Ron Palm (Advronski) made a modification to the exposed side stand switch. It prevents any damage to the switch from stranding you out in the wilderness. If you ride off road a lot, maybe something to consider.
A dongle to bypass the switch is available from Vanasche Motorsports ($90)
Another cheaper option is to carry a spare switch, they cost less than €20 (p/n 93511045000)…
[Note: A recipe for a small switch bypass to carry in the toolbox would be nice]