The dongle was installed in minutes and works fine. Now I do not risk being trapped in the middle of nowhere with no ability to start. Excellent!
It’s a “must have” under the seat . . Just hope I don’t ever have to use it 😬
I was at a KTM Adventure Rally where a tech was going to check out my tuning. When he lifted the bike on a MX stand, he accidentally broke the tab that positions the side stand sensor. He spent a half hour trying to figure out why the bike wouldn't start up on the stand. When they realized the magnet had been damaged, they didn't have a replacement. I reached into my tool bag and handed them my Vanasche bypass dongle which got the bike started again. They ended up swapping a the magnet holder off one of their demo bikes, fixing that one by taping it in place. A good application for JB weld. Anyway, Deacon and I kept riding, and besides carrying the Vanasche dongle I also carry two extra magnet holders, which cost less than $5 each. However, if the sensor itself dies, only the dongle will get you out of nowhere.
Does what it is supposed to do. I am storing mine on the bike for emergency use only. It's a good idea to practice disconnecting the stock switch so you can do it on the road if necessary. Electrical connectors can be a bit of a trick to release.
Worked as intended, no issues at all.
Time will tell how this unit holds up but was all a seamless process. Easypeasy piece of mind.