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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 
    • 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 technical support forum 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 around the clock on our technical support forum to "hold your hand" through the install process.
    • 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 instructions found on our technical support forum. 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 full color instructions on our technical support forum on how to 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. We also have a video on our tech support forum to guide you.
    • 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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    Believe it.
    Brian Thompson (Prince George, BC) | March 31st, 2009
    I purchased the Predator Pro kit, AIS removal kit, CSR kit, Maxmix screws and the carb sync tool. I also installed new pipes. I am extremely happy with the results. The increase in HP is impressive. Very impressive. Installation instructions are very good. Follow the instructions and you will have no problems. If you make a mistake I did tech support is quick to respond and they will fix the problem. Adjust the float hights exactly as specified. Thinking about buying this kit? I highly recommend you do. You will not be dissapointed and you will have the satisfaction of doing the work yourself. Thank you.
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    This is Amazing 2007 V Star 1100
    Mark Groeschel (Katy, Texas) | January 17th, 2009
    All, I am just getting back into bikes and have been riding since I was 6 Dirt, Enduro, Crotch Rocket purchased a VStar 1100 classic, I purchased the Pro System Christmas of 2008 and did the install, followed the instruction "which were amazing" and you wouldn't believe the results for those new guy's pay attention to the usage of air on the float adjustment instructions. I took my first ride after setting defaults 3 turns of the mixture screws and sure enough, nailed the throttle just testing everything out at this point shifted between 1st and 2nd, released and the front wheel did an unexpected rise about 1' of the ground. I hit and thought I cracked something when the frame hit the street. This is one amazing addition. I have now purchased the flame wires, thumb screws, csr kit, and the ais removal kit. MaxAir has allowed me to be a Shade Tree Mechanic on steroids and everyone is asking how I did it. A friend down the street has a 2002 650 vstar where the engine has been completely reworked and my VStar holds it at bay with no problems. Shade Tree Mechanic on Steroids.
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    You too need to unleash your 1100 VStar
    Al (Miami, FL) | December 14th, 2008
    ** This is an unpaid endorsement ** If you're still wondering if this is going to make a noticable difference on your VStar 1100, take my word for it, it will be delightful treat! After reading all 57 + reviews, all with 5 star ratings, my expectations were high! In fact, they were so high, that I too called the company just to get a better feel for this so called 'amazing' product. Let me tell, I am so glad I purchased this 'amazing' kit. Here's the low down. I dyno tested VStar prior to my upgrades, and it's HP readings came it at 55.59. I had the MAXAIR kit installed along with some Cobra Speedster shorts, AIS removed, and then retested my lil horsey... and let me tell you, she was pushing 65.07 HP... That's a 17% increase in horsepower!! And she kicks ass.. She's gone from being a lil bitsy pony to being a real damn iron horse.. Most choose to self-install, and I'm down with that, infact the instructions are clear as a whistle. But in my case, my free time is limited and with the weather as beautiful as it's been, I'd prefer to spend my time riding. Thank you MAXAIR !
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    mitchell doescher (merrill, wi) | September 9th, 2008
    Well when there right there right ..........,did total install ais. removal , valve ajustment new plugs and cobra slipons,in about 6.5 hoursand im not kidding when done turned on the key let the carbs fill choked as usual hit the button thinkin,,, ya here we go ,, not sure what to expect,,, ran and idled..!!!!!! took for a test run without further ajustments,,,performance was improved just like everyone said,,, first gear i felt the rev limit for the very first time and i was thinking i must of bumped the spedo or something was crusing so much faster with so little effort,,all grins here,,sure is cheep HP...i got it home gave the idle ajustment screws a little turn and went for another ride, this time on the interstate no longer feels like im working to keep 65-70,,,as i looked down doing 75..gave it a twist 85 was right there to,,i was thinking wonder how the carb sync. will improve it,,,that happens later today..this sure woke up my 1100 no longer thinking going to the 1300, one happy customer here in do something about ower 5 month riding season and max will have to change his name to god,,,,lol,,,all B.S. aside figure the price of regular jet kit and just the stock k&n air cleaner... will put you around 130 bucks..the feeling you get from this kit,,,PRICLESS!!!! the helmet delema for some,,,check out "head trip hemets".............mitch doescher,,,wi.
