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After further review and consideration I'm going with either a Deka or that throttleX. The 18 month warranty, good reviews, and made in America are good selling points. I question Yausa(aka Yausa/Exide) for several reasons including the latest HD being Yausa and really has poor reviews and it's made in Japan. The switch was most likely for financial reasons?
According to someone who worked at East Penn and saw Dekas and HD batteries come off the line back then, the only difference was the flush terminals that was part of the HD contract.
Just my 2€.
Even as I'm writing this, I'm really leaning towards that ThrottleX. Thanks.
Oh, and their website rocks too.

One more thing, I understand what NLXL is saying about the activate yourself battery being fresh. Just not sure it's worth not having the factory activated and sealed battery.
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Well, by filling a Yuasa you actually seal it yourself. That sealing is not any different from a factory seal.
Yep, and a "factory sealed" battery that's been sitting discharging for 6 months isn't my idea of the best way to go. It's potluck how long ago that factory sealed battery was filled and sealed.

I'd much rather fill my own and throw it on a charger overnite before installing it.
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If my battery takes a dump in a year, I expect it replaced and replaced immediately without jumping thru hoops with someone in Japan.
All I have to go on is online reviews since no here has had any of these batteries for very long it seems and the fact is reviews of HD batteries now made by Yausa suck ass. Why?

Yes the 240cca an 16ah is nice if it lasts.
You make a good point about the activation NLXL. How long have you had it? Do you have anything to refute the warranty issues? And what is the warranty? 6 months?

Why does it say made in America? Factory activated too.
Seems to be conflicting data here.
I snipped some of your text to make it easier to answer your questions one by one.

In online reviews even Harley's suck ass...so be carefull with that. The truth is always in the middle
If your battery dumps in a year you don't contact Yuasa, but the one who sold you the battery. Which is logical in case of a factory activated battery. Yuasa can't see how long that type has been on the shelf (see below FA)

https://www.yuasabatteries.com/resources/faqs/
Yuasa Battery, Inc. does not handle warranty issues directly. All inquiries should be directed to the dealer where the battery was purchased. The dealer’s distributor sets the warranty period and handles all warranty claims. The warranty time frame and terms are not specified by Yuasa. That dealer can replace it immediately.

In my own bike there's a old fashioned cheap ass lead-acid type Yuasa installed when I bought it. It's there now for 2,5 years and it seems it has no intention to die on me soon. That's a pity because I wanted to replace it right away for an AGM type to loose that ugly plastic vent. But every time it's starting like new. So, I think it will last two more years or maybe even more as long as I keep an eye on the level and fill it with distilled water.
My oldest son has a Yuasa AGM in his Triumph Street Triple R and it's there from 2013. In the bike of my youngest son there's an Yuasa AGM since 1,5 years. I have had never warranty issues with this brand. A lot of previous Japanese made bikes which I owned had Yuasa placed as an OEM standard. They still do.

There's no conflict in factory activated and self activation: It's a choice you have:
https://www.yuasabatteries.com/resou...n-agm-battery/

-Factory Activated (FA) – the battery is filled with electrolyte, sealed and charged at the factory. These batteries must be used within a period of time and cannot be stored indefinitely.

-Bottle Supplied (BS) – dry AGM batteries are shipped with the electrolyte stored in a plastic container. The battery is filled with electrolyte from the container when it’s ready to be activated. AGM dry batteries have a shelf life of 5 years from the manufacturer as long as they remain sealed.

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