Well we found the problem. The throttle linkage was not closing all of the way! it had plenty of cable but for some reason was not closing. I'm still not sure WHY it decided not to close any more. The little grommet in the finger throttle did come out not letting it go all of the way to idle, but when put back in place it still had no fire. sprayed WD-40 on the linkage, pushed, pulled and kept working with it and eventually it started firing.
maybe when the grommet came out of place the linkage got happy in another place?
Either way, we got it firing and maybe learned a little something too!
Thanks to everyone on the forum that offered thier knowledge and a big thanks to kerry for his help and answering the GPR SUPPORT LINE on sunday!