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    Amaze and suprized WOW- 2003 V Star 1100 Classic
    Michel Narbonne (Blainville, Quebec) | August 22nd, 2008
    I didnt belive that it will do any difference but i was completly wrong the only thing i can say is WOW,WOW and WOW again i love the sound coming under the tank and also more torque i thought that its going to take more gas no i didnt see any difference its even better i did 285 Km before touching the reserve even with ny wife on the bike. I'm a very satisfied customer. 2 thinks should be done on a Vstar First the MAXAIR kit and PMS screws and second a ORK tihs is the 2 best investment on the bike. Keep on riding safe.
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    Awed and Amazed
    Donald Propst (Morganton, North Carolina) | August 5th, 2008
    All the reviews praising the installation instructions were spot on. They were the most clearly written, concise and helpfulie. mark both sides of the idle mix tube and screws with different colors to help determine full and half turns instructions I have ever recieved for ANY project!!! Performance after the install was arm wrenching, hit the rev limiter for the first time because it now revs up during acceleration faster than greased lighting. My buddy with the same bike and different jet kit could not believe the difference in the two bikes. I thought I was going to have to get my gun to get him off my bike. This is truly a great product and it proves the guys at Maxair have done their homework. Took the bike to my local dealer for carb sync after install and it only took minimal adjustment for sync. Mechanic then took it for a test ride, came back grinning and said this bike was one of the best performing bikes he has ridden, including crotch rockets. I have now changed my description of this bike from cruiser to dragster/cruiser. The only thing missing is for the Maxair guys to come up with a new final drive because the bike has so much torque it could probably handle a .5 final ratio. Smiling in N.C.
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    2008 V Star: A very good product with fantastic support
    Lynn C (Auburndale, Florida) | August 4th, 2008
    I was very unsure about installing a rather extreme modification on my brand-new V-Star, but the predator pro kit installation was much easier than I expected. The written instructions are VERY good, and the on-line technical support is second to none. There is even an on-line video tutorial to show you exactly how to adjust the floats. All the parts to complete the job are included, and the on-line support is second to none. I had the whole thing completed in less than 3 hours and the bike started and ran - with very little adjustment needed afterwards. The predator pro kit really woke up my V-Star. The bike pulls much harder now in any gear, and there's no more waiting for something to happen when I jump on the throttle. If I didn't know better, I'd say this bike lost about 200 pounds. If you're considering an aftermarket exhaust system on a V-Star, you NEED to do the predator pro kit. It is much more than the sum of its parts.
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    Still cant believe the difference
    Charles D. Jones (The Colony, Texas) | July 13th, 2008
    I bought this kit with after talking with Lee. The mans knowledge of the V-Star 1100 was impressive to say the least. I bought an 04 1100 V-Star that had some issues. And the dealer had covered up these issues with some creative tuning. I knew the bike should run better than it was, because I had just sold my 05 V-Star that I bought new. After installing the kit. I cranked her up, let her warm up, and took her for a spin. Man I could not believe the throttle response and power improvement! So I took it to the buddy I sold my 05 V-Star to, and let him ride it. It had a carb kit from a different vendor. He wants this kit in his now! So I guess I'll be installing another one. And on a side note. I like the clean look with the stock air box removed. Thank for the help and great kit Maxair!
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    top shelf kit
    hoke hinson (deland, florida) | June 11th, 2008
    i finally got around to purchasing the maxair kit and updated mixture screws for my 02 vee star 1100. i'm very impressed with the quality of the components within the kit. everything was provided, even extra circlips! after a little choke the engined fired right up and purred like a kitten. i'm anxious to see how close the balance of the carbs are when i hook up my twinmax carb tool tomorrow. thanks maxair for a great after market performance kit and tech support too! :
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    New appreciation for the 1100 V Star
    Dave Huart (Kettering, Ohio) | May 28th, 2008
    What a difference this kit makes, best $$ I ever spent on my 04 V Star. At first I thought getting into the carbs was not for me. I bit the bullet, bought the kit and followed the well written, thorough directions exactly. I am very happy with the results. Very noticeable increase in performance... and FUN! If you are sitting on the fence as I was, stop! Get this kit, you won't be disappointed with it, or the knowledge and support that is included, nor the satisfaction of doing it yourself. It is simple to install, if I did it - so can you however if you do get stuck there is knowledgeable, quick help available every step of the way on this sites forum, they will get you up and running. My bike runs GREAT and the sound now coming from my full Cobra Slash Cuts is an enjoyable symphony of thunder. The MixMax Pro screws are worth every penny as well... a must have for making your life simpler during and especially after the Predator Pro install, and they look cool too! Completely satisfied customer here. Ride on.

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