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wondering about oil viscosity?

The service manual states 10W-40 is the default recommended oil viscosity however on the chart 10W-50 actually has a wider acceptable temperature range. Would 10W-50 not be a better choice because I would imagine it would work better for the transmission? Thoughts? My bike normally operates in temps ranging from -2C/28F to 32C/90F.

As per service manual:
10W-40 (-10C/14F to 40C/104F)
10W-50 (-10C /14Fto 40C+/104F+)
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If you want to know more about oil, read this:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/
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You're better with 10W-40 (5W-40, 0W-40) for your temperature range. 10W-50's viscosity is higher at operating temperature.
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