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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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    maxair kit 05 vstar 1100
    joe (slatington, pa) | April 4th, 2008
    hey everyone,i installed my maxair kit last year at the end of riding season.the install went great.i never opened up carbs on a bike befor but this was not hard at all to do.the instructions were great and the fourm support even better.if i can do this most anyone can.took me about 3 hours give or take a few and i took my time to make sure everything was done right.i bought the float tool and used it too.i used the blow thru the tube method of finding the float spot to measure from and this worked install went off without a hitch.fired right up and has great power.i installed the max skull too which is super cool.the maxair kit is support is great,and i learned a whole lot about my bike.thanks maxair.....
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    Like Having A Larger Motor
    Mike Ferro (Auburn, NY) | April 2nd, 2008
    This kit is the BEST kit money can buy. I have had the kit installed for 2 years now on my 2005 V-Star 1100 and everytime I take it out especially after a long winter I get that BIG Kool-Aid smile. The support here is the best and the kit is a easy step by step to install.
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    Out of this World!!
    Peter White (Perth, On.) | April 1st, 2008
    The New Maxair Predator Pro Series- V Star 1100 is truly outstanding The fact that is well made is great, the customer service is out standing, and the support of other V Star is so nice and helpful. No else does this like Maxxair! Peter Perth Canada
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    Great product and support
    Gene Eby (Bellaire, MI) | January 21st, 2008
    After a lot of changes to my 2000 v star 1100 which included after market pipes, Big Air Kit, Hypercharger, etc., I was skeptical as to the benefits of the Preditor kit, but willing to try it to get a bit more umph in the seat. First ride I knew I had finally found what I was looking for, wow. Had some issues with popping on deceleration, but after following the advice from tech, all worked out . Really great product and look forward to the next riding season.
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    Mark Lytle (orleans, ontario) | August 2nd, 2007
    I read all the testimonials with a great deal of scepticism but figured even if it was only half as good as advertised the Maxair predator pro would be a good addition to my bike. Everything I read in all the positive testimonials is absolutely true!! I had no experience wrenching on a bike and I installed the kit in 3.5 hours, the instructions MUST be good because I had no problems at all following them. The bike fired right up and sounded much more authoratative, but it is the performance that is the most amazing. I have to echo everyone else, AWESOME acceleration, hunting for 6th gear is eliminated, no decrease in mileage still getting 42+ mpg, I have seen no negative to this install. Fortunately I didn't have any problems but there is also an excellent technical help forum to help with questions or concerns.BELIEVE THE REVIEWS!!! This product is all it is advertised to be, and more. Thanks, Max.
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    Get a tach and hold on
    George Park (Harleysville, PA) | May 7th, 2007
    My 2006 1100 has the Predator kit installed with DG 2:1 pipes and a Pro-One tach. There are OBJECTIVE increases in performance dyno run as well as the "seat of the pants" feel you will get after installation. Your bike will feel like it has a rocket strapped to the back, no kidding. I got the tach in order to watch my engine vs speed and to make sure I was shifting correctly. I was about 1K too low! Before my biggest VStar complaint was the lack of 6th gear. Now I'm doing 70MPH in 4th gear - and the engine is still pulling with a lot more room before redline. Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, there is nothing better you can do for your bike than install this upgrade. "Easy" to install and measurable results every time plus a more pleasurable ride and a way to keep up with anyone at any time. Add in the support you get from the community on line and there is no reason you should give this install a second thought - I did this before the oil relocation kit, while the ORK would have made my life easier the Predator kit was the right choice every day of the week. Ride safe, gp
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    Still Working Flawlessly
    Bill Everett (Chandler, AZ) | May 2nd, 2007
    I installed this kit over 3 years ago on my Vstar 1100 and it is still one of the best accessories I've installed. I'm still getting close to 50MPG, the pull is still there, and the sound coming out of my Hard Chromes is music to my ears. Thank you MAXAIR!
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    Awesome Awesome Awesome
    Jason Greeno (findlay, OH) | April 27th, 2007
    I just would like to say that this will be some of the best money you could ever spend. I bought this kit and within a few hours and after following the directions to the tee the bike was up and running and felt like I had just traded to a new bike or something. The bike now pulls so much harder and sounds so much better I just cannot believe it. If you are still not sure about if you want this kit or not please feel free to email me and use the heading v star 1100 and I will be more than happy to help you out. If you live close by in the Ohio send me a email and we will go out riding and I can show you first hand this kit you will also truely be amazed I know all of my buddies that I ride with are.
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    Get the Predator Pro! Installed on 2006 V Star 1100
    Adam Brown (Hornersville, MO) | April 11th, 2007
    Before you buy any shiny dress-up chrome for your bike, Get The Predator Pro! It’s the best money you’ll spend on performance other than a performance exhaust. I first installed this on a stock bike with stock pipes and noticed the power right away. It’s been about six months since then, and as happy as I was with the Predator Pro before, it rocks with a full 2 into 1 exhaust! It feels like a completely different bike now. Installation is easy, but must be done following the supplied directions to the letter. The support here is the best anywhere. Any question you may have has probably been answered in the forum already, and if you do post a question, the response is very fast. If you’re on a search for performance, it ends here.
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    What a product!! - installed on 2007 v-star 1100 classic
    Shayne Eyford (Prince George, British Columbia) | April 6th, 2007
    What Can I say except WOW!!! I can not believe the change in my bike, the power increase is unbelievable,when I take off I really can notice the power increase it is unreal, but when I hit mid RPM the friggin' bike really kicks it up a notch. If I am not carefull the front wheel will actually come off the ground!! The kit is very easy to install, I would say if you can set your watch , you can install this kit trouble free. If you do need a little help just check out their fourm , you will find all kinds of support from a lot of knowledgeable people , & a responce to any questions in a matter of minutes!!

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