Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Yamaha Models for New 2016 Adventures

Happy New Year from the Surdyke Yamaha Team! We've had a long vacation, and a chance to enjoy our families through the holidays. Now we're rested up we're ready to make 2016 even better than 2015! With fabulous new boats, ATVs, motorcycles and more, we know that this year will be full of amazing adventures and great events. To help make your adventures more memorable, we'd love to feature a few of the new models that have come out!

2016 Boats

Surdyke Yamaha has been providing the best boats at the Lake of the Ozarks for years, and we're proud to show you these new models. They're already making waves in the boat and fishing world, and we can't wait to get you out on the water in one of these beauties.

2016 Yamaha AR192

Engine Type Single 1.8 L SUPER HIGH OUTPUT
Displacement 1812cc

Length Overall 19 ft.
Beam 8 ft.
Draft 13 in.
Dry Weight 2183 lb.
Max Person Capacity 8 persons
Fuel Capacity 30 gal.
Impeller / Prop 3-blade, stainless steel
Max Carry Load 1240 lb.

2016 Yamaha SX240 High Output

Engine Type Twin 1.8 L High Output
Displacement 1812cc

Length Overall 24 ft.
Beam 8 ft. 6 in.
Draft 14.8 in.
Dry Weight 3605 lb.
Max Person Capacity 12 persons
Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
Impeller / Prop 3-blade, stainless steel
Max Carry Load 2698 lb.

2016 ATV

The YXZ1000R has made quite a scene as being a great tool for anyone. It's a unique model and we're glad to have one in the showroom for you. We also continue to provide many other units that are ideal for getting your game out of the woods and enjoying the great outdoors. We stock the best ATVs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want you to make sure and check out this unit.
Engine Type DOHC Inline three-cylinder; 12 valves
Displacement 998cc
Bore and Stroke 80.0mm x 66.2mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Yamaha Fuel injection (YFI); three 41mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic disc
Front Tire Maxxis® MU09 27 x 9.00R-14
Rear Suspension Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®
Rear Brakes Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Tire Maxxis® MU10 27 x 11.00R-14

Dry Weight Curb Weight: 1541 lb.
Wheelbase 90.6 in.
Front Travel 16.2 in.
Rear Travel 17.0 in.
Ground Clearance 12.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 9.0 gal.
Box Capacity 300 lb.

Transmission 5-speed sequential manual external transmission; wet multi-plate clutch, external flywheel
Drive System Yamaha On-Command; 3-way locking differential; selectable 2WD and 4WD with diff lock; shaft drive
Colors Yamaha Yellow/White w/Suntop

2016 Motorcycle

2016 is your year to take life by the handlebars and ride all year long! This amazing bike has a lot going for it, and we're excited to see how much you'll enjoy riding yours not only in 2016 but 2017, 2018, 2019 and longer. Visit our showroom for many other great motorcycles at the Lake of the Ozarks and we'll help you find the perfect match for your wild side!

2016 SurdykeFZ-07

Engine Type DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valves
Displacement 689cc
Bore and Stroke 80.0mm x 68.6mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Yamaha Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Front Suspension 41mm fork; 5.1-in travel
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm
Front Tire 120/70ZR17
Rear Suspension Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel
Rear Brakes Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Rear Tire 180/55ZR17

Dry Weight Curb Weight: 397 lb.
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal.
Wheelbase 55.1 in.
MPG 58 mpg
Seat Height 31.7 in.
Trail 3.5 in.
Rake 24.8 deg.

Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

Colors Raven, Matte Silver

Make Memories in 2016

Surdyke Yamaha has been making memories at the Lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years with our boats, ATVs, and bikes. Not only do we give you the tools necessary to enjoy the land and the water, but we keep you out there enjoying it for years to come. Our maintenance team has worked tirelessly to provide the best service in 2015 and will continue to do so in 2016. Our parts department and sales team have been keeping you informed not only on the parts to keep your toys up and running, but they're ready to help you upgrade when the time comes. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation. Happy New Year from our family to yours!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fun Christmas Traditions From Around the World

There are many different ways that people celebrate this fun holiday. While some traditions stay the same, like food, family and St. Nick, there are many aspects that are unique to different parts of the world. From waiting until January and celebrating a "good witch" who brings gifts, to some areas who don't even know about Christmas. Check out these interesting Christmas facts to help get you in the Christmas spirit.


