Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Best UTVs At The Lake Of The Ozarks

Surdyke Yamaha is proud to provide you with the best UTVs at the Lake of the Ozarks, but that's not all we provide! We also love giving you the chance to test out these rides with amazing events like the Spring Fling UTV Event. Surdyke's Annual Spring Fling Event is open to all makes and models of UTVs and gives you a chance to see these vehicles in action. Here are the details for the April 30 event and a few models of UTVs we carry at our Osage Beach motorsport showroom.

2017 Spring Fling UTV Event

What: Surdyke's Spring Fling UTV Event
Where: River Bottom MX Park
When: April 30
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Surdyke Yamaha presents the 2017 Spring Fling UTV Event! Lake of the Ozarks MX course will be set up to accommodate UTVs and SideXSides. River Bottom MX Park will be open Saturday, April 29 for trail riding and practice. On Sunday, April 30 there will be various timed events from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Campsites are available for $25 on Saturday night or there is a $12 entry fee per person on the day of the event. Free food and drinks are available on Sunday for those that preregister on www.SurdykeYamaha.com. This event is open to all makes and models of UTVs and SideXSides. Come have some good clean and dirty fun with Surdyke Yamaha!

UTVs At Surdyke Yamaha

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R SS SE
The YXZ1000R SS SE shifts the pure sport Side-by-Side class to another level with fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium X2 shocks, bead lock wheels, eye-catching color scheme and more. Yamaha breaks new ground with Yamaha Sport Shift, a sequential 5-speed manual transmission featuring Yamaha Chip Controlled Shift (YCC-S) technology. This system combines the power, durability and efficiency of a traditional manual transmission with an advanced automatic clutch system that replaces the foot-operated clutch pedal with sporty paddle shifters mounted to the steering column. Plus, a Launch System provides for thrilling take-offs.

2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS
The Wolverine R-Spec EPS features an aggressive, compact look and is designed to be the most capable off-road recreation side-by-side. It 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. The automotive style cab and driving position featuring all-new soft, supportive and secure high-back bucket seats provide a comfortable and secure driving experience not only for the drive but for the passenger as well.  

2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
The YXZ1000R SE doesn't just reset the bar for sport side-by-sides, it is proof that Yamaha is the leader in powersports performance. Featuring a new 998cc inline triple engine mated to a 5-speed sequential shift gearbox with On-Command 4WD, massive FOX Racing Shox suspension front and rear and styling the competition can't touch, the YXZ1000R SE is in a class by itself - the only true pure sport SxD ever developed. The YXZ1000R SE cab features plush cut-and-sew high-back seats with extra lateral support and outside shoulder bolsters, and the cockpit is built to provide a balanced combination of secure confidence with comfort.

At Surdyke Yamaha, we're proud to offer the best bikes and boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. From dirt bikes and ATVs to sport bikes and scooters, Surdyke Yamaha is the place to go for all things fun! The best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is also your dirt bike and ATV dealer. At Surdyke Yamaha, we love getting you out in nature, whether that's on land or in water. Visit us in Osage Beach to see our entire selection and let our experienced sales team help you find the perfect outdoor toy for your lifestyle. Don't forget to preregister for the 2017 Spring Fling UTV Event at www.SurdykeYamaha.com!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Personal Watercraft Safety Tips

Although personal watercraft (PWC) may seem small, they come with some big responsibility. With the horsepower of a large outboard engine and the acceleration of a motorcycle, PWCs are not toys. It's important to know how to safely operate your PWC to ensure a fun and safe day out on the water. Surdyke Yamaha wants to make sure you have the best time out on the Lake of the Ozarks whether you're cruising on a boat or catching wakes on a PWC. If you're hopping on a small, but mighty, PWC, here are a few things to keep in mind to have a safe and exciting time.

