Miyata/LX Seat Cover Question

For my trials, I switched my massive DX seat for the sleeker and slimmer LX. There was a small slit in the leather and slowly over time has become a big gash. So I was wondering if i could replace it with the white and green seat cover from UCD seen here… http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=255

How would I go about doing this? Would I need some kind of fancy stapler?


not sure, but i would think the cover would fit… you wont need a stapler. i converted my lx seat to an air saddle, and it would be easy to swap covers…
check out this link: http://www.unicycling.org/airseat/

just get a kh fusion cover for $20 USD for UDC I think it fits

No, you won’t need a stapler. Yes you can use the green and white one from UDC. You should go ahead and convert it to an airseat while you have the cover off. It’s really alot easier than I thought it would be.

Yeah it would work. I don’t think you would like air on your trials seat, but thats your call. I don’t know if the miyata cover is loose enough to put an air pocket in. If you go for an airseat, I’d say get the fusion. If you don’t, the miyata should be able to go on the same way the LX is on, with those little metal clips.

I would also say go for the Fusion cover. The little metal tabs that hold on the cover only bend so many tmes, then they snap off. The Fusion can be changed as often as you like. Also it fits slimmer seats well.

yeah, but i also wanted the green and white cover, to put it on would i have to take out all the staples and then put the back through the miyata and in the same spot?


If the LX’s are the same as they used to be theres little metal prongs that hold the cover on. Bend them so that they grap into the cover. They will only take so many bends before snapping. It’s probably a high enough number that you don’t need to worry, just don’t be too aggressive with them. If enough of them were to fail you would have to wire it on.