## explain bph/rpm

my moped has a factory bph 3/rpm 6000

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Three brake horsepower at 6000 RPM is what it means

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I think you mean bhp, or Brake Horse Power.

In this case, it makes the power of three horses at 6,000 revolutions per minute.

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Why the term "brake" horse power?

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what dillon said makes lots of sense. so does it max out at 6,000 rpm?

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blah blah horsepower @ blah blah RPM don't mean the limit your engine can rev it just means that's the peak hp hits at that RPM point

So your engine with 3hp @ 6,000 on the dynamometer may go like 2.5 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 2 hp @ 7,000 rpm .

In other words your engine made the most horsepower at 6000 RPM any other RPM it made less horsepower.

Brake horsepower used to be what they put it on called a pony brake.

a pony break is a simple dynamometer

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thank you ken, i understand it now

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"In this case, it makes the power of three horses at 6,000 revolutions per minute."

How do you get 3 horses all running at 6000 RPM ?

Cocaine.

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BPH is something we should be concerned with.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_prostatic_hyperplasia

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Jim Rees Wrote:

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> Why the term "brake" horse power?

Because if it makes that much horsepower, something is sure to break.

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peter heid Wrote:

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> "In this case, it makes the power of three horses

> at 6,000 revolutions per minute."

>

> How do you get 3 horses all running at 6000 RPM ?

With a harness and a whip, like pulling a stagecoach to escape bandits.

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