Wear a life jacket
While enjoying your time on your PWC, make sure you always wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest. Ensure your life jacket fits properly, as concussions and head trauma could happen if you're in a collision while on your PWC, so you'll want to be able to stay afloat in case it happens to you.

Always be on the lookout
With the wind and water in your face, especially in high-use, choppy water, it can be hard to see downed skiers, swimmers and even boats. In addition, PWCs can be a lot smaller than boats, so don't assume they'll be able to see you. Large vessels should always be given priority.Be on the lookout and try to stay one step ahead.

Don't drink & drive
Just like when driving a car, don't operate your PWC after consuming alcohol or drugs. This will help keep you and other safe while out on the Lake. Operating a PWC is a lot different than operating a boat. You need to be able to maintain balance and think quickly, and alcohol and drugs could affect your ability to do so.

Learn your PWC
Almost all PWCs have a stop-engine function, commonly found on a lanyard that'll attach to your wrist. However, not all PWCs stop the same way. Don't assume the watercraft will stop quickly or that you'll be able to turn after the engine is off. Test these functions before you need to use them, so you'll know how to control your PWC in the case of an emergency stop.

Know the law
Just like with boating laws, PWC laws differ from state to state. In the state of Missouri, if you were born after January 1, 1984, must have an NASBLA boating safety ID to operate a personal watercraft. Persons at least 14 years of age can operate a PWC with an ID and those under 14 must have someone at least 16 years on the craft with them. However, the PWC industry recommends driver be at least 16 years or older. For more information on Missouri personal watercraft laws, visit www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/30600001421.HTML.

Operating a PWC is a lot different than operating a boat, and hopefully, with these tips and a safe boating course, you'll be ready to hit the Lake this summer! At Lake of the Ozarks' best watercraft dealer, we want to make sure you always have a good time no matter the season. While we love our land vehicles, we can't wait for boating season to kick into high gear! Visit the best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks and let Surdyke Yamaha help you get ready for the summer.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Brunches Around The Lake

Easter weekend will be here before we know it! If you are going to be at the Lake this weekend to celebrate, there will be a few restaurants around town holding an Easter Brunch. This is a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoy your favorite Easter favorites and not have to worry about cooking or cleaning! You'll be able to enjoy a delicious meal and still have time to spend your day out riding ATVs or boating at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are all the details on the Easter Brunches happening around the Lake of the Ozarks.

Easter Weekend at Old Kinderhook

A fun-filled Easter weekend at Old Kinderhook. Saturday includes golf specials with prizes, kid's putting contest, Easter bunny visit & pictures, Easter Egg coloring, Egg Hunt, Easter Olympics and Bunny Bonfire. Sunday there will be a sunrise service, Easter Bunny visit & pictures, Easter Brunch, golf specials with prizes.

When: April 15 - 16
Where: Old Kinderhook
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reservations: 573-317-4314

Captain Ron's Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Join Captain Ron's bar and grill for Easter Brunch from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Easter Egg Hunt at noon.

When: April 16
Where: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Reservations: 573-374-5852

Easter Brunch at Lake Valley

Traditional Breakfast items, omelet station, salads, potatoes, vegetable, 3 entrees and assorted desserts.

When: April 16
Where: Lake Valley Country Club
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Reservations: 573-346-7213

Easter Brunch at Osage National

Easter Brunch with all the expected favorites.

When: April 16
Where: Osage National Golf Resort
Time: 11:00 AM
Reservations: 573-365-1950 ext. 23

Easter Brunch at Tan-Tar-A Resort

Join Tan-Tar-A Resort for a fabulous Easter Brunch in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations are required.

When: April 16
Where: Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reservations: 573-348-8619

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at The Lodge of Four Seasons

Celebrate Easter at HK's Restaurant at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Families can visit with the Easter Bunny before hunting for Easter Eggs.

When: April 16
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Reservations: 573-365-8509

Easter Brunch at H. Toad's

H. Toad's Easter Buffet will be held on Easter Sunday. Bring the whole family!

When: April 16
Where: H. Toad's Bar & Grill at Camden on the Lake
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Reservations: 573-365-5620

Easter Brunch at Inn at Grand Glaize

Bring your friends and family and join the Inn at Grand Glaize for a special brunch at J D Waddles.

When: April 16
Where: Inn at Grand Glaize
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Reservations: 573-348-4731

Easter at Shawnee Bluff Winery

Hop on over to Shawnee Bluff Winery for Easter Brunch and family fun! There are two options for brunch including waffles or eggs benedict. There will be live music from Spontaneous Duo of Adam & Josh and fun festive lawn games for all on Studio Hill.

When: April 16
Where: Shawnee Bluff Winery
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (live music from 1:00 - 4:00 PM)
Reservations: 573-365-9935

Happy Easter from Surdyke Yamaha

Your Lake of the Ozarks marine dealership wants to take this time to wish you and your family a Happy Easter! We hope your holiday weekend is spent with friends and family and out enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Get Your Bike Back On The Road

The beginning of spring marks the first time many motorcyclists are taking their bikes out of storage. While we have already had a few nice days these past few months, the Lake of the Ozarks is on the crest of having continuously nice spring days. This means that more bikes will be out and about enjoying the weather. Before you hit the road this spring, there are a few things you do first.

1. Change The Fluids

Motorcycles require lots of different fluids for them to run smoothly from oil and gas to hydraulic and brake fluids. Checking the fluids at the end of a long winter is much more than just making sure all the reservoirs are full. Fluids that are left sitting for a couple of months may degrade, so it's important to look for changes in color and consistency and replace any fluid that looks dirty or different than it did when you first put it in. If you winterized your bike correctly, you would have either drained the fuel or added a fuel stabilizer. If you did drain your tank, take a look inside and check for any rust, gunk or condensation that could cause problems later. Refill your tank before you start it up, to make sure the gas running through the system is as fresh as possible.

 2. Check The Battery

The most common issue with bikes sitting all winter long tends to be the batteries. Cold weather can be hard on a bike's battery. To prepare for the first post-winter ride, make sure your battery is still in good condition. The terminals should be clean and free of dust, dirt and corrosion, and make sure the connections are secure.

3. Look For Winter Wear

Cold temperatures can be tough on a number of different motorcycle parts, so it's important to do a thorough inspection of the parts before taking it out. Be sure to check:

- Hoses for cracks, bulges or leaks.
- Throttle for smooth movement.
- Cables for damage like kinks or fraying.
- Levers and pedals for braking or bending.

4. Spring Maintenance

While ensuring the bike's parts are in good condition, it's best to also take the time to do some maintenance on it. Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires lose pressure slowly over time, plus the weather changes can also affect the pressure in the tires. Improper tire pressure can make the motorcycle more difficult to handle and increase wear and tear on the tires. In addition to making sure the tires are properly inflated, check for cracks, dry rot or any other damage. After checking the tires, take some time to inspect the brake pads and lines. Test the front and rear brakes separately to make sure they work and listen for scraping or squealing. The brake line should be free of any cracks and leaks. Your safety depends on other drivers being able to see you. Make sure the headlights, brake lights, turn signals and flashers are all working and connected securely. In addition, make sure the lenses are clean and test both the high and low beams.

5. Have The Proper Safety Equipment

Before your first ride of the season, check your helmet for any cracks, dents or other damage, and make sure the inner lining and clean. Try on your leathers to make sure they still fit comfortably. Having the proper safety equipment is important, as they could help save your life if anything were to happen while out riding.

If you need any new gear for the spring riding season, visit our showroom in Osage Beach or visit us 24/7 at www.SurdykeYamaha.com. Surdyke Yamaha has everything you need for adventures on land and water! We have everything you need for summer days spent out on the Lake, as well as everything you need for your biking and ATVing excursions. Let's ride!

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