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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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    Best Bang 4 Buck Upgrade!!
    Grant Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii) | May 22nd, 2008
    Bar none, the best performance DYI upgrade you can do for your V-Star. Highly recommended, no questions about it!! Get this kit, and the Max Screws. FOLLOW the precise instructions closely, work SLOWLY, triple check every adjustment if you have to. If get stuck, awesome online forum support you can research the same questions and answers everyone else has without thinking you've got a new problem to work on. Out here in Hawaii, weather permits year round riding, which I now thoroughly enjoy much more thanks to MaxAir!! Now if we can only do someting about these absurd gas prices......
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    Unbelievable Performance! Ignore the Competition!
    Gene Pickarz (Purcellville, VA) | May 19th, 2008
    Being very mechanically challenged I was skeptical about the Predator Pro install on my 2005 1100 Custom. At the end of the day it was a rewarding experience. As the old WWII Slogan said "You can do it"! The combination of Cobra Slashdowns full exhaust and the Predator Pro is nothing short of remarkable. Growls and performs like a lion. Smooth power throughout the powerband. Everything improved, acceleration, torque, the works. Don't forget the MaxMix Screws you'll hate yourself for not doing it. Foolproof instructions and absolutely outstanding tech support from guys who really know their product and the bikes it was designed for. Everything you need is there the stainless float bowl screws, jets, needles, etc. The simple secret: Follow the instructions, adjust the floats, sync the carbs - then hold on! Best performance mod you can buy, bar none! Do it now! Then get ready for the "what kind of bike is that? type questions.
    Verified Buyer
    MaXair Preditor pro kit -1999 V Star 1100 Custom
    John Kerr Waterford (New York) | May 19th, 2008
    Best bang for your buck in my opinion. This kit will definitly wake up your V-Star 1100. You will feel every bit of HP increase and will have a big ol smile on your face. Easy to install even for a novice like myself and if ya get stuck the tech support is great. Bottom line is if you can only afford to do one mod this year this one should be it trust me you will be very very satisfied.
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    2006 VStar
    walt schimpf (jackson, ms) | May 7th, 2008
    Well, I must admit. after reading warnings from other riders on other forums to NOT mess with the 2006 VStar 1100 air and carborator, I decided to take the plunge anyway. And I will tell you this, I have not regretted one second of it. The only mistake that i made was getting lazy and not doing the install myself. I had the local dealer install only to find out he didn't follow the insructions. I redid the install myself and also installed Max CSR and also Maxmix Pros with the help of the forum members and felt really stupid that i didn't tackle the job at the onset myselt. The Predator Pro, Max CSR and Maxmix Pros are incredibly simeple to install even for those of us who've never had any experience in any type of wrenching. And enough about all that....the performance is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! You would never have guessed the size of the beast within...but believe me, it is there!! And the added bonus....MPG went from 42 to 47. Take my word for it, do it and do it now!! You won't regret it.
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    GRRREAT Product
    Bradley Clappison (Paige, Texas) | May 4th, 2008
    I've never tore into a carb. before, but the instructions that come with this kit make it easy for any novice out there. It took roughly 2½ hours to complete this job. That was start to finish. Last step I synched the carbs then I took it out for a test ride. Ran great for the first mile and then died. What the heck? It helps to have gas in the tank! : Pushed the bike up to the gas station, filled up, then took off again! The power is awesome! The bike runs ALOT smoother. Can't thank you enough MAX. This is a wonderful product that I'm bragging to everyone about. You will not be at all disappointed with it. Thanks.
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    Greg Baldwin (North Syracuse, New York) | April 30th, 2008
    After paying off my '05 V Star 1100 Classic early this year, it was time to make some modifications to make this bike my own, particularly when it came to sound and performance. I spent a lot of time doing research on the 'net, and one combination kept showing up as the bestand not just on this website; Cobra HP-Pro 2-1 for exhaust and Maxair Engineering's Predator Pro for intake and jetting. I just had to give it a try... I installed the pipes, and figured I'd take the bike to a shop to have them install the Maxair stuff. But when the kit came complete with all the jets required for different exhaust setups and step-by-step instructions on the Maxair site including photos, I decided to install it myself. I received excellent, fast online support for my technical questions, and quickly ended up with a bike that sounds and runs like a beast. And gets 8-10 more miles per gallon! Long story short too late, if you ride a V Star 1100 and can handle a screwdriver, buy this kit and save your money - you CAN install the Predator Pro yourself, and the results will make you grin every time you ride!
