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On the right hand side of the bike, look under the bottom of the oil tank. You should see a large hose or pipe running from the bottom of the tank down behind the transmission. It follows the frame down low behind the exhaust system. Now, Harley changed the location of the plug and I don't know what year they did it. The plug will be a metal plug stuck into the end of the hose or it will be a screw in plug under the frame in the cross brace. Just follow the large hose to the end and you'll find the plug.
On most softail bikes, the "horseshoe" oil tank has a drain mounted down low on the frame. Look along the bottom side of the oil tank from the right side of the bike. You'll see a hose or a pipe going downwards towards the transmission. The rest of the pipes run to the engine. Follow this on down and it should run along the frame just behind and below the transmission. It'll have a plug in the end of the hose or pipe. Remove the plug and the engine oil will drain out.
Frame "rake" is determined by the angle of the neck section of the frame itself relative to the ground/earth. Triple trees are in front of the steering stem (or neck "axle/axis") does not define or affect the "rake" of the frame. Almost every other motorcycle manufacturer places the triple trees in front of the frame's neck axis, In 1980 H-D developed the "self-centering" type of triple trees, where the trees lay/fall behind the neck's axis. This type of front end design is very stable because the "weight" or mass of the assembly being behind the neck will "come back to center" while moving forward down the road.
The second part of the number past the "vin:" is probably the VIN of your bike, maybe not but it looks like a VIN number. Your VIN should be stamped into the neck of the frame. What the first number is, I have no idea.