Kegel Harley-Davidson®
7125 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL 61112

815.332.7125
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Below you will find what some of our customers say about our dealership.

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6/11/19

Awesome. Absolutely awesome. Cant be happier than I am with the service and professionalism as well as all the help in getting the right bike for me and my better half as well as the help and questions answered. Was an effortless and amazing buying experience for my first road bike and they made sure I was taken care of. I wouldnt hesitate to tell anybody to go here before going somewhere else for a bike. I didnt know what I wanted and helped make sure the decision was right. Just amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Steven Bookwalter, Belvidere, IL



5/3/19

Great experience at kegels , very happy with my purchase and awesome guys to do business with, if your looking for a bike Johnny Alex is the dude to talk to, hooked both me and my neighbor up with bikes!

Spencer Meyers, Loves park, IL



6/5/18

To start off I want to let everyone know that I was not payed to write the following story. I think you have to say that before you write these.

Long story short I broke down a couple of miles south of the dealership and these guys squeezed me in 15 min before closing time so I could get home which was 2 hours away.

Short story Long, I broke down about 30 miles south of Rockford on my way home from visiting my little sister for her graduation. I called the Harley dealership in Dekalb and they were short staffed and there mechanics left at 5pm. It was 3pm and the tow wouldn't be there for another 2hours. I called Kegel and talked to Eric Johnson and he said that their pretty full at the moment. I explained my situation and what I thought the problem was (bearings went out). Eric said that if i could get there before 6pm (Closing Time) that they will sneak me in. I pulled up at 5:40pm and asked for Eric but he wasn't there. Andrew Alex and Paul Sanderson approached me and asked if I was Cody and that Eric had informed them of my arrival. At that moment my knight in shining armor emerged from the service shop floor, walked up to me, gave me a hardy handshake and told me "Everything is going to be okay". As he spoke these words I sank into his arms and began to sob. Who knew six little words would strip away all of the stresses of my day. As I held Curtis near, smelling of man musk and grease , I realized that he was short on time and the 5 min that I held him was keeping him from doing his job. I ripped myself away and said "Go now, and save my bike". With a confused look and award stares from the other bikers, Curtis strode away and went to work on my bike.

As I watched through the window at Curtis and Kirt Alex performing surgery on my bike, my stress level went up every time they gathered around my bike with puzzled looks. Or when a couple of other guys would come over to look at it. I thought "Oh no, is it worse than I thought? Could I be stuck here for the night? Where would I go? How much is everything going to cost? Will my cats miss me?" Then as I began to pace around a voice as sweet as honey with a cockney accent called to me. It was my new friend Paul Sanderson. He embraced me with his beautiful words and reassured me that they will get it done, even if it takes them to the weeeee hours of the night. I said "I don't want to be a bother and keep everyone from their family" and Andrew Alex leaned over and said "Cody, you are family". My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. The last time I felt this complete was when I dressed my cats and dog up in human clothes and had a stroll in the park. Then out of the blue a wise wizard by the name of Dean H. beckoned me. As I approached I looked into his wise yet youthful eyes and he asked me where I hailed from and I replied with "North Liberty IA" and he said "Safe travels my friend" and in that moment I knew that nothing bad would keep me from getting home to my cats, dog, and wife. He turned, opened the door and disappeared in a cloud of smoke (might have been exhaust fumes) and then he was gone.

After about 40 minutes arduous work, my hero Curtis emerged from the emergency room. With a humbling smile Curtis said "She's all good to go." As he reached for a handshake I quickly slapped his hand away and said "Brothers to shake hands, Brothers hug!" As I pulled Curtis in for another long embrace he figured he had time to explain everything. He said the bearings went bad and messed up the spacer. They didn't have a spacer so one of them went in back and forged a new one. This showed me how dedicated they were to getting me on the road, and off the premises.

As I payed my bill, I asked them how I could ever repay them. I told them that I was going to buy pizza for them and their crew (which I never followed up with). They said that my happiness is payment enough and to spread the word, so all bikers in the area know that they can count on Kegel's Harley Davidson in Rockford IL. As I left they all gathered around and waved me goodbye as I rode off into the sunset.

PS: I made it home and my dog was excited to see me. My cats and wife showed about the same level of love and compassion and didn't notice that I was gone for two days.

Cody McLaughlin, North Liberty, IOWA



3/9/18

If you are looking for a dealer who is friendly and helpful stop here. They are always welcoming and friendly. Ive bought 4 bikes here

Brad Whiting, Rockford, ILLINOIS



3/2/18

This was my first bike purchase from Kegels (my beautiful wife has bought two from them!!) What can I say that hasen't been said It's friggen Kegels family owned for over 100 years!! From the minute you walk in you know your part of the family it doen't matter if your buying a bike a part for your bike or a tee shirt. In closing I just have to say if your looking to make that big purchase of a bike you owe it to yourself to try Kegels first.

James Brian Fortune, Byron, OGLE



1/13/18

We just bought our first bike from Kegels. After renting a few times from Alan we knew we would be buying our bike there, just by the way he treated us. Johnny, Mark and Marvin were tremendous. They weren't pushy or bullish. All they wanted was to fit us with the perfect bike. I've never had a better sales experience. When you walk in their door you are treated so professionally. I recommend them to all my friends. If you're looking for a bike, please check them out, and come home to the family!

Bill Klein, Dixon, IL



2/14/17

This is my third motorcycle purchase from Kegel H-D. I am greeted and treated well by everyone at Kegel. The sale went smoothly from door in to door out. Rich Olson is an awesome salesman! I appreciate a job well done especially by people who love their jobs. Thank you to everyone but a big thank you to: Rich Olson, Eric Johnson, Malcolm Johnson, Gary Brawner, Kenny Kegel and Dean Hageman each one of you went above and beyond to make my purchase smooth, the accessories I wanted were the right fit and my bike was put together ship shape; ready for me to enjoy! I can't wait to put many miles on her.

Karla Stringham, Loves Park, ILLINOIS



11/20/16

A real good place to do business. Everyone knows who you are when you walk in. We are always greeted respectfully and enjoy shopping there. We probably stop in too much, but it's fun to see what's new. We have been customers there for close to 30 years!

BUD SCAMARDO, ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS



11/5/16

I would like to give a BIG THANKS to kurt and the crew in the service dept. Thank-you for taking good care of my 2014 flstc every thing is working the way it should . Thanks for all your hard work, and washing my bike shows CLASS .Your new customer Gregg Fanis

Gregg Fanis, IL



8/18/16

Just brought my bike from Kegel's. Love my bike and the service I got. Johnny Alex helped me find the right bike for me and was very knowledgeable about each bike I looked at. He was laid back and cool, not some pushy sales guy. Even though I bought my bike on consignment, he polished it by hand before I rode away. He took the time to make sure I knew how to use all the many features on my bike and even made sure the new hand grips and highway pegs were put on before I left. If you are looking for a bike, Johnny Alex is the guy to see.

Barry Miller, Rochelle, IL



8/18/16

Just brought my bike from Kegel's. Love my bike and the service I got. Johnny Alex helped me find the right bike for me and was very knowledgeable about each bike I looked at. He was laid back and cool, not some pushy sales guy. Even though I bought my bike on consignment, he polished it by hand before I rode away. He took the time to make sure I knew how to use all the many features on my bike and even made sure the new hand grips and highway pegs were put on before I left. If you are looking for a bike, Johnny Alex is the guy to see.

Barry Miller, Rochelle, IL