Christmas is not widely celebrated in China. A few of the larger cities may celebrate the holiday with trees, lights and decorations, but the majority of rural areas don't know about it. Ironically, most Christmas decor is made in China, but they may not even know what they're making!


Merry Christmas in French is "Joyeux Noël". They use nativity cribs to decorate their homes throughout December, and nativity figures are sold at the fairs around town. Yule logs, made out of cherry wood are burned in their homes throughout the night in case Mary and Jesus happened to come through. The large Christmas meal is eaten late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning after Mass, and could consist of roasted turkey with chestnuts, roast goose, oysters, foie gras, lobster, venison, and cheese.


A large part of German celebrations at Christmas is the Advent calendar. They can be made of many different materials, from paper to fir wreaths. Christmas trees are also a big part of their celebration, and in many cases are decorating secretly by the mother. While we normally think that the glass pickle tradition is from Germany, many Germans haven't heard of it. Between Christmas and New Years, the famous ski jumping "Four Hills Tournament" happens in Germany and Austria.


Family's spend this holiday together eating and enjoying each other. Christmas Eve is generally it is a day of fasting, ended by a light meal in the evening. Though the biggest celebration happens on January 6th, for Epiphany with La Befana, a kind old witch. The tale says that she followed the wise men around looking for the baby Jesus and then got lost, so she checks every home looking for him and leaving gifts along the way.

Merry Christmas From Surdyke Yamaha

There are so many fun and unique ways to celebrate Christmas. No matter what traditions you enjoy around Christmas we hope that you get to spend time enjoying your friends, family, and delicious food. All of our locations will be closed until January 2nd at 9 AM. You can still place orders online and they will be shipped when the office opens up. Remember that Surdyke Yamaha is the best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks and we would love to see you after the holidays! From boats to PWC's and ATV's at the Lake of the Ozarks we have toys to fit the whole family. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

FREE SHIPPING & 20% Off at Surdyke Yamaha!

Surdyke Yamaha would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and say thank you for another great year. Though all of our locations will be closed from 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve, to 9:00 AM January 2nd, our online shop is still open! If you need to get your last minute Christmas gifts at the Lake of the Ozarks and stocking stuffers, you can get them before Christmas Eve. You can also order them online, though, remember that they will be delayed till January 2nd. Check out these great items you can get for the adventurer in your family!

Christmas Gifts for YOUR Adventurer

Places your online order before January 1st, and receive 20% off, and (delayed) FREE SHIPPING on your order! Happy New Year from the Surdyke Yamaha Family!

Baseball T-Shirt

This screened 3/4 raglan sleeve baseball shirt has a contrasting ribbed collar and sleeves. This is an official licensed Yamaha product, and will be a great gift for a friend or family member.

Coolmax Cauz Thin Socks

Foxs industry leading Coolmax motocross sock is available in a thick and thin version for a custom fit. This offers more freedom and less bulk. They are also built for friction absorption, moisture management, and durability.

FX-90 Extol Helmet

The lightweight composite poly-alloy shell has a fully removable liner and cheek pads. There is seven-point high-flow ventilation, a D-ring with chin strap holder, and a patented shield design.

Sinister X5 Goggles by 509®

  • Completely redesigned frame to provide the absolute maximum field of vision and to slope perfectly to the contours of your face, while minimizing the amount of frame in your field of view.
  • Permanent fog free coating on a dual Polycarbonate (PC) anti-scratch lens.

180 Vicious Jersey

Moisture wicking polyester main body fabric for enhanced performance and comfort. There are vented side panels for enhanced airflow, asymmetrical mesh collar, and light polyester cuff.
With lightweight nylon lining, detachable, fully sleeved, water-resistant wind liner with phone and patch pockets, you'll find that this is a great gift to get the person in your life who never stops riding - even in the cold.

Sahara Pants

Oversized knee area with full grain genuine leather panels, and reinforced high denier nylon in high wear areas. Pre-bent ergonomic pant design with spandex stretch panels.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Surdyke Yamaha!

