Transform Your Motorcycle in 5 Mods
Bored of your old motorbike? These 5 motorcycle mods will make it feel like a whole new machine. Maximum impact, minimum mechanic skills. Let's get started!

Saddlemen Step Up Seat:
Biltwell Handlebars:
Memphis Shades Fairing:
Arlen Ness Pegs and Grips:
Kuryakyn BL2000 Bar End Indicators:
Maxima SC1 Silicone Detail Spray:

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  • Ariel Glass
    Ariel Glass

    He made that bike look so much better with simple mods!

  • Bill H
    Bill H

    Spoken like a true millennial! Nicely done. Lol

  • SeFlyingFaultier

    What type is it exactly? Have been trying to find it online, but never seemed to find exactly one like that. A Wide Glide?

  • ahmed hindi
    ahmed hindi

    Am I the only one who thinks it was better before ???

  • nate dean
    nate dean

    Cough club style.

  • Robin

    Am i the only one who likes stock?..

  • Dick Whistles
    Dick Whistles

    You can’t polish a turd Ryan.

  • LucaChillMusic

    dont like the tall bars. rest looks very good.

  • Nate

    Don’t forget your pipes and your tuner 🤙

  • Mohamed Mahfouz
    Mohamed Mahfouz

    I love that sticker

  • aaahawk767

    We need More F9 in life!..😎

  • Mister Sniffer
    Mister Sniffer

    How to make your bike into a latte sipping cruiser, complete with soy milk!!

  • Wyatt Brewer
    Wyatt Brewer

    I literally just bought a 99 super glide just like this bike 😂

  • Big D
    Big D

    What is everyone’s opinion on lowering springs ? I feel like I would like the bike lower. I come from a low rider background. If anyone has advice please comment. Before I buy them lol

  • Giordano Fongaro
    Giordano Fongaro

    0:33 amogus windshield 😳

  • T Hurney
    T Hurney

    I still like the roundish look of older motorcycles. Many of the newer models are too "rakish" and full of sharp angles. Some of the new bikes simply look like the designer was addicted to old 50's giant bug movies! The Harley mods were not only needed, but definitely improved the look and functionality of the motorcycle. Counter culture be damned! Good video Ryan!

  • Ray digitalfootprint
    Ray digitalfootprint

    Need more Harley content

  • George Erhard
    George Erhard

    And here I'd be replacing the tank with one with knee scallops, red with gold pinstriping and the same H-D logos, and more of that brown pillowtop as knee pads. The bars are nifty, but would have gone more clubman style. Also, I'd have rearset those pegs as long as they're being swapped out. As for flipping the mirrors... wonder how those little bar end ones from your "(possibly) illegal mods" show would work?

  • J Bread
    J Bread

    3:10 Custom Motorcycles look better than stock because they lack pesky 'legal things'. He is referring to the turn signals. 😄 haha

  • Nich Steele
    Nich Steele

    If Harley sold the 883 for 7k new, they would win some young buyers. But when even your bike is listed for 14k on craigslist it only worsens the image of Harley and it's riders.

  • Pooky's Dad
    Pooky's Dad

    With the new positioning of your mirrors, your knees will have a clearer view of what's behind you.

  • Pooky's Dad
    Pooky's Dad

    You are a very funny young man. I love the line about "dying your bush black", but most (American) women under 35 or so don't HAVE a carpet, just linoleum. Probably half the men too, I'm told 🙄. You wacky hipsters.

  • J A
    J A

    Absolutely love what you did with this!

  • Justin James
    Justin James

    "Patches money can't buy."

  • Rowsdower

    What was that tool used to get the sticker off?

  • DetroitSurvivor

    Had a Saddlemen, hated it. That gell padding held in heat that was unbearable after 45 min on a hot day.

  • x_Mau

    Good luck with the diamond-dance... or death-wobble... but I didn't intend to scare you.

  • Neil Sharwood
    Neil Sharwood

    You made a Harley less ugly. Still a Harley.

  • Marc Gatto
    Marc Gatto


  • Samuel Vacca
    Samuel Vacca

    Hi Fortnine, love your Channel but OMG, you can’t show to millions of people that you mount grips with WD40!!! It’s criminal!!!

  • Kevin Swan
    Kevin Swan

    ruined it

  • Ben A
    Ben A

    Shit Ryan, your videos are just the best. So enjoying to watch. Better than anything on youtube/netflix. Can watch your videos all day man!

  • sparty94

    the original seat looks better.

  • Bikebilder bear
    Bikebilder bear

    I think you did a great job. My process was similar.. Looks like we both got 1990 95 Dyna's. nothing wrong with crash bars K-bars or frame sliders. I'm a wannabe wheelie guy . Extra protection is key if things go wrong. P.S Get rid of the spoke rims and get some mags. Those rims will get loose they create wobble they're never completely true. they also flex in turns And do all kinds of wonky stuff when you hit potholes.

