Side Stand Bypass Dongle 690/701/1090/1290

KTM/Husqvarna has gone to great lengths to provide a side stand sensor that cannot be tampered with.  If this sensor is to fail (or you lose the magnet) while in the field you WILL be left stranded. This product defeats the sensor and has saved countless rides from ending early. Don't get stranded with out one.....


  • Husqvarna 701 - Enduro & SMC & Vitpilen (2017-2022 US Models)
  • Husqvarna 701 - Enduro & SMC & Vitpilen (2017-2020 EU Models)
  • KTM 690 - Enduro & SMC (2019-2022 US Models)
  • KTM 690 - Enduro & SMC (2019-2020 EU Models)
  • KTM 690 - Duke (2016+ Only)
  • KTM 1090 - All years
  • KTM 1290 - 2017+ Only


The factory sensor does not allow gear engagement without the side stand in the "UP" position. While we understand the safety aspect there are a few issues. 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. 

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. By purchasing this product you agree to assume full liability. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
laurence steele

Side Stand Bypass Dongle 690/701/1090/1290

Works great on 2020 ktm690r enduro r

Easy install and works great. Will carry it in case sidestand switch fails again (happened once)

Lee Clark
Works a charm

Does exactly what it says. Compact and easy to fit.

Paul Van Hout
Peace of Mind Insurance

My 2019 KTM 690 is setup as a lightweight adventure bike and I have spent effort ensuring it will be a reliable traveler. The bypass dongle is part of this effort and while I have not had to use it in an actual situation I have tested it’s function. The dongle is easy to install and works as advertised. Zip ties are included to secure the dongle to the bike. While not inexpensive, I consider it worthwhile insurance.

Tracy J
Installed and works perfectly!

I installed this on my 2019 690 Enduro and am happy with how it works. No worries if sensor fails now.

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