On the 950, the side stand bypass is as simple as connecting two wires together, it can be done on the side of the road with a knife and some electrical tape. I don't really think you need to do it beforehand.
I would check the valves beforehand, if it were me.
As far as the fuel pump, I might put in connectors so that the facet could be easily hooked up, and get all the elbows/filter etc. to hook the facet up. Hell, I'd probably just put it in and not carry a spare, unless the points on the original pump looked like new. In any case, don't carry a spare if you don't know how to put it in and have all the parts/tools with which to replace it.