LOL... Yea they can be a little tough, and you may need to "slide-hammer" them out. Sounds more painful than it really is. If you don't have a slide hammer, you can use a small metal hook or a spring puller tool. Give it a good pull and they should break free....
As for the CF parts, here's a break down of what they cost me so far...
Front fender $200
Rear Hugger $170
Exhaust Guard (large) $125
Exhaust Guard (small) $60 "on order, not yet on my bike"
Key / Tank Guard $120
Sprocket Cover $100
Under Tank Kit $480
Air Intake Covers $280 "on order, not yet on my bike"
Swingarm Cover $220 "on order, not yet on my bike"
If you want to know where I got everything, drop me a PM...