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Maxair Predator Pro Kit : Yamaha V Star 1100- ( Includes Euro: Drag Star) All Years - All  models

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    SKU: MK-YVS1-P Maxair Predator Pro Kit : Yamaha V Star 1100- ( Includes Euro: Drag Star) All Years - All models

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    Complete Kit Includes:

    • All the Pilot & Main Jets you will need*  (*major engine mods will need optional Predator Pro Bump Kit)
    • Maxair Predator Slide Needles
    • Aluminum Milled Filter Adapters
    • PCV hook-up w/ PCV valve
    • 2- Air Filters
    • Replacement socket head Float Bowl Screws
    • Drill Bit & Screw for Pulling Pilot Mixture Screw Cap
    • Compltete Full Color Instructions
    • Tech support (We are available to call back you most evenings & weekends too!)
    • Maxair Sticker

    "BOLT-ON POWER- Maxair ... Delivers"- RoadBike Magazine

    This kit is custom made for your Yamaha V Star 1100 (also known as the Drag Star 1100 overseas)  to eliminate its restrictive stock air-box and allow increased air flow to the carburetors. The Maxair Kit for the V Star 1100 Yamaha will improve your entire power-band with up to a 20% increase in torque and horsepower (or more). Easy installation and our Award Winning Technical Support, guarantee that your Beast will be Unleashed in mere days!

    • Turn Key install (complete kit with full color detailed instructions)
    • Best tech support in the industry
    • Cross-Over Max-Tube (balances filters - increased volumetric efficiency)
    • Positive Crankcase Venting (pulls moisture & gasses: cleaner oil- creates negative pressure under pistons for more power)
    • Anti Reversion Milled Aluminum Adapters - (reduces reversion -increased volumetric efficiency)
    • High Flow K&N Lifetime Filters (same filters used by a major racer on a Road Star Warrior 1700cc)
    • Up to 20% (or more) increase in power over stock (with aftermarket exhaust)

    Filter Crossover Max-Tube (picture below) link the two  filters balances them and increase flow and volumetric efficiency. This gives you the benefits of individual filters with the balancing effect of stock system !!

    Our unique Positive Crankcase Ventilation feature "pulls" harmful moisture and gases out of crankcase and burns them in the combustion chamber. This results in cleaner oil and longer engine life with no harm to the carburetors. This is also the cleanest running system for your bike as well as for the environment....This system also eliminates the smell of these gasses while riding.

    Also includes our custom machined, high velocity, anti-reversion filter adapters. It is our opinion that these adapters help to reduce the effects of reversion and increase air velocity.

    Includes all the jets and everything you need. You can leave your stock round air box in place for looks.


     Installed kit side view (pictured below) - our filters are well protected nestled up under the gas tank.. They are not seen when the tank is installed. 

    Maxair Engineering has been recognized as an industry expert on the Yamaha V Star 1100 - Our products (including the Predator Pro) are sold and installed by Yamaha dealerships around the country!

    Products we highly recommend to go with the Predator

    • The Predator Maxmix Thumb-Screws- This makes adjusting the hard to reach the idle mixture screws a breeze.
    • Max-CSR kit  - If your bike is 2006 and newer (California 2004 or newer) we highly recommend this addition for best performance.

    Now with greater jetting range! This is the next generation with our new adjustable needles. Our needles allow for tighter jetting tolerances. We saw improved throttle response and a 4 HP increase over the standard kit !!!

    Our Predator Pro jet kit now comes with an expanded jetting range. If you have modified your engine you can purchase an even more extended range here . Unless you have modified your engine you will not need this extra range. 


    • What is the Maxair Predator Pro and why should I purchase it for my V Star 1100: The Predator Pro is a filter system that eliminates the stock restrictive air chamber and snorkel under the tank, allowing for maximum airflow and power gains. This kit has become well known among V Star 1100 aficionados, as the must have for the best power, while retaining real world drivability. 

    • Is the Predator kit is both an air filter system and a re-jetting system? Yes it is a complete system, with everything you need (minus tools) for install and tuning. Also included, are full color instructions and access to our phone technical support where we will "hold your" hand through the install process.
    • I have heard about "POD kits". Is this a POD kit?  No our system is not a "POD kit". POD kits are put together "ad hock" using the stock needles and no Cross-Over tube. The Predator Pro kit is a proven system that has been Dyno and road tested to make sure all the components work together to achieve optimum performance. Don't be fooled by  imitations!!

