As I new member I tried to read as many topics on the fz50 as I could from your forums. I have just purchased a 1978 Suzuki FZ50, orange in color, cream puff. Has less than 800 miles on it and looks extremely well taken care of. The previous owner had the very same problems I am encountering. Won't start without using ether. it actually takes 3-4 different ether injections before it will run. And it does not rev up like crazy like other engines do when injected???? I have found several small items to recheck from your forums, but the one that throws me, is I can not get the hash mark on the oil pump to line up as recommended in the repair manual. And because of this it appears to smoke way more than it should. I am probably rambling, but I have one more question. Where is the best/most reliable place for parts for these older scooters?