OEM is only like $60, and if you really need to lose those couple ounces of weight to get the kind of ride you want... you are on the wrong bike.
I understand what you're saying. Here's the thing. My 9er has a matte black paint job, that I have no clue how to instruct a different paint guy to recreate. 2nd, it costs more money, with the OEM fairing PLUS paint, than it would cost to simply buy a CF version. Also, I already have a few CF goodies on the 9er, so I'd like to continue the trend. It's not about the weight savings. I just like carbon fiber. =]
So, does anyone have an idea where to look, for a fender? Any help would be appreciated!