We are family-owned and operated and conveniently located in Osage Beach, MO. Surdyke Yamaha can provide you with the latest and best in Powersports at the Lake of the Ozarks to make your outdoor living more enjoyable. From the most recent in ATV technology to the hottest new snowmobiles, we can help you find the recreational vehicle that's made for you. Combine this wide array of selections with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and we're convinced Surdyke Yamaha will become your only stop for all of your power sports needs.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

The Perfect Christmas Gift - A BOAT!

Surdyke Yamaha is your one stop shop for amazing gifts for any of the adventurers in your life. From small gifts like riding apparel, to large gifts like a brand new jet boat, we're sure you'll be able to find something for that special someone in your life. If you are looking for the gift that will blow them out of the water, we have two jet boats that will make Christmas wonderful! Though a new boat won't fit under the tree, it will certainly look good in the driveway. Here are the recent reviews for two of our jet boat models.

2016 242X E Series

This new, high-performance wake boat boasting cutting-edge electronics, innovative technologies, and advanced wake control functions. Standard features include Yamaha's triple ballast system, award-winning Connext™ interface featuring new Drive Control and a powerful 1,000-watt stereo with sound bar, subwoofer, and 18 premium speakers.


Engine Type Twin 1.8 L, HIGH OUTPUT
Displacement 1812cc


Length Overall 24 ft.
Beam 8 ft. 5 in.
Draft 18.5 in.
Dry Weight 4032 lb.
Max Person Capacity 12 persons
Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
Impeller / Prop 3-blade, stainless steel
Max Carry Load 2698 lb.


Glastron's GTS 187

Get in the cockpit of this jet boat for the thrill of a lifetime. The GTS 187 delivers all the great benefits of a jet: shallow water operation, quick acceleration, and immediate directional response, just to name a few.


Length Overall 19 ft. 6 in. (5.95 m)
Beam 7 ft. 5 in. (2.26 m)
Draft 14 in. (36 cm)
Dry Weight 2040 lb. (925 kg)
Max Person Capacity 8 Persons
Fuel Capacity 27 gal. (102 L)
Max Carry Load 1200 lb. (544 kg)

Buy a Boat at the Lake of the Ozarks

A new boat can be in your future when you buy with Surdyke Yamaha. We've been selling boats at the lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years, and we are proud to be keeping you on the water through thick and thin. Boating season will be back before you know it, so it's better to start the paperwork today. Visit our marina today and our team can walk you through the process of owning a new boat. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Preparing Your Motorcycle For Winter

The temps are dropping and winter is showing signs of its arrival. If you haven't already winterized your bike, now is the time to do it. Even if you have already prepared your bike for hibernation, there are a few things that you'll need to remember to do even throughout the winter season. A little bit of maintenance through the year can save you a lot of headache in the Spring when you're ready to ride. Check out these tips to help get your bike stored properly, and keep it in good condition till you can take it on the road again.

5 Steps for Winterizing Your Motorcycle

1. Clean Your Bike

It may seem redundant to clean a bike and then put it away where no one can see it, but it's important to get all of the surfaces clean. Give you bike a good wash down and dry everything off, you can also use a leaf blower to get all of the nooks and crannies dry. If bug guts and water spots sit on the surface of the paint, it can speed up the corrosion process. After all of the water is dry, wax down your bike to protect from and future moisture. Did you know that the "WD" in  WD-40 stands for water displacement? You can use WD-40 on all exposed surfaces of your bike to displace water and protect.

2. Check the Fluids, Change the Oil, and Replace Filters

It's better for your bike to hibernate with clean oil in it's system than dirty, broken down oil. Plus, if you change your oil now, your bike will be ready to ride in the Spring. You can also consider removing the spark plugs and putting a little squirt of oil in the holes, then turn the engine over a few times. This will help coat the cylinder walls. Once everything is coated you can replace the spark plugs.

3. Prepare Your Fuel System for Winter

Untreated gas, left in your fuel over long periods of time can get gunky. Protect your tank by adding fuel stabilizer to the gas. You can even ride down to the gas station and fill your bike up, add the stabilizer and then on the ride home it will mix and run through your fuel system. You can pick up a bottle of stabilizer here at Surdyke Yamaha, as well as any other bike accessories you may have forgotten about.

4. Care For Your Battery

You don't want to leave your battery plugged in all winter long, as it will cause the battery to self-discharge. You can either pull the battery out and store it in a cool dry place, or you can get a battery tender at Surdyke Yamaha. The tender keeps the battery topped off without overcharging, and you can use the tender while the batter is still left in the bike all winter long.

