I was thinking that I may have had the float such that the level was below the idle circuit because it kept quiting after a few seconds but it was because the plug was bad. Bought a new plug and like new bike.
A good thing about concentrating so hard on the carb though was that I found that the tube or jet the main needle goes up and down in was able to push out of the carb body and had small holes in it that were plugged up. I used a chop stick and tapped that brass jet deal out and cleaned with a piece of fine wire...
Doing that may benefit you if you haven't already.