  • Timothy Caudill II
    Timothy Caudill II

    Link to the bar ends?

  • The experienced YT sailor
    The experienced YT sailor

    What harley model/year is that HD?

  • Anthony Leone
    Anthony Leone

    He writes great dialogue, his sense of humor is spot on and the range of his references astounds. I would listen to his vids even if I wasn't into bikes.

  • Mike Ziviello
    Mike Ziviello

    aaaaaand skulls-

  • Steve Lawrie
    Steve Lawrie

    :) I'm getting older now. I'm still riding a a sport motorcycle, mainly because health made a quick change in career. Like no career! But, I was once toying with buying a Harley. The sales man almost cured me of the notion on the first ride. A Harley 72 sportster. Probably the most uncomfortable thing I have ever ridden and looked gaudy. I then tried a Roadster, looks great, handles ok, nice power, for what it is but the foot pegs, for me, were right where I want to put my feet when I stop. Then I took a Road King M8 for a ride. Stock, looks fantastic, rides beautifully for the whale it is, suspension is a bit too spongy if you break too hard but a great bike. Now, they've stopped making them and all the second hand ones have been messed with.

  • Devansh Trivedi
    Devansh Trivedi

    Outro song?

  • christian galvan
    christian galvan

    Might be a boomer but I just don’t like modern on classic I would prefer the original HD look no need for extra mods

  • Orion Karl Daley
    Orion Karl Daley

    Nice Bike: unrelated. can you recommend a good paint source. I restored my Honda CB 1979 750K , the Anniversary edition , which in fact I got back in 79. Due to storage, there are some scratches and chipped paint on the tank I would like to recover. Its a two tone ( burgundy metal Flake, and Cherry Metal Flake ) - Thanks -

  • Roy Cspary
    Roy Cspary

    dear Ryan, congratulations. you are getting better as an entertainer worried about some biker wanting to kill you? point out they insist on the right to customize and it is un- American to preach discrimination if you want some cred with bikers google B17 Hells angels yes the fought and many died for our freedom. motorcycles helped rthe horrific PTSD the survivors came back with keep up the good work

  • zerouzer

    What was used to remove the 'give you problems' sticker at 1:47?

  • TéCé

    Would take a hell of a Godmother to change that in a YPVS 350 ?

  • Kyle Brown
    Kyle Brown

    That faring looked like Iron Man's chest shield while being painted!

  • Xel N'Jare
    Xel N'Jare

    Ryan is the hero we don't deserve. I can't be any more thankful that I came across the FortNine channel when I got back in the saddle. One of the best vids to date!

  • Swapsrox

    the irony of a 2nd amendment sticker in canada is funny. Wouldn't some freedom be nice right about now?

  • Eric Walsh
    Eric Walsh

    Love that seat but that brown color does not work with the red…😬

  • JE V
    JE V

    That intro had me rolling 😭🤣🤣🤣

  • Mrcool179

    Has anyone tried cheapo bar end indictors? $150 for each side of those Kuryakyns are a little hard to swallow LOL

  • New Guy
    New Guy

    Not a big fan of the under-bar mirrors

  • New Guy
    New Guy

    The sissy bar (crash bar / engine guard) is the only thing I didn't remove off my bike. It has highway pegs on it. Actually came in hand when my right foot peg sheered the two bolts holding it in place. I looked like a goof but got home.

  • Corey Frazier
    Corey Frazier

    After watching this video I can only guess you guys up north die your bush ?

  • Mark McMinn
    Mark McMinn

    F9, great job! but the mirrors look a lot less functional and you need good mirrors on a bike. As always, form follows function in good design.

  • Eugene Mentz
    Eugene Mentz

    WOW. Tastefull upgrade, that does a worlds difference. Now I want a Harley.

  • Joshmathis2

    Personally, I hate em both. Great video with lots of info. I love it! Ride on!

  • Jim Hill
    Jim Hill

    I removed my crash bars a few weeks ago on my 2004 FXSTD, correcting that mistake before seeing this. Removed my seat back rest. Simplify the ride, it looks better.

  • Arne Haidle
    Arne Haidle

    Cool Video. Do you use SC1 also on engine and exhaust?

  • micheal49

    South Park hit the nail on the head and drove it home clean in a single stroke.

  • wername

    I love this channel even I don't have a nice motorcycle.. sounds sad 😔 but it's okay I just enjoy riding... Keep safe and ride safe always ☺️

  • Flechette

    My only disagreement is that I like buckhorn handlebars. I can sit up straighter with them. I guess I have short arms...:) I also LOVE the last line. I am certain most people didn't get it.

  • Jeremie Vigliaturo
    Jeremie Vigliaturo

    Wow you really made that bike look unique with those simple transformations. Yes sure someone may say "you ruined it" but its your bike with your style. and they can ruin there bike anyway they want to also! Good job Ryan!