5. Protect Your Tires

If left unattended for the entire winter season, you tires can develop flat spots from sitting in one place for too long. There are a few ways you can protect your tires through this season, the first is to get some good motorcycle stands at Surdyke Yamaha. At the very least you need a rear wheel stand to keep the back wheel off the concrete, but we also recommend having a motorcycle center stand to keep both wheels up simultaneously. If you don't get any stands for your bike, it's best to go out at least once a month and roll it forward or backward a few inches. If you will be storing your bike on a concrete surface, remember that moisture from the concrete can also damage your wheels. The best way is with any of the stands we've mentioned above, or by putting pieces of carpet or plywood down under each wheel.

Don't be like this guy...

Motorcycle Winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks

Surdyke Yamaha is a proud supplier of Yamaha parts and accessories, and we want to keep you out on the road enjoying nature as long as possible, but when winter hits, we have what you need to care for your bike. From stands to stabilizers you can get your bike ready for the winter months with our motorcycle parts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Remember that now might be a good time to buy that bike of your dreams. The market can be lower in the winter, which means you could get a better deal on a sweet new motorcycle at the Lake of the Ozarks. Visit our showroom today and check out our amazing bike selection, as well as stock up on parts, accessories and gear for the winter season.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gobble Up The Savings with Surdyke Yamaha!

The season of giving is fast approaching, so we want to take a minute to talk about all of the things we're thankful for. We have fun while working, and that's because we work with such a great group of people and have amazing customers. We would like to express our "Thanks" to the great family of customers that have helped us through the most successful year in our history. We are hosting a huge Thanksgiving Weekend Sale to thank you for being such fantastic customers.

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

  • Marine Accessories are up to 50% off
  • A huge selection of helmets, tires, and biking apparel all for 20-30% off
  • 20-30%  of slightly rented pontoons and waverunners
  • Buy  one get one FREE on oils, spark plugs, batteries and other MUST HAVE items
  • 30% off all light bars
  • All Strider bikes are 20% off
  • 30% off all snowplows
  • 30% off motorcross gear

What Surdyke Yamaha Is Thankful For...

The New Yamaha YXZ1000r
This new unit has us so thankful for fun new toys! It's bold, exciting and powerful. You'll want to add this to your Christmas list for sure, you'll be thankful that you did.

Sunny Days When We Can Enjoy Our Toys
The weather may have started to cool down, but we are always thankful for sunny days when we can still use our boats, bikes and more!

ATVs That Help Haul In Our Hunt
This hunting season has been exciting for many of us here at Surdyke Yamaha, with Greg bringing in this big buck on his very on Yamaha ATV. If you love to hunt as much as we do, we're sure you'll love having an ATV of your own.

Great Yamaha Gear
From apparel to parts, we LOVE our Yamaha products! They make great Christmas gifts for the adventurer in your life, and they are certainly a reason to be thankful. Don't miss out on the Black Friday sales at the Lake of the Ozarks!

An Awesome Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Boat So the "Big One" Doesn't Get Away
We love a great boat that makes fishing all the more comfortable and fun. There is a wonderful selection of boats in our showroom, and our amazing team can help you find the perfect fit. From matching a boat to your personality, activities and  budget, we will work hard to make sure your new boat will be something you're VERY thankful for!

The Lake of the Ozarks
We're thankful to be based out of the Lake, and provide new boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. This area is a wonderful place to enjoy every aspect of the outdoors, from boating down the main channel to riding through the woods on an ATV. We're thankful to be living here.

Happy Thanksgiving from Surdyke Yamaha

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, and we'd love to see you this weekend for our BIG sale! Our team is ready to help supply you with amazing deals and steals, from small spark plugs to BIG boats! We have quite the shopping trip planned out for you this weekend, so make sure you stop by and grab these great savings!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Surdyke's Dirt Fest 2015

If you're looking for a fun time, and a chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, Surdyke Yamaha is proud to present Dirt Fest! This all day event is hosted at the River Bottom MX Dirtbike and ATV Race Track at the Lake of the Ozarks. This family-friendly event will be a great chance to get out and get dirty, plus try some demo rides and hang out with friends. You won't want to miss this fun event!

