I have the dongle for mine. Even with the dongle you can only permanently disable the rear ABS. If you want to turn the front off you have to do it every time you start the bike, similar to having to shut the traction control off every time you start (if you prefer to have it off all the time). Personally, I have found just disabling the rear enough for me. I can still do stoppies with the front ABS on. The only time I have ever had it kick in is when the front tire actually loses traction and slides, and to be honest, I don't mind the ABS kicking in in that situation. Now I do prefer to ride with TC off because with TC on you cannot get the front up anywhere close to the balance point. Of course I don't do full stoppies but I regularly get the rear at least a foot off the ground with front ABS on. It lets me lift the rear when braking at the end of straights on the track as well. I have never had the front ABS kick in on the track, even when racing.