      The heart of our system are the Predator Pro Needles, our Anti-Reversion Adapters, Cross-Over Max-Tube and our Positive Crankcase Vent System. The Predator Pro needle was specifically designed for the Predator system allowing for best performance, drivability and gas mileage. The stock needle was designed for a stock bike to satisfy EPA NOT for best performance when you eliminate the stock are system. 

      Our anti reversion adapters increase air velocity and reduce reversion thereby increasing volumetric efficiency and power. There is simply no comparison to POD kits that use the stock needles and misc. parts.

      Our kit has also been made turn-key and we provide proper technical support. Our filters and adapters are designed to give the right flow and decrease reversion to provide the best performance.

    • How much of a power increase can I expect with the Predator Pro?  Please see the side by side Dyno charts on our website done by RoadBike Magazine. With a good aftermarket exhaust you should see a 20% increase over stock and often times better depending on the exhaust used.
    • I have a Maxair Predator purchased before 2006, is the Predator Pro a new version?  Yes it is. The Predator Pro is the latest evolution of our legendary Predator kit providing even better power and throttle response.
    • How is the Predator Pro different:  The major difference is our new proprietary Predator Pro needle. The old style Predator used the stock needles which were designed to be used with the stock air system. We custom designed the Predator Pro needles especially for our air intake system, to offer better throttle response and general performance. Our test-bed V Star 1100 gained 4 hp over the old style Predator.
    • Will the kit come with the exact size jets needed to be compatible with my exhaust system?:  Yes, the is very complete, with everything you need for ALL exhaust setups. Some major engine mods. may require the Jet Bump Kit which gives you extra jetting. If your bike does not have major engine mods you will be good to go. If you have cams or HC pistons you may want to purchase the Predator Pro Jet Bump Pak for an expanded range of jetting
    • Does the installation of the kit require any irreversible changes to the existing parts, especially the carburetors?  For example, to install the new jets, does any drilling need to be done that would prevent a return to the original equipment sometime in the future? : No, the only drilling that is done is to remove the plug the covers the idle mixture screw so you may adjust them. This can easily be adjusted back to stock and the plug is completely unnecessary.
    • Do the carburetors need to be re-jetted with your system and aftermarket pipes are installed? : Yes, you do re-jet and we give you everything you need for a stock engine (extra jets can be purchased for bikes running aftermarket cams and/or High compression pistons)
    • Does the stock air filter cover remain on the V Star 1100 for aesthetic purposes once your new Predator system has been installed?: Its your choice. Our filters are hidden under the tank so you can leave the stock doughnut cover in place for looks or you can remove it for a cleaner look.
    • I would like to know if there is any power increase if I use the stock exhaust?  Yes you will see a noticeable gain in power. Not as much as you would see with a full system though.. We recommend a 2 into 1 exhaust for best performance. Slip-ons are a reasonable low cost option that will give you a tremendous power increase with the Predator Pro.
    • Will installing the Predator kit have a negative effect on my warranty:  No, This is a myth sometimes perpetuated by certain dealerships. See: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.  We have dealers that install our air kits before the bike has even been sold to increase its selling potential. Often times a customer will purchase a bike and the have the dealer install our air kit and a set of pipes right off the showroom floor!
    • Does your kit use K&N filters, what is their life span and how often do the need to be cleaned: Yes, we use top of the line K&N filters that are guaranteed for a million miles. We recommend cleaning your filters at your 8000 miles valve adjustment, when you have your tank off anyway. If a filter should ever be damaged we will supply you a replacement, for a nominal cost. It would be very rare and unlikely to damage one however. ONLY use K&N Filter Recharger kits to clean and re-oil your filters.
    • I have another air kit on my bike now. Can I leave this on for looks after installing your product?: Yes you may and this is a great way to go. "The Maxair for Go, the others for show!" 
    • What are these Predator Maxmix Screws and why should I purchase them? The Maxmix screws are thumbscrews that eliminate the need for a screwdriver when making adjustments to your idle mixture. We highly recommend these with the Predator Pro for ease of tuning. Please see above for more info on those.
    • I ride in the rain quite often. Will rain be an issue with the Predator Pro?: No, rain will not be a problem at all. We have never had a complaint or issue due to rain with the thousands of bikes that this kit has been installed on. We have ridden our own test bike daily through torrential downpours with no problems at all.
    • What gas mileage can I expect with the Predator Pro? The average is 42 to 48 mpg. 
    • Are these filters large enough for this application? : Yes . These are the size as the filters commonly used on the 1700cc Warrior. They provide more CFM than you will ever need. Remember, a filter too large can cause a decrease in overall performance and torque. Also our filter s designed for optimal flow while preserving proper filtration and together with our adapters reducing reversion for better torque in the lower rpm range.
    • Can I install this myself? :  Yes, most certainly. If you can change your oil and can follow instructions, you can do this in about 4 hrs. If any issues come up we are available for personalised phone technical support to "hold your hand" through the install process. We are available to call you back most evenings and weekends too!
    • What tools will I need for this project. : You will need a basic set of screwdrivers, sockets and wrenches. Also a clean work area. You will need a way to adjust the float level which can be done with a metric caliper. After the install you should synchronize your carburetors. You can purchase the SyncPRO CARBURETOR TUNER by Motion Pro or you can make your own very cheaply with our full color instructions  Synchronizing your carburetors is a regular maintenance item that should be done periodically on and bike with multiple carburetors so this is a good tool for future use.
    • I am concerned about adjusting my float level. Should I be, and is this necessary? Adjusting your float level is a very simple job. We have a video on our YouTube Channel to guide do this simple procedure. We have gone to great lengths to make this a very simple task. As a result t is the easiest part of the install process and should not take more than 10 minutes. 
    • My bike has already been re-jetted with another kit. Will I need to re-jet again? Yes,  you need to re-jet using the jets we provide to accommodate the Maxair Predator Pro needle and the huge increase in air flow and power.
    • Can my local dealer install this for me? Yes - Anyone who can read and follow instructions can install the Predator Pro kit.
    • Are there any customer reviews I can read on the Predator Pro?  Yes!  In fact MOST of our sales of the Predator Pro Kit come from happy customers telling other V Star 1100 owners. Please read the many testimonials in the review section below. 
    What our customers are saying:

