I thought I would post up some info regarding the heat shields on the late '08 and '09 sportster models. I recently posted a topic about having a problem with my rear cylinder heat shield and it not fitting properly (getting a slight 1/4" gap where heat shield "rolls" into slip on) I also read where some SE slip on's where having this problem. I removed my slips ons and basically did a "reinstall" to make sure I had it all right with the same results. Today I called up RUSH, and briefly explained to him the problem, he was very nice and said this is a known issue with late '08 and any '09 sportster models using the new heat shield. There is a slight variation in the heat shield design which causes the heat shield to not mate up properly. Its not a huge issue, just kind of annoying. All my friends never saw it, but I know its there LOL :newsmile058: At any rate, I just thought I would let anyone know who is having this problem where the problem actually is. RUSH says it can be fixed by putting on a '07 heat shield, but to me its not worth the extra money.