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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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    This kit WORKS!!
    Les Cole (Paulden, AZ) | February 15th, 2010
    I purchased this kit for my 10 year old 1100. I followed the instructions exactly and it fired right up and runs like a bat out of you know what. Throttle response is great .. exhaust note is deep and when you twist the thottle you are gone! My old speedometer needle has found itself in virgin territory several times!! DO NOT be influenced by what you might read else where .. THIS KIT WORKS AND WORKS WELL!!!
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    Easy to install, Excellent results
    Mike Livingston (Redlands, CA) | February 3rd, 2010
    Installing the MaxAir Predator kit on my 2001 V-Star 1100 Custom took about 3 hours. I’d rebuilt auto carburetors, by following the printed instructions, many years ago. The directions for this product are very good; I never needed to call Tech Support. As for results, let me start by saying that I had purchased after-market pipes Jardine slip-ons years ago at which time I had the carbs professionally rejetted by a shop that does nothing but performance tuning for cars and bikes. After I installed the Maxair Predator kit, my bike runs better than ever. I live in California, so my bike has the extra smog stuff. Before Maxair, and even with the professional tuning, I still had some popping during deceleration. After Maxair, no more popping. Also, before I installed the kit, I was forced to use the choke every time I started the bike after a long rest. Only for a few seconds, but every time. My bike now starts without the choke and idles better. Whatever the power and torque gains, I’d recommend this product for what seems to me to be better general improvement of the combustion system.
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    MAXAIR Predator Pro Delivers - 2006 V Star 1100
    Jim Kilpatrick (Missouri City, Texas) | January 20th, 2010
    A year ago I bought a gently used 2006 V-Star 1100 Silverado. It had Bubb Jug Huggers installed along with a Kuryakyn Pro Hypercharger. It still had the AIS installed and I wasn't sure if it had been rejetted. The bike looked great I liked the pipes and ran OK - good power and an OK sound. BUT it had an annoying decel backfire that gradually worsened. I got online and started going through all the fixes for the problem. Removed the AIS, bought new baffles for the pipes which was OK since it prompted me to install the Barons oil filter relocater but nothing worked. In fact the new baffles made the backfires sharper and louder. Rejetting seemed to be next, though I read a number of comments stating that decel backfire was inevitable with performance pipes. All that being said, research led be to consider rejetting which in turn led me to the MAXAIR site. I decided to go whole hog: pull out the carb fuel shutoff solenoids, remove the main jet post "O" ring I ground the post flat just below the "O" ring grooveand install the MAXAIR Pro jet kit by following all instructions. This included adjusting the floats. I used the MAXAIR CSR kit and added the new MAXAIR idle mixture screws I said whole hog. I had some experience with this kind of work, but I'm no expert. All work completed about 3 hours excluding carb removal it was time to reinstall the carbs. 20 minutes later I held my breath and hit the starter. Fired right up first time. I could not be happier with the results! NO BACKFIRING - at all. GREAT POWER from first through fifth gears with great overlap. I shift much less now, and the amount of power I get in fifth is amazing. FANTASTIC SOUND through the Bubs. Smooth, full and throaty, the way a big bike should sound. Note: I didn't synch the carbs, except to eyeball the butterflies. They appeared to open in concert. But I'm so pleased with the way the bike runs, why bother. I hope you don't mind the long testimonial, but I though it might be helpful. I you are considering powering up your V Star 1100, this is definitely the way to go. I still need to fill in the hole on the right side of the bike where the Hypercharger used to go, but I kind of like the look.
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    Andi Stoddard (SF Bay Area, CA) | January 18th, 2010
    All the testimonials are absolutely true. Very "Sweet" results here. Very satified, very happy.
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    Scott Caywood (Hutchinson, KS) | January 17th, 2010
    I purchased the Maxair Predator Pro intake for my VStar 1100 this winter. I had a hypercharger and slip on pipes previously on the bike. The bike had been rejetted by the local bike shop but the bike just felt like it was dragging. It would hesitate and cut out in 4th and 5th gear. I was seriously considering on trading the bike off for a bigger one with more power. I had read a bunch of reviews on different air kits for my bike. The Maxair kit kept popping up and all the reviews were great. So I thought I would give it a try. Let me tell you, BUY THIS KIT!!!!! Holy cow what a difference. 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!