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    Just install this kit
    Larry Stark (Chicago, Illinois) | April 25th, 2008
    Back in 2005, I installed the Original MAXAIR kit, it was a great upgrade back then. Really woke up the motor with the bike's V&H exhaust. Bike ran great after the install. When the Predator PRO came out I was a bit skeptical "how can a seemingly simple jetting change improve an already great kit?". I called up Maxair, Mr Max answered the phone! The owner himself! Being a longtime wrench myself, I was impressed by his knowledge on how carbuation works. A lost art unto it self in this day of fuel injection. I was sold and purchased the upgrade kit. With the oriiginal MAXAIR kit, the motor sounded like a twinn cylinder bike, much like a Harley with the V&H exhaust. After the PRO install the first thing I noticed the bike sounded like a well tuned V8! Working on drag cars in the past, I knew that sound. Even if the bike did not perform better, this was a definte plus for me. Ofcourse the bike performed better, in every respect, like it has fuel injection. Starts right up, no backfire, no hesitation, excellant throttle response. Smoother acceleration and my seat-o-the-pants says a couple more horse, over the original MAXAIR kit. WOW.. Other than all this, the main thing that impressed is that the bike now pulls and pulls. the ton is no problem, this on a bike that was wheezing to reach that speed. My Bike: V&H with no fiberglass packing, MAXAIR PRO, DYNA 3000 set on stock setting with throttle sensor disconnected, 6500 RPM linmit.
    Verified Buyer
    You gotta get this kit! 2006, Yamaha, V-Star 1100 Silverado
    Douglas S. Haviland (Rehoboth, MA) | April 22nd, 2008
    When I finished installing this kit after having a Hypercharger the results were amazing.. FORGET the Hypercharger you must install a Predator Pro. The throttle response, acceleration and performance can not be matched. IT is the best money I ever spent on my bike! The directions and tech support is the best I have ever encountered from any company. I suggest you purchase the MaXmix pro mixture screws as well. Now the bottom line is as follows: The predator pro is for GO, and my hypercharger is for show... Don't ponder about the cost or can I do it cheaper,,, If you want results then this kit is for you.. Doug Haviland
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    Don Hamm (Kamloops, BC) | April 14th, 2008
    The last time I worked on a carb. it cost me more than if I'd just taken it to a mechanic to begin with, but the instructions and tech support that come with the Predator Pro kit make this install virtually foolproof. The biggest thing to remember is to follow the instructions to the letter and not to try any shortcuts or missed steps. Double check everything! My bike fired up right away and the "short" test ride went for 125 miles, and the only looking back I do is in my rearview mirrors. Congrats on a phenominal product and support. I would recommend no other.
    Verified Buyer
    Maxair Predator Pro wins the mechanics choice for best jet kit.
    Robert Wood (AUBURN HILLS, MI) | April 14th, 2008
    Based on all of the reviews I was reading on the web, I purchased the MaxAir predator pro kit along with a Cobra HP 2 into 1 exhaust. At the time of purchase I had a house and a garage to work on the bike in, but since then went through a separation and subsequently gave up the house to the ex. I decided it would be best to have the work done on my bike by a mechanic that I have used in the past, and he has a great reputation with metric bikes. He had a question regarding the float bowl adjustment, and he wanted to verify he was reading the setting correctly, but since I was the purchaser he could not get into the Maxair garage. I being lazy had not fully completed the process myself and could not get into the support forums either, so I called and left a frantic message, followed by a frantic e-mail. Lee called me back within an hour and asked why I didn't pre-call them and ask about how to handle the support of an install by a mechanic, since they would have gladly answered his questions in that situation. I thought to myself, I guess I am just used to getting shitty service from everyone these days, so I expected the same from MaxAirEngineering - MY MISTAKE! Lee got me into the support forum immediately, and I got the info the mechanic needed. The instructions my mechanic had to begin with were spot on correct, and the mechanic told me that he has worked with a lot of jet kits in the past, and this is the first one that he was able to install per the instructions and it was perfect. He really couldn't stop complementing it, or the max mix pro screws and the Max-CSR kit I purchased at the same time. My bike runs like a raped ape now, and I am completely satisfied with the product and the support - You guys are doing great work, and I really appreciate it. MaxAir Predator Pro laws - Follow the directions - Sync the carbs - Ride like you got a new bike :- Thanks MaxAirEngineering gang - your products rock! Bob

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