Husqvarna and KTM have gone to great lengths to provide a side stand sensor that cannot be tampered with. This sensor does not allow gear engagement without the side stand in the "UP" position.
There are a few issues though for some. If this sensor is to fail (or you lose the magnet) while in the field you WILL be left stranded. This is not a simple roadside repair like the old days where you cut the switch off and twisted wires together or even dug up a proper resistor to temporarily alleviate the problem. This is a 50% duty cycle square wave that would be almost impossible to duplicate without proper hardware, an oscilloscope, and knowledge in circuits/electronics.
Carry one of these dongles on your bike for a little piece of mind should the OEM product fail.
From the manufacturer: This product is to be carried as a spare part to get you and your bike to safety. It is NOT to be installed while your OEM side stand sensor is operating normally.