirt bike front wheel.

I made the side panels and number plate bracket, spent a while with the grinder and the welder and made the high-level shot gun pipes. The seat pan is from Fenland Choppers and was padded and covered by HideOut Leather. I got a mate to re-wire the bike and with a bit of spit and polish we think it looks pretty good!

The other one (with the un-painted tank) is mine and was born out of a Fenland Chopper frame.  I used KTM hubs laced to 18″ and 21″ rims, Harley Forks and yolks with Yamaha YZ master cylindar and caliper.

The Motor is an 840cc Halco big bore with Mikuni carbs and home-made high level pipes (there are no baffles in either bike).


Made the mid-controls, mud guard brackets and number plate holder and, after lots of swearing at it, finished it in 6 weeks for a local show.


Both bikes were really well received which was great!  Hope you like them…!!!  There’s more to come.

Started building some bikes over the winter and the white one is now finished with the other one nearly there!


The white one’s Spike’s. The frame was made by ‘Dave the Frame’.  I added the other bits and pieces – mainly made at home.  The worst bit was the 5 week wait for someone to do the paint on the tank.  Well worth doing everything in house if you can!
The unpainted one will be mine and the frame was made by Fenland Choppers – a great little shop in the middle of the fens!  Thanks Joe!


Leaving the tank unpainted along with the rear mudguard (fenders if you’re not from the uk).


Have struggled with the seats and haven’t quite got them right… yet!

Nick Gumbrell


  1. Guy says:


  2. fanoboss says:

    840…WOW, U GOT MY VOTE !

  3. fanoboss says:

    I WANT AN 840 !!!

  4. Ewan says:

    the unpainted one is pretty much perfect!

  5. Piute says:

    “Twins” how cute,(Great Job)hows mom…Piute

  6. Jorge says:

    Yes, they are so cool. I want the white one.

  7. Fabbastard says:

    Damn sporty pair those are !!!

  8. Ted says:

    @ Ewan – “the unpainted one is pretty much perfect!” Yep – I really like that one too. The wheels and rims really given it a nimble look –

  9. Nick says:

    Cheers for the comments, all done now…! Keep building, shut up and get on with it!!

  10. Andy says:

    I think people will agree that we must have some more pictures of the unpainted one?

  11. spike says:

    what Nick neglects to tell you is he was re buiding a s.r. 500 flat tracker/bar hopper,sorting out loadsa probs on another 650 xs chop(which was supposed to be o “professional” build… PAH!! ) Doing mine, doing his, and oh yeah lets throw a 5 week old baby (lovely Beau :)) into the mix… the man is a legend, and the unpainted is sooooooo beautiful in the flesh(and sounds the bollocks too). If you need work doing he is the man to call…… And thank you Nick.

  12. fanoboss says:

    Nick is THE MAN indeed. : )>

  13. Nick says:

    thanks but is there any other reason why the oil will not stay in the engine apart from the crank case gaskit being split. Have changed the clutch push rod oil seal twice and made a new breather seams to be alot of pressure in the gear box it might look nice and be taxed and mot ,can`t ride it

  14. NIXS says:


  15. fanoboss says:

    I can see ELVIS sitting on the un-painted one.

  16. Davey says:

    Great bikes I love both of them! Where did you get those rear mudgards? they look awesome.

  17. Nick says:

    elvis eh that would have been cool.The white one has a tt 600 front wheel with an xs 650 caliper the un:painted one a mix of ktm hubs laced to 21″ and 18″ rims a ktm 640 lc4 rear caliper and carrier the front is yzf 450 caliper and master /leaver mx bikes are great good powerful brakes but small too.I think some upside down forks a load more rake and red oxide paint next time . Oh the gaurds one is a zodiac the other an ally copy of a brit bike cheers

  18. fanoboss says:

    TT bikes are awesome bikes. I had sold my TTR 250 the day before I got my bobber…

  19. norm younger says:

    love the bikes. they have a really nice classic look to them.

  20. rayfin says:

    Both bikes fantastic !