Using the catalog as a guide, first select the type of battery you'd like to use (i.e. conventional or maintenance-free, standard or advanced technology). Next, find one with the proper physical dimensions, or as close to them as possible. Slightly smaller batteries can be used; you can always shim the battery box with foam, rubber or even soft wooden strips, but as we said, pass on ones that may be too large. Once you've found a battery that fits, check the terminal location and style. You'll want terminals that match the OEM battery's as closely as possible. Lastly, make certain that chosen battery's Cold Cranking Amps and Amp Hour Ratings meet or exceed the motorcycle manufacturer's specs.