The Dirty Details

This all-day, family-friendly event is on Saturday, November 22nd. From 9 AM to 5 PM you can enjoy all of the fun activities, food and more for FREE. That's right, this is a totally FREE EVENT! You'll get the chance to demo our ATV's, dirt bikes, side x sides', and more. There will even be an on-site poker run! You can bring your own bikes or TRY OURS! Not to mention the great bonfire and hayrides, Greg Surdyke's FAMOUS chili dogs, and more! Everyone is welcome, but you MUST pre-register so that we can provide enough food. Register on our website, or contact the Surdyke Yamaha store at 573-348-WAVE.

River Bottom MX

This dirt bike and ATV course is a great place to go and enjoy the day. Missouri has some of the toughest terrains, and also some of the toughest riders in the country. The life experience rewards are great and now some additional monetary reward are being offered to keep the Missouri Hare Scramble Championship on the cutting edge.We are proud to be supporting this great track, and hope to see you all there this weekend!

River Bottom MX is brought to you by
  • "Off Road Riders Matter" 
  • "Getting kids off the street and in the dirt." 
  • Sponsored by Surdyke Yamaha & Marina

Best ATV Dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you're looking for the best ATV's at the Lake of the Ozarks, you come to a place you can trust. Surdyke Yamaha has been providing you great equipment for over 40 years, and we're not going to stop now. In fact, when you purchase anything from Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation. From boats to dirtbikes, we love getting you out in nature, getting your hands dirty, and enjoying life. Come visit our showroom, and let our experienced team help you find the perfect outdoor toy for your lifestyle! Don't forget to pre-register for FREE, for Dirt Fest 2015 on our website or at our store in Osage Beach, MO!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

5 Myths About Financing a New Boat

One of the greatest things about living at the Lake of the Ozarks is the LAKE OF THE OZARKS. People travel from all over the country to vacation, play and relax on this Lake. When you own a boat the possibilities for fun are endless. From wakeboarding to cruising down the main channel, you can enjoy so many different aspects of the Lake when you have a boat. If you've always thought the dream of owning a boat is too far out of reach — think again.

There are many myths floating around about buying and financing a new boat, but don't believe everything you hear. We're going to dispel a few of the myths, and who you that buying a new boat is easier and more affordable than ever.

Myth: I can't afford a new boat.

Fact: Just as you can finance a car, you can finance your boat. By choosing to finance, you have opened the possibility of getting a nicer and larger vessel than if you were trying to save on your own. Another interesting fact is that financing is becoming much more affordable. Depending on your individual circumstances (credit score, income, and choice of boat), sometimes the monthly payment can be less than $300.

Myth: My credit score is too low

Fact: Your credit score is only too low if you have NO credit score - and even then, you're not entirely out of options. Many finance companies can work with your individual situation to make financing a possibility. In fact, there are a few companies who can even work with bad credit. Every situation is different, and your credit score can impact the monthly payments, but you are not out of options.

Myth: I can't afford a down payment.

Fact: The down payment is based on the age, type and price of the boat you are buying, as well as your own credit profile. Marine lenders are typically looking for 10%-20% down on a boat. Though sometimes there are discounts available through the dealership.

Myth: My trade-in is too old to make it worth my while.

Fact: You'll never know until you actually try! Many marinas will accept boats that are older, as long as their in good condition. After you let the marina inspect your boat, they can give you an estimate, and if you're lucky, it could cover the cost of your down payment! If you want to trade a pre-owned boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call!

Myth: I may be able to finance a boat, but I can't afford the extras that I want.

Fact: When you start the process of financing your boat, many lenders will also include the total price of the extras you want. From mooring covers to depth finders, you can generally have that included in your financing. As an added bonus, some lenders will also include your sales tax in the financing as well. Be sure to ask these questions when you start looking at financing.

It's Time To Buy A New Boat at the Lake Of the Ozarks!

From our helpful staff members to our great selection of new and pre-owned boats and watercraft, we can help you find the perfect match. We've been providing boats at the Lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years, and our experience and our commitment to quality is what keeps you coming back. When you're ready to buy a new boat or PWC, we can help you from beginning to end. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation.

