When did I ever say it's 100% rider? I was just trying to prove a point to MLCG who seems to think there's a mod he can do to his bike to solve every riding problem, rather than look at improving his own skill set. I can't think of the last time I was on a trail trying to clear an obstacle or climb a hill or whatever and thought, 'gee if I only had YZ cams and more top end, I totally could make this'. No, I think 'Is there a better line than I chose? Was my body position correct? Did I execute correctly? Unless there is something glaringly wrong with the bike, I always assume the problem is me, not the bike.
You're contradicting yourself though... would you say an XR650L has 'acceptable suspension and power' to go fast on an MX track? I don't think most people would.... but that didn't stop Hot Sauce from toying with that guy on a VASTLY superior CRF450, did it? But I guess that's not a clear enough example of rider > bike for you, so you had to further cherry pick and handicap Tedesco with a 50... a 50. Just the fact that you would suggest that further proves my point. Look how far down the ladder you have to go to make things even. A CRF450 against an CRF50. LOL
Sorry but if you think I'm gonna drive to clear to SD to climb some hills to try and settle some Internet pissing match you've got another think coming. Besides, what would that prove, exactly? Whoever climbs the hill fastest is right, and the other is wrong? Grow up. Real life doesn't work that way.
You need to install a reverse gear in the 250F... because you sure do a lot of back pedaling !