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: WARNING: This product is to be carried as a spare part and used to get you and your bike to safety when the OEM sensor fails. It is NOT to be installed while your OEM side stand sensor is operating normally as this allows the bike to engage gears with the side stand still in the down position which can result in property damage and/or injury.
Posted by Randy on 19th Oct 2020
Ok by no means am I a motorcycle mechanic but I have been riding since I was 16. Purchased my 2020 701 SM a month ago. While doing research I discovered this wonderful company called Rottweiler Performance out of SoCal. I’ve made several purchases from RP including this one the kick stand bypass. Once again my order arrived on time and was exactly what was promised. The install was not only easy it was fun and worked perfectly. Big shout-out to the entire team at RP ......
Posted by Dean E Beiring on 16th Aug 2020
I bought this on the recommendation from Telrover and will carry it like he does
Posted by mc on 2nd Jul 2020
A great piece of plug and play kit. I just recently caught some bit of a log on the trails and the bike died immediately. Luckily I had the dongle already to go. I popped it into place and was able to continue the ride. I shudder to think of the other option....pushing a dead bike through the single tracts.....ugh.
Posted by Husky 701 AG on 30th Aug 2018
It took a little while to trace the kickstand dongle back to the plug. New dongle plugs right in and bypasses the kickstand. It had already cost me one trip when it got bumped out of place. Great product and recommend.