Well, ya know...sometimes a person just has to test things to see what they will do...
(At least that's the story I'm telling.
I was in a hurry to get on the road a couple of months back. I had dropped the top earlier, but had not latched it. You can see how this story is going to go, right?
I made it about ten miles at sustained speeds of up to 50 mph with no issue whatsoever.
Then, as I was merging onto the freeway and accelerating down a hill to about 60mph, there was a very loud noise, and the top popped fully open.
That woke me up.
I was able to slow down and get onto the shoulder pretty quickly, but the top took some wind on the way. The good news is that nothing broke, nothing bent. No harm done. But I do double-check my latches now.