Thanks guys. I do use the shut off religiously. I had the needle valve that controls the flow of fuel in backwards... such a dumb but easy mistake.
Best way to learn... have you left the kill switch off and spent hours troubleshooting yet??hahah... yeah. after i put my primary back together i couldn’t get the bike to start... i spent about 2 hours trying to figure out what was wrong. I was looking at a wiring diagram and caw the broken circuit for the kill switch. I was relieved it was something so easy and taken care of but felt like a complete fool.