Ok, finally think I got it figured out. I think it was a combination of the the idle not being adjusted properly with the fuel screw and also the decompression mechanism. After I set the decompression I found out that you are to do this with the throttle held wide open. So I did the decompression again the correct way and I was able to get it to start after a good 15 kicks. Let it warm up, drove it around to get the motor up to operating temp and then I did the idle on it. I shut it off and then when about a minute or two later I started it again and it fired up in one kick.
Thank you all for your help.