Ok so I think I found the solution. I had the carb barrel too far out so the needle wasn't going all they way to the bottom. Though now it's not making a out of gas sound it won't start after dumping the clutch. I am running a racing carb with no choke so that might be it?
Can't just manually turn choke on / off like the rest of us?
Also if the barrel wasn't fully seated you'd be getting more fuel AND air previously so possibly it could have started easier that way, I'm not sure. Mine usually takes about 60 to 80ft of pedaling before it'll start without choke. With choke maybe 30 ft.
Sounds like something else going on. Air leak somewhere perhaps
Yea, pull the top off the carb and see if the lock mechanism isn't bent or broken. The part with the throttle cable going through it, make sure you go easy taking it apart, don't want to wreck the little gasket on top. The little gasket, if broken, can cause an air leak.