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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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    Could NOT be easier to install this modification
    Greg Kozak (Lansing, MI) | March 28th, 2007
    Great product. Great instructions. I'd say this; if you can change your own plugs, you can install this kit.
    Verified Buyer
    Matthew Duet (Shreveport, LA) | March 15th, 2007
    I have 2006 V-Star 1100 Classic. The Maxair Predator Pro Kit is well worth the money. It gave me a lot of power and great throttle response. It also made my pipes sound more deep and louder. It really helps in traffic when you got to get speed quickly. Just to tell how much faster it is I lined up with my buddies Harley Nightrain, off the line he can’t get me and at top speed I still ahead by a little bit. I had mine installed professionally so I can’t tell you anything about the installation. Thanks Maxair for making my bike run and sound awesome.
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    A complete SUCCESS first time !!!
    Dane Stocks (Grimsby,, N.E.Lincs) | February 8th, 2007
    I own a 2006 V Star 1100 Classic over here in the UK, I searched the web for a suitable air kit not sure which way to go , hypercharger/Dyno kit etc, I found the Maxair site and read all the previous testimonials and liked what I saw, Within ten minutes of me ordering the kit LeeChief cook and bottle washer was on the phone for two reasons, 1, to welcome me to the Maxair family and 2 to make sure it was a V Star I owned and not a European Dragstsar as I had also ordered the solenoid kit removal, It took just over a week to arrive which considering the distance was fantastic, I studied the very simple instructions and set to work, A couple of simple questions on the forum later and the rebuild commenced, A complete SUCCESS first time, the Bike is Excellent, the POWER is Awesome , I had never been into a carb in my life so the thought was a bit daunting but it is so very very simple even altering the float hights I found very simple, The staff were always on line with any technical help that I might need which was very reasuring, If you want a very good quality kit with all the support and backup look no further than The Predator Pro Kit .
    Verified Buyer
    I feel it is #1 !!
    Leslie L. Young (Meridian, ID) | January 19th, 2007
    The bike responds like a totally diffrent machine I am very impressed with both your company and Product. I will recommend your system over the competitors, as both performance and price, I feel it is #1. Thanks for the quality equipment at an affordable price!
    Verified Buyer
    It's a new bike...
    Bill Rotberg (Long Beach, CA) | December 5th, 2006
    Great power, less vibration, better response and a fun ride. The Predator Pro kit and the Roadhouse 2-1 pipes opened it up! The bike has a smoother ride and throttle response. When I'm on the freeway, the bike cruises, no lag...just smooth cruising...even 2-up with my wife. I've been recommending it to other people I ride with.
    Verified Buyer
    Best Bang for the Buck
    John Styer (Martinsburg, WV) | November 28th, 2006
    This by far is the best performance investment I made on my bike. I previously had the Hypercharger set-up with Cobra Slip-on Drag Pipes. Now I have the Hypercharger as a dummy, the Maxair Predator Pro Kit and Sampson Shogun Cannons straight except for performance bolt and this bike is a BEAR. The install was actually very easy float adjustment was a little touchy - only because of my 62 year old eyes and mm's so smallbut the biggest surprise I had after already putting approx. 12K miles on bike was that the carbs were so far out of synch. I used the $1.55 homeade sych tool and it was really easy to synch carbs. If you follow the instructions, which are not difficult, you will be pleasntly surprised. My hats off to Max for this product. Keep up the good work at Maxair. John Styer
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    Brian Setter (Largo, FL) | November 9th, 2006
    This was by far the best money I have ever spent on this bike.I have a 2006 1100 Silverado,and I Love the perfomance this kit gives.After looking at the helpful forum they have here,I was impressed to say the least. Any Questions you may have of problems you have are answered in a very timely manner.I even had the owner call me to see how things were going. Do you ever hear of that in todays business world????? Plain and simple,this is a turn key install. Just follow the directions to a tee and do not overthink it.They have done all there homework on this product.You Will have a KOOL-AID Smile after you install this !!!!!!!!!!!!! Brian Setter Largo Florida
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    Well worth the Money
    Robert Maloney (Cartersville, GA) | September 14th, 2006
    I bought and installed the Kit myself. I'm not a first rate mechanic but I do have some skill. After some extremly helpful support from Maxair all went well and the results were well worth the money. The Bike sounds great and you can actually hear it breathe. Just had a Dyno done yesterday and the mechanic was impressed, first that I did the work myself, second that the bike runs so strong and he was really impressed with the torgue peak. Very Good investment. Bob Maloney Cartersville Georgia
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    Awseome Performance
    Jesse Sutton Jr (Mineral Wells, TX) | July 26th, 2006
    All I can say is, WOW! I was not pleased with the performance of previous air kit although it looked great. So after finding this site and reading the forums for this product I took the plunge and never looked back. This has been by far the best mod I have done to my bike yet. Even though I thought this was alot of money for so little parts, I realized that I was also getting a researched and developed product, and WOW it was worth it. Thanks to Lee and all who developed this kit. BUY THIS KIT, YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!
    Verified Buyer
    a very wise investment
    Dean Skorski (,) | May 2nd, 2006
    After considering trading in my 2004 V Star 1100 Classic for a more powerful bike, I finally decided to try to improve the performance with an air kit. I researched this until I found the Maxair web site. I read through the reviews for the Predator kit and made up my mind to send an email to Lee Sutherburg to get additional information about his product. I was very pleased to get a quick response from a very busy guy. I ended up buying the Predator Pro kit for my bike. The installation went smoothly and the bike started without hesitation. This bike is not the same bike I bought. On roads where I used to run in 5 th gear, I now run in 4th, and sometimes even 3rd. There is so much more power available versus the stock configuration. A lot of the reviewers mention a needed 6 th gear; those thoughts disappear with this kit. The forum associated with this company is the absolute best I have ever dealt with. When you have a question or a concern, an answer is usually only a few clicks away. Since the initial installation, the instructions for this kit have changed. The Maxair Garage Manager advised me on what to do to get the most out of the Predator Pro kit. I made those changes and there is even a bit more power and throttle response. I hit 60 mph easily in 3 rd gear and the engine had more to deliver. The stock setup could never have done this with my 225 pound frame on the saddle. I also purchase the faux air cleaner for my bike and I can tell you that, all by itself, gets looks from all kinds of motorcycle enthusiasts. One final word on this – I know there are other kits out there that may be able to deliver similar performance, but the level of expertise associated with the technical support forum cannot be matched by any other company. It was a very wise investment and a very happy one too. Dean Skorski

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