thanks for getting back. I forgot to mention that the needle is in the leanest positions. I am not sure if there are any other needles I can purchase that will allow me to go leaner.
I also tried to dial in the air mixture screw every time I changed the idle jet. I tried to get it set where it runs best without being more than three turns out.
at some point i did see a really small leak in my exhaust coming from the place where the manufacturer welded it together ( got it new from treats) which I took to a weld shop and payed 20 bucks to fix.
Other than that, I checked for leaks all over the top end and didn't find anything. (edited)