Well, I wanted to update this thread, just in case someone else comes looking for help in the future.
She Runs! It's not perfect, there's a couple little quirks:
If I'm taking a sharp turn and leaning a lot to the left and I open the throttle quick(not a lot, but say quickly move it 1/8 or 1/4 turn) there is a noticable momentary bog or gasp where it's either not getting fuel or air for .25 seconds. Quick sputter and then it comes back to life. Like the carb sucks air, then gas. I don't know if that's actually what happens but it feels like that.
And the bike from a stop seems to be rich. When I let the clutch out and give it gas to go the engine does shudder a tiny bit, I think I'm going to try and adjust the A/F screw in 1/8 - 1/4 turn and see if this changes. I'll back the A/F back to 2 1/4 and see if there's a difference.
So in conclusion, there was some sort of debris, could have been the end of a Q-tip, could have been part of an old fuel filter, I don't know, but something was stuck in the carb after the pilot jet. It must have been pretty stuck in there because blowing both directions with compressed air and carb cleaner didn't release it, only after soaking in berrymans did it finally come out.