A little more info (I am home because the chimney guy is here, but in work clothes so I can't tear into it now).
If I kick it over a few times, throttle open, key off, then kick it with the key on, throttle closed it sounds like it wants to pop (this is what it was doing before it wouldn't start). So, sounds like it needs a little more fuel floating around?
The idle screw was set about 2 turns out when I took it apart. I reset it to 1.5 per spec that I read somewhere (the cap had been removed already). I didn't assume that it was right because it was a CA bike (I am at 7,400 feet), but maybe I should turn it out a little more?
Ether doesn't seem to make any difference.