Originally Posted by Daijoubo-yo
I believe there are five bolts on the stock shield and two more around the downpipe area. Did you loosen those two? You should be able to wiggle it around if so.
Yeah I loosened them but by that point I was too afraid to take them all the way out for fear I wouldn't be able to line them back up again : ). The shield was moving but still not enough to coax that last bolt in. I may go the route where I take it all the way off and increase the size of some of the holes a bit.