    The Maxair Predator Maxmix Thumb-screw(Optional add-on)

    IMPORTANT: DOES NOT INCLUDE Factory O-ringSpring or Washers (these you will re-use from your existing factory screws.)

    We specifically designed to work w/ our Maxair Predator Pro Kit.

    Sold as a Set of 2

    The V Star 1100 Predator Maxmix idle Mixture Thumbscrew. The Predator Maxmix Screws promises to be the industry benchmark in quality and ease of use.

    • Longer shaft for ease of adjustment
    • Jeweler quality straight knurling
    • More threads and tighter tolerances to fit carburetor and eliminate movement from vibration
    • Parabolic dished head reduces weight and vibration 
    • Uses OEM Spring, O-ring and Washer (not included)
    • NOTE: The OEM screws have small variances in dimensions from year to year. This has no effect on performance. These work for ALL VStar 1100s & Drag Star 1100s

    The Maxmix Idle Mixture Thumbscrew for the V Star 1100 allows you to adjust the pilot mixture circuit on the fly. Handy for fine tuning changes in weather, temperature or for changes in altitude.

    Fits all Yamaha V Star 1100s

    The Idle Mixture Screw is the most common adjustment, needed on your motorcycle's carburetor.

    Adjusting this screw properly, can compensate for changes in altitude, weather, temperature etc.

    Proper adjustment, to meet changing conditions can drastically improve drivabilty and performance, as well as reducing gas consumption and wear and tear on your motor.

    Imagine being able to adjust your idle mixture on the fly - without a screw driver. Well now you can with the NEW Maxmix idle Mixture Thumbscrews!!

    "BOLT-ON POWER- Maxair ... Delivers"- RoadBike Magazine


    Read the article Click Here   

    RoadBike Magazine's Dyno test of the Standard Maxair kit (images and article courtesy of RoadBike Magazine)

    The chart below shows a "bone stock" V Star 1100 as tested by RoadBike Magazine using our Maxair Predator.

    The results in the are typical but we have seen better power increases base on the type of exhaust used!

    Peak Horsepower: Before: 51.7 - After: 61 !

    Peak Torque: Before:55 - After: 64 ft lbs !

    Belo is the RoadBike Dyno before & after after installing the Maxair Predator and a 2 into 1 Classic Exhaust system

    Disclaimer: Any modifications to intake or exhaust systems on some vehicles may not be legal in some jurisdictions. Please check with your local authorities for specific legal standards. The Maxair Predator Kit is not EPA or DOT approved. Designed for off-road competition use. Purchaser is responsible for proper installation and tuning.

