Harley repair shop goes full-throttle
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Street Lethal Industries owner Risha Eryavec works on a 1976 Harley Davidson Shovelhead chopper motor.
Street Lethal Industries owner Risha Eryavec works on a 1976 Harley Davidson Shovelhead chopper motor.
Eryavec works on a custom 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
Eryavec works on a custom 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
There’s a new Harley-Davidson mechanic in town.

Risha Eryavec, of Santa Cruz, opened the doors of Street Lethal Industries at 5042 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. B, on Aug. 6 and hopes his experience with choppers and street bikes takes in the area.

“I have been working on machines for most of my life,” said Eryavec, 34. “I started working on cars when I was 11 years old.”

After high school, he got a job as a car mechanic, but he quickly learned the downfalls of the profession.

“I got sick and tired of crawling under cars that were broken,” Eryavec said.  

Then he switched to working on motorcycles.

“Guys will bring you their bikes so they don’t break,” he said, pointing out the difference between maintenance and repair.

For the past 15 years, Eryavec has specialized in Harley-Davidson repair and customization. A motorcycle techie, he knows the ins and outs of Harley-Davidson computer systems, and his shop is set up with advanced programs that allow him to fine-tune the bikes.

He started his shop after working as a lead mechanic at a shop in the Silicon Valley for the past 10 years.

“It took me this long to get to the point where I can do my own work and have room for my own type of clients,” he said.

Eryavec rides a highly-tuned Harley FXR and loves the chopper, barebones culture of riding, but he also has a fondness for high-performance sport bikes. 

“I’m unconventional with the types of things I do, but I’m also very personable,” he said. “I want to get to know my clients.”

For information: 438-0413

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JJ Moore
September 10, 2012
good job Risha, your a hard worker no matter what you do. someone tell Vista Del Homo he doesnt know what hes talking about and to get a life
Jennifer S.
September 08, 2012
Right On Risha! Congratulations!
Jill Fiamma
September 07, 2012
Way to go, Risha! You've worked so hard and absolutely deserve this! Congrats on the new shop!
Vista Del Hoggo
September 06, 2012
Wanna be biker rattles whole park with drunken open pipe exhibitions he makes run worse than dog droppings.
September 08, 2012
Vista del hago....... Your thinking of the wrong biker!

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