Get a ride to Walmart or Autozone --- by a big blue tarp and tie that thing down with bungees....
easy and cheap....I wouldn't get involved in manually putting the top up if it is electric...all kinds of problems re-connecting to the motor....
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Clear Corners and Sidemarkers
ZKW Euro Ellipsoids w/ DDE Enhanced
Debaffled Airbox w/Green Drop-In High Performance Air Filter