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Maxair Predator Pro Kit : Yamaha V Star 1100- ( Includes Euro: Drag Star) All Years - All models
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"BOLT-ON POWER- Maxair ... Delivers"- RoadBike Magazine
(Now "The Motorcycle Mag")
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
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 Adapters
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
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
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
Products we highly recommend to go with the Predator
The 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
Maxair Predator Pro Kit for the Yamaha V Star 1100 - FAQ
What is the Maxair Predator Pro and why should I purchase it for my V Star
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
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
- 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
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
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
- Will the kit come with the exact size jets needed to be compatible with my
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
- Do the
carburetors need to be re-jetted with your system and aftermarket pipes
: 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
- 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
- I would like to know if there is any power increase if I use the stock
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. Cleaner kits may be purchased here
K&N Filter Recharger
- 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 Maxmix screws and why should I
purchase them? The Maxmix screws found here
The Maxmix - Pro Idle Mixture Thumbscrews for Yamaha V Star 1100
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.
- 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? :
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
- 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
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:
RoadBike Magazines 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!
Before 51.7 - After 61 ft !
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.
At Maxair Engineering we pride ourselves on having the best
support in the technical support industry! Since most of our customer install
this product themselves we have earned a reputation for fast reliable technical
support for the Maxair Predator Pro can be found on our Technical Support forum:
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
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!
Scott Caywood (Hutchinson, KS)
K&N Filter Recharger
The Maxmix - Pro Idle Mixture Thumbscrews for Yamaha V Star 1100 & Dragstar 1100
Predator Pro Jet Bump Pak
Average Customer Rating: 101 Testimonials
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All the maxair upgrades!, 5.12.2018
Customer: James Brannon (Woodstock, GA)
I've done the predator pro, ignition module, flame wires, Dyna coils, AIS removal, and of course Barnett clutch on my 04 VStar 1100. Getting 45-50mpg (up from about 35-40mpg)! And more power than I thought this little old 1100 could put out!
Awesome power bust, 10.14.2017
Customer: Tony Kirkland (Mascot, TN)
Changed this out because needed more power and I have so much more take off power. Awesome product!
System consult, 7.2.2016
Customer: Dustin Williams (Redding, Ca.)
I just got off the phone with max, top notch customer service. Wasn't like going in to the yamaha dealership and trying to have any sort of an intelligent conversation with those weiners. Thoroughly satisfied with the service from him. Now to drag my wife out of bed and convince her why I "need" this system
Great Service, Great Product, 8.17.2015
Customer: Corey Gibbons (Wheeling, WV)
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for your help
over the phone. I'm the 24-year-old girl who called asking for the size for the Vstar 1100 Starter Jet and got all of my
questions answered - along with the best customer service I have ever received. I spoke with Max over the phone and he didn't have to look up the OEM jet size for me and could've told me to figure it out on my own since Maxair doesn't
deal with Starter Jets, but he took time out of his day to assist me in what was a very crazy situation. I called the Yamaha dealership that is an hour away to order the parts and got back on the road in no time, faster and smoother than ever.
I will always recommend Maxair and appreciate the drive you have for helping your customers. Getting our bike to breathe and perform better was our goal and we definitely got the results we wanted. Thanks Maxair!
I am no mechanic...., 8.17.2015
Customer: Ed Hutton (Fort Gratiot, Mi)
The included instructions and pictures are great, and the FAQ's and other tech support info on the website was awesome.
I was pleasantly surprised it went so well!
I had previously replaced the stock pipes with some used Vance and Hines slip ons and loved the sound, but no increase in performance and it backfired/popped more. This Predator Pro kit, and Pro Idle mixture thumbscrews was the mod I was looking for. If you follow the directions exactly....and adjust everything as directed, you can't go wrong.
A little adjusting of the idle speed after the install and syncing the carbs made my 2005 V Star 1100 come to life. It runs better BY FAR than it ever has. It is much quicker, idles better, warms up WAY quicker(used to be VERY cold blooded), sounds awesome, and now doesnt even pop or backfire like it used to...(ordered the AIS relocation kit, but it doesn't need it as the backfires are gone...)
I am VERY happy with the improvement and honestly it has exceeded my expectations.
There are thousands of V-Stars out there that could benefit from this kit and I would encourage people to go for it.
Also now I am more encouraged to do other services myself on the bike.
Lee (Max) is very quick in responding to questions, and even called me back personally, when I had a auto reply message that the parts were to be shipped at a later date. He told me the parts were sent that day and the message was wrong...Thats great service.
Thanks Max! I plan to purchase more upgrades from your company in the very near future!
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