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    all the great reviews are right!!
    bruce edwards (clayton, ohio) | October 11th, 2009
    i had serious backfire problems with my 1100 vstar. after changing the manifolds, pipes , rejet and the maxair pro with throttle adj. this thing sounds great and runs even better. the people i run into with other vstar all ask how did you get it to sound like that? its sounds like a low nascar growl, and i just loveit. it does have a slight swoosh sound of it sucking more air under the tank but that does not bother me. the dealer was even impressed with the design and ease of installation. great, great product specific for the vstar 1100.
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    2009 V Star 1100
    John (Fredericksburg, Va) | August 24th, 2009
    I read several articles online before I did anything to my bike. Some websites recommeneded that I drill and grind on my new bike, I didn't want to do that. Upon checking some forums I came across The Predator, So I talked to some people on the forum that had it and decided that I would go with it, because it is a turn key product, and comes with everything you need with no irreversable modifications. The Predator arrived and I installed it on my bike. If you buy this product FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY, if you have problems you probably didn't follow the directions exactly. And know if you have problems you can get help. Customer Service was excellent, I was having a small problem and got a Phone call from Max on a Saturday to give me some advice, how many companies have you dealt with that call you personally? All and all a great product I am very happy with. Don't forget the CSR-Kit and Madmix screws, Madmix screws would be great for any bike, even if you don't buy The Predator Pro. Thanks again Max, and Maxair.
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    As instructed. As Advertised 2008 V-star 1100
    Brian (Richmond, Utah) | July 7th, 2009
    After looking at several products I chose this kit based on the fact that it is an air kit and a jet kit designed to work together. Also the president of the company took the time to talk to me several times over the phone even on a Sunday. It took me serveral hours to install this kit along with the CSR removal kit and the mixmax screws. This is a brand new bike with only 600 miles on it so I was very relieved when it started right up. The first thing I noticed was the deeper sound comming from my cobra speedster pipes. Almost like a harley. The instruction said the install was not complete until the carb was syuncronized so I didn't let it bother me when it didn't seem very improved. When I took the bike to the dealer for the first service the mechanic was very skeptical and almost had me doubting when I explained what I had done to the bike. When I went back to pick it up all he could say is it runs great and the odometer showed it had been driven ten miles since I had dropped it off which seemed like a lot of miles for tuning a bike. The performance is greatly improved especially from 3000 rpms and up, and the throttle response is much better. Maxair is the real deal. If you want to get it right the first time forget about all of those so called experts on the internet who don't even make a product but sit around in thier boxers talking smack. Install this kit as instructed and you will get results as advertised.
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    Preditor kit is hands down the very best
    Dan Washburn (Vancouver, Wa) | June 8th, 2009
    This Preditor kit is hands down the very best carberator mod system I have ever used. Unlike jet kits that leave you forever wondering if you have made the right choices for you bike, the Preditor comes to you as a completely engineered system designed to turn your sluggish stock bike into the quickest, most responsive bike it can be. Never have I spent so little and got so much improved performance out of a bike. I love twisting the throttle now, it blows my mind everytime. The Preditor was very easy to install, and the pride you feel from using your own hands to make your bike into a rocket makes for some mighty big smiles every time you launch off the line. If you want the best performance out of your bikes breathing system the Preditor kit is the way to go. The customer service is second to none. These guys go way beyond the best service I've ever seen anywhere, helping you dial in the rest of your bike to get the most out of their excellent system. Get the Maxmix-Pro screws too, you'll forever thank yourself. And of course do the AIS removal kit, it makes your bike sound like it is perfectly dialed in. Thank You so much for everything Maxair, I am truly blown away!
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    David Lange (Smyrna, Delaware) | May 20th, 2009
    I installed the air kit in about 2 hours along with the CSR kit. Simple and what an improvement. You can feel the HP upon take off. I am now beating the Harleys off the line. They can not believe what an improvment this kit made to my bike. Max THANKS.

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