That shroud in front of the handlebars should be able to come off independently to allow access to the rectifier/regulator. Removing this shroud alone I believe won’t give you enough access to work of the fuel pump.
Yeah it's 2 seperate pieces. Gotta take the rack shifter council off. Large philips head screw driver. 8-10 mm wrenches. Actually pretty easy to do.
Just follow the screws around. Leave the mud flap on the fender n unbolt it at the footrest. Reassemble using antisieze.
While it is off it may be a good time to change out the old fuel lines. They deteriorate over time on the inside. Cheap maintenance. And clean up the ground for the battery negative ground.
Give your ride a once over.
Good luck n have fun.
Ajl719: Thanks all for your information, starting now and almost ready to remove the front, when temps are in the negative numbers, in the unheated garage takes a little longer (fingers get to cold to work), but it is coming along. I know I have to change the rectifier, and check the fuel pump, will rebuild the carb, as all the parts are original, never been touched.
Olstitch: Thanks for heads up, going to change out all the vacuum and gas lines.
Any other things I should be looking into?