I have read in the past where some have found the "long hose vent" can be a problem in strong cross winds. My '03 has no hose at all--the vent is open to the air right at the carbs with a T connection. This has never caused me any problems in very strong winds. My conclusion is that Mr. T corrected a problem that did not exist in later years by adding the hose. Of course the CA models had the hose to go to the canister.
FYI, if the carb bowls are not vented, the carbs will flood BIG time.
2003 T-100 (790cc), NARK, NH Togas, 8100 rpm rev limiter, 158 main jets, 42 pilot jets (less than 1 turn out on pilot screws), stock needles--no shims. 13 A/F ratio from 1100 rpm to 4000 rpm; 12 A/F ratio from 4000 rpm to 6000 rpm; 13 A/F from 6000 rpm to 8100 rpm.:D
2007 Tiger 1050--White:D--SW-Motech crashbars, Skidmarx rear hugger/chain guard, Calsci +7 windscreen.