What if you noticed that the hose was 2 inches long, bent 90 degrees 1/2" from the carbueretor, and cut on one end at a 30^ angle like some string beans are cut? Change your answer?
What if you found a place with a few motorscooters in stock, mostly junk and the second one he showed you had a very similar carburetor with the exact same hose on it, 2", cut like a string bean at the other end?
Do you think it's important to actually have the hose or can I just leave the port open? I lost the hose and it was torn at the connecting end anyhow. What's the purpose of a 2" hose versus nothing at all?