    Technical Support 

    MOST of our sales of the Predator Pro Kit come word of mouth recommendations. we have a vested interest in you having the best experience possible with our product, after the sale. You, are our best salesperson!

    At Maxair Engineering we pride ourselves on having the best support in the technical support industry! Since most of our customers install this product themselves, we have earned a reputation for fast reliable technical support.

    Technical support for the Maxair Predator Pro can be found on our Technical Support forum: The Maxair Garage

    The Maxair Garage is a private technical Support forum for customers to receive technical support and expertise. You will find all the help and information you need. There are links, videos and much more to assist you though the install.


    Screen-Shot of the Maxair Garage Technical Support forum

    I couldn't believe I was riding the same bike! The power increase was incredible! I did the work myself. The tech support was second to none and the instructions were very easy to follow. The bike pulls hard in every gear, no backfires or hesitation. Can't say enough. Buy this, you won't regret it!    Customer: Scott Caywood (Hutchinson, KS)

    Customer Reviews

    Review Maxair Predator Pro Kit : Yamaha V Star 1100- ( Includes Euro: Drag Star) All Years - All models
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    Howard (gulfport, Ms.) | October 19th, 2010
    Have had the Maxair Predator pro kit combind w/ the cobra Power pro hp 2 into 1 exhaust.Maxmix - Pro Idle Mixture Thumbscrew,Carburetor Solenoid Removal kit & AIS removal.. Installed for bout a Month now ....VERY hard pulling power very pleased w/ the results....Next to be installed Dyna Performance Ignition, coils & Flame wires ....Whoa can't wait ...
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    the Predator Pro kit should be a factory option !
    Kevin Wyborn (Brandon, manitoba) | October 9th, 2010
    this kit transforms the 1100 into a little hot-rod ,a must have in my opinnion and this is on a 2009 classic and the sound is great ,fuel consumtion is still 40-45 mpg. The instructions are top knotch .........all good ,Thanks Kevin
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    well worth the money!!!
    Gene Furr (FORT SMITH, AR) | September 13th, 2010
    Just to let you know and thank you. The max air kit come in today and it was well worth the money. From a so so bike to a great bike.....Thanks Again.....Gene
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    Worth The Money
    Shady (Peach Orchard, Ar) | September 7th, 2010
    This kit has everything you need to get your bike to run like it should. I installed the Predator Pro kit, the CSR and ASI removal Kits, also installed the idle mixture screws. On my first ride with the guys I ride with all the time they could tell my bike ran alot better and didn`t pop and backfire. The reviwes are all right on the money. The kit was easy to install, just follow the instructions and the rest is easy. I found it enjoyable to do it myself. I learned alot about my bike and I can sound a little smarter talking with others. My bike proformes better and my milage is still very good. Just installing an air kit will not make your bike run better, it all has to be ballanced. These guys have done their homework. "This stuff works". I have been looking for a complete kit for a long time. Here it is, with detailed instructions and all the support you need. Can`t beat the price or the products.
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    This should be one of the first mods you do for your V Star!
    Vern Bartz (Stafford, VA) | June 20th, 2010
    I love my V Star 1100, but let’s face it, it’s a bit of a dog, right out of the box. Soon I was looking for a way to get more power out of it. I ruled out a new exhaust pretty quickly, as I commute on my bike, work an evening shift, and didn’t want to disturb the neighbors at 2am. So, in my search to increase performance I came across intake kits; hyper-chargers that cost a lot of money, added complexity, and did not seem to have proof of much power increase. I found an article that discussed the Predator Pro kit and provided dyno proof of significant power increase, at the best cost per increase. I was sold, but whoa, I have to re-jet the carbs! As a backyard mechanic, I can change oil, plugs, things like that, but carbs scared me! So, I dove into the website and found hours of information to read and study. Directions with COLOR pictures lots of them and detailed step-by-step instructions. Surprisingly, most people who have trouble seem to be the ones who take the kit to professionals to install. Turns out they ignore the directions as they think they know more than Maxair. So, I took the plunge, bought the kit, practically memorized the instructions, learned how to adjust float levels, re-jet, and balance the carbs. Fired it up, and wow! First thing you notice is the change in the engine sound. It goes from weeaeaeaaah, to WAAAAAUUUUUUGH. I still have the stock exhaust, so I can hear my engine. It has a much deeper tone to it. It doesn’t sound so much like an insane sewing machine. This makes sense when you consider that your V Star was trying to get air through