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5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Side x Side Takeover

Side by sides are taking over the market at an alarming speed. They've gone from being utility vehicles, to the luxury sedan of off-roading. At Surdyke Yamaha, we carry several different brands in utility and sport side-by-sides from Yamaha, Odes and Hammerhead. These units range in style and functionality, and because of this flexibility, you'll find that a side-by-side will make an ideal addition to your family. Here are some interesting facts about side-by-sides, as well as a few of our favorite models!

Side-By-Side History

They started out decades ago as handy vehicles for farmers and builders to haul things like lumber and fertilizer. But now, with as many as six seats, roll bars, seat belts and cushy bucket seats, so-called side-by-sides have become the luxury sedan of off-roading. They are so popular with families and baby boomers that they are on pace to soon outsell their smaller and better-known cousins, ATVs.

Get your Side-By-Side at Surdyke Yamaha

We have many great new side x side models in our showroom. From two person speed machines, to family cruisers - you'd love to get in a text drive these baby's! Here are three units that are top notch, and brand, spanking new to the side-by-side family!

2016 Yamaha Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition

With added passenger luxuries, the new Ranch Edition Viking VI raises the bar for comfort and convenience in an already quieter, smoother riding and supremely off-road capable machine.

Top Features

Torquey 700-Class Engine: The Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition is ready to conquer whatever comes its way with a powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC power plant. This engine produces strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power for getting the job done or when hitting the trails.

On-Command® 4WD: Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® 4WD system lets you quickly dial between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD.
Roomy Cabin and Cargo Capacity: The chassis design includes a convenient pass-through floor for greater ease of on-board movement, making it possible to enter and exit the vehicle from either side. The rear cargo bed is made of steel and is designed for a hefty load capacity of 600 pounds.

2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS

The most comfortable and confidence inspiring SxS for extended off-road expeditions in rough, rugged terrain.

Top Features

Aggressive, Compact Look: It's designed to be the most capable off-road recreation side-by-side. The Wolverine R-Spec EPS offers the perfect blend of suspension, handling, drivetrain and chassis working together to give you the ability to traverse rough terrain with confidence and best-in-class comfort.

Independent Suspension: With a class-leading 4-wheel independent suspension with KYB ultra-long-stroke nitrogen gas charged piggyback shocks that provide a very high quality damping feel, excellent bottoming resistance, and best-in-class adjustments to fit a wide range of riding styles, loads, and terrain.
Comfort is maximized: For both the driver and passenger with an automotive-style cab and driving position featuring all-new soft, supportive and secure high-back bucket seats, 3-point seat belts, an adjustable passenger handhold and dedicated floorboards that provide a comfortable and secure driving experience.

When you're ready to purchase your new side-by-side, you want to come to a place you can trust. Surdyke Yamaha has been in business for over 40 years, and we KNOW Yamaha's. From maintenance, to having fun, we know the ins and outs of this machinery like the back of our hand. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation - we'll treat you right, and match you with a perfect, new side-by-side.

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Thursday, October 29, 2015

How to Get Your Boat Ready For Winter

Winterizing your boat at the Lake of the Ozarks could the difference between enjoying the water next year or being landlocked for a time. In fact, winter can be harder on your watercraft than summer! Being consistently used allows the pieces to stay pliable and the systems lubricated. When stuck in your shed all winter everything is given the chance to get hard, or even worse - rusted. Here are a few things you'll want to do to make sure that you don't have any unnecessary hiccups next Spring when you're ready to take the boat out.

Clean the Machine

A clean boat is going to handle it's vacation better than one that hasn't been cleaned. Be sure to get the top sides, bottom and deck, plus you can clean all of the hardware and trim. If you're feeling extremely productive you can put a coat of wax on the topsides too! Give your boat a look over, walk around it and inspect for anything that may look suspicious. If you have a fiberglass boat, check for any blistering in the, and be sure to treat and repair the problems. Don't forget to show some love to your Bimini tops, spray hoods and windscreens while you're cleaning too!

Flush and Prepare Your Systems

If you have an inboard or stern drive boat with a raw water cooling system, be sure to thoroughly flush and clean the engine with fresh water to remove dirt and corrosion. We may not live in an extreme climate here at the Lake of the Ozarks, but it can get cold through out the winter. You may want to consider running anti-freeze into the cooling system. Your outboard motor can be flushed with freshwater and all water should be drained from the engine.

