My name is Kent Sweeney and I have been an avid motorcyclist for over 25 years. I have been riding and upgrading motorcycles since I began riding at an early age. After graduating high school, I enrolled in Iowa Lakes Community College in Motorcycle Repair. I then graduated with honors and decided to enroll at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ. I graduated with multiple expertise awards at MMI and completed all Professional Harley-Davidson Assessments to date. My first job in the motorcycle business was in Austin, TX at Central Texas Harley-Davidson. After a short time, I became the shop foreman but was quickly offered a job as a motorcycle technician back in my hometown. Deciding to take the position in Waukon, I achieved a Master Technician status in the minimum six years as required by Harley-Davidson. Ten years later while working at Waukon Harley-Davidson, I felt the need to pursue my dreams of owning my own service center which is now Side Street Cycles in Waukon, IA.
My idea of a service center is based on examples that I have noticed throughout my career: