I'm looking for a set of pannier/side racks for 05-08 ZZR, can't seem to find anything currently in stock or being produced. Has any found a replacement product ?. Cheers
I have a different motorcycle, but I've been relatively happy with my Dowco Sport Bike Saddlebags. They just velcro together under the passenger seat and fit relatively well. There's some extra straps to make it more firm. If you go to the dowco site, there's a similar set right now for a pittance. It's like $35 plus shipping. Which is pretty ridiculous for the quality.
Most universal fit packs should work, provided they're designed for sport bikes. The other ones may work, but the sport bike ones should fit. Recently, I took a trip to Eastern Washington with mine and they didn't get melted and didn't encroach on me enough to be uncomfortable. And they certainly didn't fall off. :-P
The only thing about them is that you probably want to fashion something to keep them separated, but a couple dollars worth of rigid piping and rope should do the trick. Mine hangs about an inch or two above the exhaust, but that may vary a bit as I'm not sure how my Ninja 250 dimensions compare with yours.