Treat Your Engine Right

When you treat your engine properly, it will treat you properly, by continuing to run longer and fuss less. Taking time to clean out your outboard motors will help reduce build up, as well as protect the internal engine components. Do you have questions about how to winterize your outboard motor? Give us a call or shoot us an email, we'd love to help you out.

Check the Engine Oil

You winterizing checklist should include a healthy dose of oil. You'll want to change the oil and the filter on stern drive, inboard engines, and four-stroke outboards. You'll want to make sure that the engine is slightly warmed up to help clear out the sediment with the discarded oil.

Cut Down on Moisture

Check the bilges and removed any standing water, clean up any dirt or oil as well. You'll want to make sure and do this with the lockers, drawers, live wells, fish holds, and storage areas. Clean these areas completely by removing all objects, and then placing commercial moisture absorbents to eliminate mold and mildew. Remove all of the cushions and clean them well, especially underneath, and prop them up on the edge to let the air dry them out and circulate.

Remove and Store

Don't leave any unnecessary "stuff" on board your vessel throughout the winter. If it can be removed, this is a good time to do so. Life jackets, dock lines, fire extinguishers, flares, fenders, skit ropes, and any other gear you tote around on the boat should be cleaned and removed. This will help to eliminate the areas that dust and moisture can gather in the storage areas.

The End of Boating Season is Near...or Is It?

If you're bemoaning the fact that it's about time to put the boat away for the winter - think again! Our units do still need winterized, but if you want to continue using your boat for longer, we can help with that. If you are going to stop using it for any period of time though, you must winterize your units. From new fishing boats at the Lake of the Ozarks, to pre-owned wave runners, we have just the toys you need to enjoying boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come in and visit our showroom and let our friendly staff introduce you to a unit that will add much joy to your life!

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178

Friday, October 23, 2015

Surdyke Yamaha Can Help You Enjoy the Fall Colors

This weekend is going to be the prettiest weekend for fall colors! The trees are absolutely stunning, and the rolling Ozark hills are glowing with warmth and color. In fact, our Surdyke Port 20 is surrounded by this beauty - but it never last long. Before you know it, the leaves will fall and you will have to start raking them.

While the leaves are here, you should enjoy them to their fullest! Here are a few ways Surdyke Yamaha can get you out there enjoying the water, weather and views.

From the Water

Our very own Greg Surdyke enjoying the water!
It's not too late to get out on the water and enjoy the last few drops of Lake life. Even though the temps are dropping, we're still seeing beautiful weather and surprisingly high temps in the afternoons. Surdyke Yamaha has a wonderful selection of Lake toys that you can add to your collection. Here are a few types of units you can enjoy:

From the Road

There's nothing more freeing than getting out on the road to enjoy the brisk breeze and the beautiful colors. Whether you're on a brand new sport bike at the Lake of the Ozarks, or a convenient scooter, both allow you to enjoy the landscapes. The Lake area is famous for the beautiful rolling hills, extraordinary sights and the beautiful fall colors. We have several different models and styles for you to choose from to enjoy your ride.

  • Cruisers
  • Sport Bikes
  • New Scooters
  • Dual Sport
  • Pre-Owned Bikes

From the Woods

For many in the area, one of the best ways to enjoy the fall views is from up above in a tree stand. If you plan to enjoy this season by hunting, you'll want the right tools to get the job done correctly. Using ATVs at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great way to get to your prime hunting spot, and then bring your prize buck back to the homestead. We have many great models that you can enjoy in the woods or out.
  • Dirt Bikes
  • ATVs
  • Go Karts
  • Dual Sport Bikes
  • Side X Side
  • Pre-Owned Models

Surdyke Yamaha

From the Lake to the roads to the woods, Surdyke Yamaha is here to make sure you have the tools necessary to have a good time and get the job done. We've been in business for over 40 years and we pride ourselves on being a five star provider of excellence in the marine and motorcycle field. We are all about having fun and enjoying your time outdoors. This fall is a perfect time to enjoy the weather! If you have been thinking about purchasing a new or used boat, motorcycle or ATV, let Surdyke Yamaha help you out. Because at Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation!

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway       1660 Yamaha Drive                 5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-6575                         (573) 348-9283                      (573) 348-3178