    • IggyNub

      I doubt anyone worth listening to would say that XD

  • Grand Master
    Grand Master

    tighter like tokyo apartment. Comedy Gold

  • anon ymous
    anon ymous

    Harley, are you listening? If you don't recruit this guy and put him in charge of brand development, you're stupid.

  • Astar Hernandez
    Astar Hernandez

    "But like México, i'd Rather not pay for it" That's it. That Phrase just made my decade.

  • Hiezer Castillo
    Hiezer Castillo

    Does anyone know where he got that attachment for the drill to remove the sticker

  • Ben K
    Ben K

    Thats the bike I want, they tend to have more flames too

  • Nathan Johansen
    Nathan Johansen

    That ending was dope. 7:07

  • vwr32jeep

    Wtf is up with the skulls and the cruiser crowd?

  • S T
    S T

    This mod looks a little similar to Jax Teller's Dyna

  • Siddakid

    As an American who loves all bikes foreign and domestic, I have to say two things. A) Holy crap thank you. As an American it makes me happy to see that people are still finding ways to enjoy our bikes even if the way we make them is so stuck in the past and unyielding to change. You did this bike a service and I hope you enjoy it for many years to come. B) Harley is beginning to disappoint me. With Motus and Arch being elite brands and Indian only really making ground across the board, it saddens me to see the bulk of the American motorcycle industry dying because boomers won’t admit that neither they nor their tastes are no longer cool. Yet they continue to pander to themselves, the generation that’s beginning to fade, and there’s no greater evidence to this than the fact that their leading model is a trike so older people can still ride like it’s 1980. I just hope it’s not the death of our relevance as motorcycle makers.

  • 650 Max
    650 Max

    Peeling the stickers off the tank and writing Massey Ferguson on it wouldn't cost much.

  • S K
    S K

    This bike is for sale right now on craigslist.

  • Gonzalo Garrido
    Gonzalo Garrido

    It's perfect. Beautiful Dyna. Good job!!!!

  • John Rucchetti
    John Rucchetti


  • Zed Cecelja
    Zed Cecelja

    Or you could spend the cash on better suspension ie shocks, progressive springs, heavier fork oil and fork clamp. Set your sag and Bobs your aunties live in lover ...... a better handling and safer HD. Great vid' either way.

  • Revecho Rides
    Revecho Rides

    This man’s videos are brilliant - Never ceases to disappoint. This guy can make you love a Harley in one video and hate it in the next. And I own one 🤣

  • Richard MacDaniel
    Richard MacDaniel

    I’m pretty sure that you can remove that visor on the headlight


    Add deceptacon sticker. Got it

  • S K
    S K

    The 6th essential mod: 2-into-1 Exhaust.

  • Chad Gibson
    Chad Gibson

    Sorry, Ryan those bars are horrific.

  • DarthBop

    I like the way that looks. Cool bike.


    You’re the donut media of bikes

  • Oscar Martinez
    Oscar Martinez

    Second video of yours I’ve seen, I’m convinced you’re the Jeremy Clarkson of the moto world.. please review cars!!! Need someone with good taste and even better metaphors

  • StonedOli

    Fuck Saddlemen: 19 months to replace a saddlebag yoke for a $300 pair of saddlebags that broke 1 month after installation. That's some shitty CS there.

  • Stories in Light and Song
    Stories in Light and Song

    Oh no, so you sold the vstrom.

  • mastodonttix

    Why leave the rear blinkers

  • Xander James
    Xander James

    not ruined but it looks more honda than harley

  • Anduril

    That removal of the bumper sticker was so satisfying to watch.

  • Tom

    I like it better the way it was. I mean lose the windshield and do something with the blinker lights. Other than that it looked fine to me. Also that statement at 1:21 seems pretty ironic to me..

  • stew stew
    stew stew

    Yep now your bike looks like another jack teller dyna bro bike.

  • Dont talk to me
    Dont talk to me

    I dont know what was more cringe.... the sticker or your reaction to it.

  • electroAU

    What bike is it?

  • Tylertheaggressor

    This has blues-clues vibes

  • InvictvsNox

    God I love how good these vids are. I said it a long time ago and I'll say it again--critically undersubscribed channel. Even now. Gratz on the 1mil, you guys!

  • Motor Head 963
    Motor Head 963

    Good job and total transformation with those few things 👌👌

  • Abhishek Soni
    Abhishek Soni

    This one is one of your videos that cant be called absolutely brilliant. I mean, I completely respect your taste and also know you respect other people having different taste too, but.. You kinda ruined the bike 😬

  • Abhishek Soni
    Abhishek Soni

    You're American but your humour is distinctly British.

  • Westcoast Rider
    Westcoast Rider

    Love my 2009 dyna, had it 3 years now. I'm an ex Rice rocket rider since 2000.