a straw before, and now each individual carb has it’s own air filter. I pulled into a parking lot recently and got into a discussion with someone who has the exact same bike. He asked what I did to make it sound so good! Coincidentally, his was in the shop. Something was wrong with the hypercharger. The estimate was $650 just to clean and adjust the carbs and hypercharger. The bike can breathe now, and man it comes to life! Forget about shifting up from 5th gear looking for the non-existent 6th gear. Merging onto the interstate is much more fun as you can easily match speeds with existing traffic. Before the Maxair mod, it seemed to struggle to get past 65, now it cruises easily at 80-85. I’ve had the kit on for about 15,000 miles and it performs flawlessly. This should be one of the first mods you do for your V Star. You will love what it does for your bike, and you can brag to all your friends that you balance your own carbs.
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    Maxaire Predator Pro Carb Kit
    Alex Ford (Simi Valley, Ca) | May 11th, 2010
    Having installed the Predator Pro Carb Kit some months ago, the performance has been phenomenal. Recently I did a point to point to point of origin one-day tour of 151.8 miles on the V-Star 1100 with the Predaotr Pro kit self-installed Cobra Pipes; PowerBraidz baffles,also The miles per gallon was 48.56 using premium fuel. The spark plugs were irridium, NGK. There were three stops along the way with restarts. Without those, 50 mpg would have been the result. Power and mileage now proven. Any questons?
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    Wow, was that an easy upgrade and well worth the $!
    Doug Taylor (Newmarket, ON) | April 5th, 2010
    I’m not a mechanic and have owned my 2008 V-Star 1100 for just a year; furthermore I had never worked on a motorcycle before this bike. I researched numerous air kit upgrades and settled on the Maxair Predator Pro, choosing to ignore unsubstantiated internet chatter. Along with installing the Maxair kit, I removed the AIS, installed the Max-CSR kit and Maxmix Pro idle mixture thumbscrews. I followed the well written instructions and had absolutely no issues with the installation. I felt the original 145/142.5 was a little lean on the top end so in less than two hours I removed the carbs again, redid the main jets and reinstalled the carbs with the suggested optional 147.5/145 jets provided; freak’ in awesome. Overall the bike has noticeable increase in torque feel, definitely quicker and an extended top end. The bike starts up instantly with good smooth power all the way through the throttle range. Installing the kit is not rocket science and can be done by anyone with standard hand tools, patience and that can follow instructions. Good job Maxair.
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    D.R.Daw (Springfield, OR) | March 29th, 2010
    Picked up the kit after going to yellowstone with my brother on his 1100 that had the kit installed.He could just walk away from my 08 1100.No matter how hard I tryed I could never hit the ton.After I installed your kit I can now hit the ton.and I mean hit it right now.It was well worth the money.
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    VSTAR 1100 Maxair Kit, AIS Plugs, Pro Idle Mix Thumbscrews
    Todd (Antigo, WI) | March 24th, 2010
    Installation went without any problems. Carbs came off and back on with ease. Followed suggested jets the largest size for after market COBRA's. Most work was installing AIS plugs for the front cylinder dropping front frame rail for access to AIS exhaust port hole. I can truly recommend a spray can of Breakfree for removing elbow fittings. Sprayed on 3 times over a 24 hour period. Was it worth the effort to replace all these parts with MAXAIR products? Absolutely & more than I expected!! Very noticeable power increase. Idles great and started with a tap of the button. Great hearing the dual carb sound. The COBRA Speedster Shorts pipes have a deeper sound. Sweet! Thanks Max!
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    Best Choice I've Made
    Jedidiah (Lafayette, TN) | March 8th, 2010
    I'm extremely impressed with the product. I'm not a very mechanically inclined person. Done a few oil changes on cars, and very few minor fixes, but nothing this major, especially dealing with carburetors. The instructions I got were written very well. I had a few questions during the install, and they were answered really quickly. Got answers from the forums in less than a day matter of an hour or so. Even got a call from one of the guys who worked on his own bike, and he walked me through on how to sync the carburetors in a matter of about ten minutes over the phone while I was looking at the bike. The owner of the site was extremely helpful with adjusting floats as well. Something about doing this amount of work makes me extremely proud that it actually worked on the first try. No issues. Even took it all apart just to see if I could do it again. No trouble at all. This a MUST buy. Follow the instructions, take all of the suggested advice, and you won't be sorry. I can tell a huge difference in power already, and I will definitely purchase more from this site.

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