Ooops done it again. A David Unk crash.

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You are looking a whole lot better than last time I saw you! Steadily progressing each day.

Thanks. We're making progress but it is bloody slow.
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Finally got around to reading the story and updates on GT.Rider (thank you also for explaining on the phone about what happened). I'm glad that you are on the road to healing well, but so sorry that this happened to you. I've had my head in the sand for a while. There was a series of bad news (including some family issues too), plus recovering from Covid, that I switched off from reality for a while. Your recent updates on facebook have been reassuring and inspiring. You always have a positive outlook even when things are hard. Well done and hope you get good news about being able to put some weight on your leg. Good luck! :heart:
 

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Finally got around to reading the story and updates on GT.Rider (thank you also for explaining on the phone about what happened). I'm glad that you are on the road to healing well, but so sorry that this happened to you. I've had my head in the sand for a while. There was a series of bad news (including some family issues too), plus recovering from Covid, that I switched off from reality for a while. Your recent updates on facebook have been reassuring and inspiring. You always have a positive outlook even when things are hard. Well done and hope you get good news about being able to put some weight on your leg. Good luck! :heart:
Thanks Zed. You've been missed.
 

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Good on ya, Young Fella! The medical industry needs to learn from the motorcycle repair industry - Instead of fixing, just replace the parts...:p
 
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Another brief update, slowly but surely progressing.
My latest check up & xrays, the bones are 80% healed, so I'm allowed to load up the injured leg 50%
Regaining balance & a few strides with crutches is the next "step."




6 more weeks to final check up & al clear for a 100% healed leg & arm, for some real walking & mobility.
The longer it goes on the more frustrating the slog becomes, but I guess I aint doing too bad for an old fellah @ 68.
 

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An insurance update.

Yesterday I finally got paid out from the compulsory por ror bor motorcycle insurance.
30,000 baht was paid into my account, against the excess medical bills I had to pay.
The 3rd party voluntary bail bond insurance I had with Thai Siri has also paid out for the damages to the vehicle that I hit.
The current policy had a 200,000 baht damages limit, but I intend to increase that 3rd party insurance to a maximum of 600,000 baht damages to another vehicle.

A quote from Roojai

Type 3+Collision only. Summary coverage
Sum insured ฿100,000
Repair at KPI’s preferred garages
Excess ฿2,000
Named drivers only
Third-party liability for bodily injury ฿500,000 per person
Third-party liability for property damages ฿600,000 per time
Personal accident ฿200,000 per person
Medical expense ฿200,000 per person
Compulsory insurance
Price Quoted + 6776 baht.
No idea who the insurance company is.

My current policy is with Thai Siri, via [email protected] but when this policy expires I will explore higher 3rd party coverage, with Thai Siri. I have used them for several years, had 2 claims & always been well satisfied with their service.
 
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Another brief update, slowly but surely progressing.
My latest check up & xrays, the bones are 80% healed, so I'm allowed to load up the injured leg 50%
Regaining balance & a few strides with crutches is the next "step."




6 more weeks to final check up & al clear for a 100% healed leg & arm, for some real walking & mobility.
The longer it goes on the more frustrating the slog becomes, but I guess I aint doing too bad for an old fellah @ 68.
Good work, David. You'll be back dancing in no time... :p
 

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2nd last update 16 October 2022.

I've been pushing on with the therapy quite well & been able to get mobile on a scooter, a Yamaha Nmax from Mr Mechanic @ 4,000 baht a month.

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Out and about

Enjoy Coffee with my son Jason Unk
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Panorama Coffee
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A Takhong sunset with Tim & Dave DKT
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It was with some confidence that I went for a check up & xrays at the hospital to determine my broken legs bones having knitted well & ready for a full 100% load after 3.5 months.
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Disappointed I was & we still have a way to go.
Must be something to with age I guess.
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It will be a while longer before I'm back on the Vstrom
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Meanwhile the Nmax will do the trick.

After 3.5 months stuck with his father, my son Jason has headed back to Chiang Mai, showing great love for his father.
It wasn't easy at times, but he never flinched once & always remained focus on the job. A father could not ask for more.

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Love you Jason & thanks so much my son.


Next xray appointment is 6th January 2023.
Lets ring in the new year with good news.
 
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Good work, Jason and David! :)

iIm really pleased that you have gotten to a stage of being able to get about again. Even if there is a long road ahead, that must be some relief for both of you.
 
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Hi David, new member here.
I had no idea all this was happening while I ordered the maps and then, later, waited for approval to join the forum.
All I can say is you're one tough dude! Good to see you're up and about and healing well.
If you still need help, it would be my pleasure to do what little I can. A small payback for all that I'm learning from your forums and from your posts.
Get well soon!
Best,
Hoss
 
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In Chiang Mai for a funeral & buy an Nmax for a few more months, so time to check on the bike in person & see how it feels to sit on it.

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Absolutely no issues sitting on the bike and it felt like being back right at home.

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New front brake discs are required, after skimming them did not bring them up to scratch.
Footpegs, loads of plastic, a screen & refitting the spotlights is next, in that order; and I maybe ready to roll on it in a few more months once the leg is fully healed. Next Xray on the leg is not long after new year. Woohoo. I'm not done yet.

 

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More progress, slowly as it goes.

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Bits of plastic, footpegs & new discs next, so we maybe in business ready to for when the rider is up for it.
It's looking more like a bike and less like a resting unicycle, David.
It was great to catch up with you briefly in CK, and greater still to see your recovery progressing. Don't let impatience set you back - Small steps are good steps.
Cheers, Eoin
 

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In Chiang Mai for a funeral & buy an Nmax for a few more months, so time to check on the bike in person & see how it feels to sit on it.

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Absolutely no issues sitting on the bike and it felt like being back right at home.

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New front brake discs are required, after skimming them did not bring them up to scratch.
Footpegs, loads of plastic, a screen & refitting the spotlights is next, in that order; and I maybe ready to roll on it in a few more months once the leg is fully healed. Next Xray on the leg is not long after new year. Woohoo. I'm not done yet.

That's a happy chappie!. We're all looking forward to the day when you are ready to roll.
 
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Finally looking good, almost perfect. The bones have knitted.
Xray on 6th January 2023.
From the accident, 204 days or 6 months, 21 days excluding the end date.

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How the bits & pieces looked in October
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and I can tell you it feels great to have a leg that feels like a whole functioning leg, although we've got to build up some strength in it still.
I cant wait to get back riding big yellow.
In the meantime, the mighty Nmax is doing the trick for short rides.
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Excellent to see you on the permanent mend, David. That'll be a happy reunion when you and big yellow are both up and running.
 

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When I broke my femur 20 years ago the physio told me to walk backwards in a swimming pool for exercise, not much load on your leg and it uses alot of muscle groups not used so much, it helped me immensely ;)


Like you when I crashed my Honda XR600 I had no one to blame, except myself, 100% my own fault :worried: